Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s media blitz | Fact Checker @AOC

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  1. Ocasio-Cortez is rapidly mastering the art of the spin. A tweet that edits a comment down to “call me a “thing” and “shiny object” is cheap. Sen. McCaskill was conveying her sense of the freshman Congresswoman’s win as the new phenomenon in U.S politics- “the new thing.”

    But this is a continuation of “the girl from the Bronx” stretching the truth to fit her purposes. She did not grow up in “The Bronx” – as we ex-40th Precinct residents experienced it. She spent her first five years in a planned community in Parkchester, moved to Yorktown Heights in Westchester, then off to Boston. No suffering through P.S. 65 or St. Luke’s Parochial for this little girl. Or getting groped as a teen on the packed No. 2, 4 or 5 Trains. But she could probably see The Bronx from her Yorktown porch !

    We’ve gotten used to politicians claiming they dodged sniper fire in Bosnia, “served in Vietnam”, “never had sex” with anyone they shouldn’t have, or was hiking the Appalachian Trail. Ocasio-Cortez has great potential for joining their ranks. As for her rudimentary knowledge U.S civics and government, the current naturalization/citizenship exam might prove very challenging for Alex from Westchester.

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