Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fights back after articles wrongly claimed to show nude selfie

  
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Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fights back after articles wrongly claimed to show nude selfie

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As freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez adjusts to the limelight of Capitol Hill, theNew York Democrat's affinity for sharing the experience on social media has generated overwhelming interest, not just from her fans but her critics as well.

Her interview Sunday on the highly-rated CBS program “60 Minutes” apparently didn't provide enough content for an internet troll who generated a false narrative featuring a purported nude photo of the self-described "radical," progressive superstar.

Since bursting onto the political scene with a major primary upset of a veteran Democrat, Ocasio-Cortez, 29, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress has become a prime target for her detractors, mainly conservatives, on the internet.


Her latest high-profile moment came Wednesday evening, as Ocasio-Cortez slammed the conservative media website The Daily Caller for spreading a story in a tweet that stated: “Here’s The Photo Some Described As A Nude Selfie Of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”

The photo is not of Ocasio-Cortez.




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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC








GOP have been losing their mind + frothing at the mouth all week, so this was just a matter of time.

There is also a Daily Mail reporter (Ruth Styles) going to my boyfriend’s relative’s homes+offering them cash for “stories.”

Women in leadership face more scrutiny. Period.










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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC





For those out of the loop, Republicans began to circulate a fake nude photo of me. The @DailyCaller reposted it (!) and refused to indicate it was fake in the title as well.

Completely disgusting behavior from Conservative outlets.

No wonder they defended Kavanaugh so fiercely.







The Daily Caller responded by not only deleting the tweet, but also removing the full story from its website -- excusing itself as the third media outlet to publish stories about a post on Reddit and 4chan, where the photo first appeared and falsely charged that in 2016 Ocasio-Cortez shared the photo to her Instagram account, where a woman’s breasts reflected off a bathtub faucet.


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The Daily Caller

@DailyCaller








As soon as editors noticed the twitter headline, we rapidly had it deleted and fixed. The story itself is otherwise no different than what HuffPo and Vice published.

We regret the error, as the intent was to inform our audience that a fake image was circulating online.






Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC



GOP have been losing their mind + frothing at the mouth all week, so this was just a matter of time.

There is also a Daily Mail reporter (Ruth Styles) going to my boyfriend’s relative’s homes+offering them cash for “stories.”

Women in leadership face more scrutiny. Period. https://twitter.com/asteadwesley/status/1083082924524744704 












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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

@AOC








a) this is not an apology
b) you’ve been posting hysteric, misrepresentative articles about me nonstop - many within 24h.

The @DailyCaller, funded by @TuckerCarlson (at @FoxNews), has a well-documented relationship with white supremacy.

Unsurprising they’re targeting me.






The Daily Caller

@DailyCaller



As soon as editors noticed the twitter headline, we rapidly had it deleted and fixed. The story itself is otherwise no different than what HuffPo and Vice published.

We regret the error, as the intent was to inform our audience that a fake image was circulating online. https://twitter.com/aoc/status/1083178169044213761 







The photo is not of Ocasio-Cortez, but rather another woman who was once caught in political controversy – Sydney Leathers, who suffered 30 minutes of inside-the-beltway fame as a sexting partner of disgraced New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner.

Leathers blogged an apology to Ocasio-Cortez, writing she was “deeply sorry,” admitting the photo was “an old picture of mine where I’m soaking in the tub, feet up, candle lit, weed vape in hand.”






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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 months ago

The Daily Caller has always been a scumbag fake news outfit. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 months ago

Personally, I could care less what Ocasio-Cortez thinks or does. I find her inane and nonsensical commentaries not worth paying attention to...

 
 
 
epistte
1.2  epistte  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 months ago
The Daily Caller has always been a scumbag fake news outfit. 

Conservatives are terrified of her and are trying to do anything to discredit her.  I'm sure she expected this.

 
 
 
MUVA
1.2.1  MUVA  replied to  epistte @1.2    2 months ago

No they are not she is a gift that keeps on giving.

 
 
 
Cerenkov
1.2.2  Cerenkov  replied to  epistte @1.2    2 months ago

Nope. That's just projection. Her own party fears her antics.

 
 
 
Iamak47
1.2.3  Iamak47  replied to  epistte @1.2    2 months ago
Conservatives are terrified of her

She is no threat AT ALL to conservatives.  She is a threat to the dem establishment though.  A threat that dems have done nothing about in over 2 years.  Young progressives are still pissed about shenanigans in the 2016 DNC primary and AOC is how they are getting their revenge.

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.2.4  Texan1211  replied to  Iamak47 @1.2.3    2 months ago
She is no threat AT ALL to conservatives. She is a threat to the dem establishment though. A threat that dems have done nothing about in over 2 years. Young progressives are still pissed about shenanigans in the 2016 DNC primary and AOC is how they are getting their revenge.

It is amusing how many Democrats don't recognize her for the threat she is to THEM.

I freaking LOVE that!

 
 
 
MonsterMash
1.2.5  MonsterMash  replied to  epistte @1.2    2 months ago
Conservatives are terrified of her

All American patriots should be terrified of her.

