The leftist media is on a full court press against Trump's presumed anti-free speech rhetoric, but what happens when their darling actually goes so far as to bar the media from a public event?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — the New York-based Congressional nominee poised to make history this November by becoming the youngest woman ever elected to the House — has come under fire for barring the media from a public town hall this past Sunday. Now, her defense has prompted even more head-scratching from critics.
The political wunderkind, who has gained national notoriety for her stunning primary win over longtime Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), took to Twitter Friday afternoon to say that she wanted to provide a forum for local residents “to feel safe discussing sensitive issues in a threatening political time.”
Our community is 50% immigrant. Folks are victims of DV, trafficking, + have personal medical issues.
This town hall was designed for residents to feel safe discussing sensitive issues in a threatening political time.
We indicated previously that it would be closed to press.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) August 17, 2018
I almost certainly won't be alive to see it, but how will free speech and freedom of the press be defined for a child born today who comes of age in 2040? It saddens me to think that the near total freedom of speech and press that my generation enjoyed when we came of age in the 1970's will almost certainly be gone by then.
It truly frightens me to think what will replace it.
Now here's something I hadn't thought of:
I like it!
It turns out Gov. Cuomo just misspoke the other day. What happened is -- the words that came out of his mouth were the exact opposite of what he really thinks -- which is of course -- "America has always been great."
"The expression I used the other day was inartful, so I want to be very clear: Of course America is great and of course America has always been great," Cuomo said during a conference call.
The @NewYorkGOP and @realDonaldTrump can stop pouncing now.
The governor of New York is a patriot, after all.
Burns so hard, doesn't it?
Don't look now, but President Trump is in "pounce" mode on Twitter and the @NewYorkGOP's retweet finger's getting sore.
The president's not done pouncing: