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AOC Wants To Form Commission To Rein In Media Disinformation

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OPINION: This article contains commentary which reflects the author's opinion


Imagine New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her friends controlling what you and the media are allowed to say.

That is something the 30-year-old representative sees for the future of the media in the United States, BizPac Review reported.

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You can be sure Ocasio-Cortez is not referencing “Fake News CNN,” as some call the Trump-hating network, as her take on misinformation is anything that fails to advance her radical agenda — an agenda that relies on the authoritarian power of government to be implemented.

The idea of the progressive left judging media literacy is a scary concept, but that is what AOC claimed was in the works in an Instagram Live video she shared Thursday night saying a “federal truth and reconciliation commission” was being discussed.

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“I can say, there is absolutely a commission being discussed,” he said when someone asked her the question. “But it seems to be more investigatory, in style rather than truth and reconciliation, so I think that’s an interesting concept for us to explore.”

“And I do think that several members of Congress, in some of my discussions, have brought up media literacy because that’s part of what happened here,” she said. “And we’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation.”

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It is another attempt by the Democrats to use the vile insurrection at the Capitol a week ago to further their efforts to pull the levers of more government control. That was evidenced when Ocasio-Cortez began to describe her experience when the Capitol was under siege.

“I thought I was going to die. And you have all of those thoughts where, at the end of your life, all of these thoughts come rushing to you, and that’s what happened to a lot of us on Wednesday. I did not know if I was going to make out of that day alive,” the representative said.

She said that she was frightened that Republican members of Congress would give her location to the rioters.

“The Hill” media columnist Joe Concha spoke about the representatives remarks when he appeared on Fox News and described what it would be like under a Democrat controlled truth commission.

“Let’s unpack this proposal, she wants to basically establish a Ministry of Truth — we’ve all read 1984 and, you know — to determine what is truth and what is not. So who sits on this committee exactly?” Concha said.

“How does Miss Ocasio-Cortez define truth exactly?” he said. “She was asked in a CNN interview, this was a couple of years ago after she was fact-checked on some very dubious claims, about those particular claims and she said, ‘People want to really blow-up one figure here, or a word there, I would argue they are missing the forest for the trees, I think there is a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, semantically correct than being morally right.”‘

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The quote actually came from a “60 Minutes” interview but is no less terrifying.

“Oh, so it’s not about being factually correct, it’s what she sees as being right and wrong from a moral perspective,” Concha said.

“Let’s say I want to argue against defunding the police or adding two states, which therefore would add four Democratic senators, does that make me morally wrong, and therefore do I have to testify before this committee? Am I pulled off the air?” he said. “That’s the thing when you have a Democratically controlled Washington — Congress, Senate, and White House – this sort of thing in terms of government regulating speech should stay in China, or stay in North Korea or, I don’t know, ‘1984.’”

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