 
 
 
epistte
1.2.6  epistte  replied to  MonsterMash @1.2.5    2 months ago
All American patriots should be terrified of her.

Why would anyone be terrified of her? Her economic ideas are quite moderate and have a proven track record of success. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.2.7  Texan1211  replied to  MonsterMash @1.2.5    2 months ago

Amen!

AOC is clueless and her ideas suck.

Hope she climbs the ladder in the Democratic Party!

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
1.2.8  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Cerenkov @1.2.2    2 months ago

Her own party fears her antics.

No - her own party is fine, it’s her fellow congress people that are nervous.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

 
 
 
Texan1211
1.2.9  Texan1211  replied to  MonsterMash @1.2.5    2 months ago
All American patriots should be terrified of her.

Not of her personally--just her loony ideas!

 
 
 
katrix
1.2.10  katrix  replied to  MonsterMash @1.2.5    2 months ago

I'm really confused here.  Why would American patriots be terrified of her?  Because you don't agree with her agenda?  I don't agree with it either, and I'm an American patriot, but she doesn't terrify me. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2  Sean Treacy    2 months ago

The progressive Palin.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    2 months ago

Can she see New Jersey from her front porch? 

Unlike Palin, I'll bet you she could name some news sources she reads though. 

 
 
 
WallyW
2.1.1  WallyW  replied to  JohnRussell @2.1    2 months ago

Palin became governor of the largest state. What has AOC done?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  WallyW @2.1.1    2 months ago

Actually, the population of Alaska isn't much bigger than Cortez' congressional district in NY

Alaska - 739,795

14th NY -  691,715

 
 
 
lib50
2.1.3  lib50  replied to  WallyW @2.1.1    2 months ago
Palin became governor of the largest state

She quit halfway through, she is a quitter.  Not the brightest bulb either.  AOC is intelligent, and she is owning the frightened old white farts every time. 

By the way, it isn't too hard to serve (half a term) when the 'largest' part of the state is frozen tundra. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  lib50 @2.1.3    2 months ago

An intelligent person would not claim that unemployment is slow because everyone has two jobs.

An intelligent person wouldn't claim that there is no upper-middle-class in America any more.

 
 
 
Cerenkov
2.1.5  Cerenkov  replied to  WallyW @2.1.1    2 months ago

Nothing.

 
 
 
arkpdx
2.1.6  arkpdx  replied to  lib50 @2.1.3    2 months ago
AOC is intelligent,

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epistte
2.1.7  epistte  replied to  arkpdx @2.1.6    2 months ago

BC doesn't hand out Cum Laude graduation recognition.  She had a 3.5-3.7 GPA.

She graduated cum laude from Boston University's College of Arts and Sciences in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in international relations and a minor in economics
 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.8  Tessylo  replied to  WallyW @2.1.1    2 months ago

'Palin became governor'

And quit halfway through her term.  Who knew being a governor would be so hard?  She's trailer trash.    

 
 
 
MUVA
2.1.9  MUVA  replied to  lib50 @2.1.3    2 months ago

She is a bar tender that is the limit of her intelligence.

 
 
 
JBB
2.1.10  JBB  replied to  MUVA @2.1.9    2 months ago

O'casio Cortez supports literacy including, "Punctuation For All". /S

Spouting lies about her and posting fake pics backfires on the gop.

A gop scared shitless ba a 29 year old freshman congresswoman...

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.11  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @2.1.10    2 months ago

A pet peeve of mine, it would be nice if folks could be coherent in their postings.  

 
 
 
JBB
2.1.12  JBB  replied to  Tessylo @2.1.11    2 months ago

Especially if falsely saying Ocasio-Cortez is not as smart as they are...

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.13  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @2.1.12    2 months ago

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JBB
2.1.14  JBB  replied to  MUVA @2.1.9    2 months ago

She is The Honorable US Congresswoman for New York's 14th District.

She is my Representative in Congress who beat a long term incumbent.

She wasn't elected by idiots. Don't like her? Move to The Bronx and vote.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.15  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1.14    2 months ago

AOC is fond of saying stupid things. She will be treated accordingly.

 
 
 
tomwcraig
2.1.16  tomwcraig  replied to  epistte @2.1.7    2 months ago
a minor in economics

Which she proves she didn't learn anything from with her desire to repeat the Carter era tax rates that lead to a massive recession.

 
 
 
WallyW
2.1.17  WallyW  replied to  lib50 @2.1.3    2 months ago
he quit halfway through, she is a quitter.

Yeah...but she got the call from the RINO McCain. Be foolish to turn it down.

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WallyW
2.1.18  WallyW  replied to  epistte @2.1.7    2 months ago
 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.19  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1.10    2 months ago
O'casio Cortez supports literacy including, "Punctuation For All". /S
Spouting lies about her and posting fake pics backfires on the gop.
A gop scared shitless ba a 29 year old freshman congresswoman...

Scared shitless of a fool who thinks unemployment is low because everyone is working two or more jobs?

LOL!

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.20  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.19    2 months ago

I am more scared shitless of people that think trump magically went into office and made those numbers happen.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.21  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @2.1.20    2 months ago

Trump certainly played a role in those numbers, as did Obama.

