Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently returned to her district after a cross-country campaign tour during which she was treated like a rock star.
And promptly banned the press from attending a community event in Corona, New York.
The decision to bar members of the media from the affair highlights the hypocrisy of both leftist politicians and the media itself. The shallow, silly socialist’s spokesman, Corbin Trent, stated: “We wanted to help create a space where community members felt comfortable and open to express themselves without the distraction of cameras and press.”
I’m certain that some in the Trump administration feel the same way, as do many of his supporters. But the Fourth Estate fawns all over Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, whereas they stop just short of attempting to tar and feather the president-- and his supporters. This explains why the mainstream media didn’t savage Ms. O.C. like they would have if a Republican had done the same thing, preferring instead to give the young lass a pass.
Trent added, “These were the first set of events where the press has been excluded. This is an outlier and will not be the norm. We’re still adjusting our logistics to fit Alexandria’s national profile.”
Banning the press is “adjusting your logistics?” (To fit the national profile of a community organizer from the state of New York’s 14th Congressional district)? I looked up definitions of “logistics”: 1) “the aspect of military science dealing with the procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military materiel, facilities, and personnel.” No, Ocasio-Cortez isn’t big on guns or the (U.S.) military. 2) “the commercial activity of transporting goods to customers.” Definitely not! Can’t think of a woman as a “good,” to be “transported to customers!” #MeToo. And 3) “the handling of the details of an operation,” as in “the logistics of a political campaign.” That’s it!
Operation Ban the Media won’t harm Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign, because members of the press won’t hold her accountable. They are too busy attacking Trump for holding them accountable. One would hope the voters would hold her accountable for her stupefying naiveté and ignorance of the issues.
One would likely be disappointed.