In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a stunning statement, saying that people are too concerned with being “precisely” and “factually” accurate on issues. She was immediately slammed for this statement.
The 29-year old congresswoman made the remarks in an interview with Anderson Cooper on CBS News’ “60 Minutes.”
“If people want to really blow up one figure here or one word there, I would argue that they’re missing the forest for the trees,” Ocasio-Cortez said after Cooper highlighted how The Washington Post has repeatedly called out her false claims.
“I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”
However, Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler weighed in on her comment, simply saying ” Sorry, not the right answer.“
Other people criticized her comments as well.
“That AOC thinks there are people who are *not* concerned about being “precisely, factually, and semantically correct” is the problem. Being “morally right” is impossible if you’re basing it on a foundation that is inaccurate, misleading, or outright dishonest.,” Josh Jordan wrote.
David Martosko wrote, “The White House should have this gift playing on an endless loop on the north lawn“
Jonah Goldberg wrote, ” This is not a binary choice. And there’s no excuse for not doing your homework. And the only correct response to being shown to be factually wrong is to correct/acknowledge/apologize for your error. “
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