It appears that Democratic-socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has decided that media censorship may just be an effective strategy for avoiding difficult policy questions as well as the scrutiny of her constituents.
This was evidenced on Thursday, when Fox News was denied entrance to a town hall meeting focused on veterans that the controversial freshman congresswoman held in New York.
When Fox News and one of the network’s veteran reporters, Pete Hegseth, attempted to get into the town hall meeting on Thursday evening, they were told by the organizers that no more press passes could be handed out because they were at capacity.
But evidence to the contrary was provided by Ocasio-Cortez herself. The freshman congresswoman posted an Instagram video which showed that the event was a long way from capacity.
As the camera panned from one half of the auditorium to the other, what was jarringly apparent was the large number of empty seats. It’s safe to say that the venue was not even at 50% capacity.
While reviewing the video, Fox News personalities joked that “you can land a chopper there,” referring to all the empty space.
Ocasio-Cortez seems to be getting sick and tired of all the bad coverage that she has been receiving from Fox, and now appears to be taking action to prevent it.
Remember it was just last month that she asked, referring to Fox, ” Why are so many grown men just obsessed with this 29-year-old?” She went on to pretend that it doesn’t bother her, saying that she finds it funny.
But her actions on Thursday seem to tell a different story, along with her recent decision to quit Facebook.
Free Speech 101
What is really going on is that Ocasio-Cortez is learning that she doesn’t like free speech, nor a free press for that matter.
Free speech is the open market of ideas. Good speech, just like a quality good or service, is in high demand, and bad speech, like bad products, will ultimately be exposed. Let’s face it, whether it is the Green New Deal, the Amazon headquarters fiasco, or whatever else, Ocasio-Cortez has specialized in bad speech and bad ideas, and she has been rightly exposed by Fox News, among others.
So, what’s a good Democratic-socialist to do if she wants to keep her political career afloat? Prevent free speech and eliminate freedom of the press?
She’s well on her way.