LISTEN: RAHEEM KASSAM Dismantles The Myth That Conservatives Were Mocking Ocasio-Cortez’s Dancing

INTERVIEW – RAHEEM KASSAM – Fellow, Claremont Institute and former chief advisor to former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage – discussed the media obsession over Ocasio-Cortez.

  • CONSERVATIVES ARE GETTING ACCUSED OF MAKING FUN OF OCASIO’S DANCING AND THIS IS FAKE NEWS: RAHEEM KASSAM: Newsweek Gets It Wrong — Conservatives Weren’t ‘Outraged’ By Ocasio-Cortez Dancing, We Loved It. (Daily Caller) — Newsweek ran a story to coincide with the swearing in (or “inauguration”) of new Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) this week. They suggested “conservatives” were outraged by a video of AOC dancing while in college. They lied. There’s little to no evidence that any conservatives, in the real world or on Twitter, were affected by the video that came out this week in any way other than thinking “Ha, that’s kind of cute.” Believe it or not, all of us were college students, or of college age, at some point in time. Most of us, in fact, danced at some point. Some of us still dance. We even post videos (and/or pictures) of us doing such things to our own social media profiles. This must come as a big revelation to Newsweek writer Jason Le Miere, who, prior to running public relations pieces for the incoming congresswoman, spent a noteworthy amount of time on his Twitter page disparaging Israel.
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  • GOP’s Steve Scalise shuts down Twitter debate on taxes with Ocasio-Cortez after ‘radical followers’ allude to Virginia shooting. U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., abruptly halted a Twitter debate with newcomer Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York early Sunday morning after at least three commenters made references to the June 2017 shooting in which Scalise and three other people were shot by a left-wing activist. “snipe his a–,” one Twitter user wrote, in support of Ocasio-Cortez. (The user later denied that the post was a call for political violence, writing, “not seeing any violence there sorry” and telling Fox News it referred only to a verbal “sniping.”) “she’s got better aim than James Hodgkinson, that’s for sure,” another wrote, comparing Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter responses to the marksmanship of the suspect in the Virginia shooting, a Bernie Sanders supporter who later died in a shootout with police. “Kick his cane,” a third wrote. As of late Sunday afternoon, Ocasio-Cortez had not commented on the tweets from the users cited by Scalise, even though she has published tweets on other subjects.

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