So it all started with more false narrative in a tweet from freshman legislator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:
Boycotting cookies that teach little girls leadership skills to own the libs 👍🏽 nice job
So what’s the big deal? In this case, the big deal is context, which was missing. So what article was she talking about, and why didn’t she include a link? What’s this screenshot madness?!
If a 4-year-old can link an article, twitter users couldn’t understand why AOC couldn’t figure it out. Was she trying to HIDE something?
See some of the tweets below that mocked her:
Okay, so we’ve established that she was purposefully trying to hide the link to the actual article.
So as we often have to do with AOC, let’s peel away the dross and figure out what was really going on.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a Raw Story headline to mock a column by a conservative writer who supposedly made the case for a “cookie boycott because AOC used to be a Girl Scout.”
“Boycotting cookies that teach little girls leadership skills to own the libs,” she wrote. “Nice job. I’ll take 10.”
Except the actual column, written by conservative writer and former sportscaster Jane Chastain and published on WorldNetDaily, not Raw Story, didn’t call on readers to pass on the cookies simply because of the New York congresswoman’s prior membership. Instead, it was because of what she considers the group’s slide into leftism.
So the story was actually about boycotting the cookies because their sales support leftist causes… okay, that makes more sense.
Ocasio-Cortez probably figured that if she actually helped people to read the article, that they would perhaps be swayed in response to learning about the Girl Scouts’ leftist leanings.
But that still doesn’t explain why she would claim that conservatives were calling to boycott the cookies because of her. The Daily Caller clears that up below:
The WND writer laments the group’s “sharp left turn” and the fact that country “has taken a backseat” to “global citizenship” with values “at odds with our own.” The first mention of Ocasio-Cortez occurs six paragraphs from the bottom:
In fact, the Girl Scouts are celebrating the victory won by their alums in the 2018 midterms on its website, beginning with their star, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who attributes much of her success to what she learned as part of this organization. Now Girl Scout alums make up 72 percent of female senators and 60 percent of the women in the 116th Congress.
The second mention is at the end:
So before you decide to embrace an International Women’s Day celebration or buy the cookies, ask yourself, “Will the country be better off with more representatives like the young socialist Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez?”
Okay, so now we have the truth, and it really wasn’t ALL about Ocasio-Cortez.
Still, she does seem to find a lot of enjoyment being the center of so much attention, even claiming recently that she’s “the boss.”
You can see her rant in the last 10 seconds of the YouTube video below:
Claiming such nonsense is rather attention-grabbing, although Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Hillary Clinton have both made headlines recently by claiming that conservatives are “obsessed” with them.
If they need some advice on how to avoid media obsession, I have some advice:
If you don’t want attention for being stupid, stop doing stupid things.
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