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.22  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.21    2 months ago

Sorry but all trump has accomplished is de-regulation and tax breaks.

Nothing attributed to moving the economy forward.

I think for some reason, it is moving along despite him.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.23  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @2.1.22    2 months ago

If you believe that tax breaks for businesses haven't contributed to lower unemployment, you would be wrong.

Deregulation isn't necessarily a bad thing. I have never understood why people automatically assume it is.

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.24  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.23    2 months ago

Contribute? Maybe. Have they been a major impact? No

But is there evidence that Republican policies have boosted job creation?

While it’s always tricky to isolate whether specific policies have shaped economic trends, policies implemented by the Republicans in charge of the White House and Congress probably had some effect.

That said, the number of new jobs gained since passage of the Republican-backed tax bill in December 2017 is pretty similar in scale to those racked up by both President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump going back to 2010.

McConnell is correct on the number. From January to May 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a net increase of 1.037 million jobs. That works out to about 207,000 more net jobs a month.

But rather than being a turnaround from weak to strong, that amount of job creation is roughly in line with the gains in each of the past nine years.

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/jun/05/mitch-mcconnell/how-strong-have-job-gains-been-tax-bill-passed/

So job growth has roughly been the same for the last nine years. There has been no major spurt because of it.

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.25  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.23    2 months ago
Deregulation isn't necessarily a bad thing. I have never understood why people automatically assume it is.

When they de-regulate laws that are in place to keep air and water clean, yes it is a bad thing.

The same laws that cleaned up rivers and air quality.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.26  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @2.1.25    2 months ago

Okay, what specific deregulation are you objecting to, and how have they affected clean air and water?

 
 
 
321steve
2.1.27  321steve  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.23    2 months ago
Deregulation isn't necessarily a bad thing. I have never understood why people automatically assume it is.

I agree but I also first highly question why we had that regulation to begin with before any regulation is amended or abolished. (most regulations are meant to protect someone or something)  I also believe part of our law makers job should be to go thru old laws still on the books and get rid of some out of date and or crazy laws that remain on the books for a by gone era.  

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/top-craziest-laws-still-on-the-books 

If you believe that tax breaks for businesses haven't contributed to lower unemployment, you would be wrong.

Here again , I agree, but here again, I ask, at what cost ?   In my world you dont take a cut in pay, then go build much of anything, (except perhaps your load balance) including a great country. 

I expected a big bump from president trump in the economy for no other reason than the business people of this country have been waiting for this. Some other business man who seems to believe money is the answer for anything.  

I disagree, honesty, integrity, and responsibility is very important to building anything worth having or being a part of. Trump's 24/7/365 "negotiating tactics" to me grow wearisome. I dont doubt the trump shadow will still premiate for some time after this mans departure as well. Class has been replaced by crass, how long that lasts is yet to be seen. 

Just my opinions. 

 
 
 
321steve
2.1.28  321steve  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.26    2 months ago
what specific deregulation are you objecting to

I was in objection to the way trump said the intended requirements starting point was /is two degraulations for ever one new one. WTF ? That sounds like a school boy approach to a very serious situation.

IF he would have said and intended to go thru the regulations one at a time and review what was necessary and what is bullshit and just get rid of the bs ones. That I would have considered to be a responsible action on the part of the president.

I do not like how this man operates and I doubt I ever will. 

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.29  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.26    2 months ago
President Donald Trump’s deregulatory agenda has pushed at least 26 environmental regulations issued during the Obama administration out of the queue.

Some have been revoked completely, while others are in the process of being replaced by less stringent rules under the Trump administration.

Follow this list of Environmental Protection Agency regulations compiled by Bloomberg Environment staff to stay up-to-date on the regulations that Trump introduces, rescinds, or is in the process of overturning.

Overturned

  • Requirement for oil and gas companies to report methane emissions leaks | Story
  • Rule that limits toxic emissions from industrial facilities | Story
  • Rule that prohibits hydrofluorocarbons as replacements for ozone-depleting compounds | Story
  • Proposed rule to reduce air pollutants from sewage treatment plants

In the Process of Being Overturned

  • The Clean Power Plan regulating carbon emissions from power plants. A replacement plan has been drafted| Story
  • Standards for limiting carbon dioxide emissions from new, modified, and reconstructed power plants | Story
  • Emissions rules for power plant startups, shutdowns, and malfunctions | Story
  • Rules to allow methane leaks to go unrepaired during unscheduled or emergency shutdowns at oil and gas facilities and guidelines that reduce emissions from existing sources | Story
  • Rules aimed at cutting landfill methane emissions | Story
  • Air pollution permitting reviews are eased | Story
  • Update to a rule that would reduce air pollution in national parks and wilderness areas | Story
  • Proposed amendments to rules on how refineries monitor pollution in surrounding communities | Story
  • Changes to fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks made between 2020 and 2025 | Story
  • Emissions standards for trailers and glider kits | Story

In the Process of Being Overturned

  • Suspended Waters of the U.S., also known as WOTUS, clarifying which waters are covered by the Clean Water Act | Story
  • Delayed rule regulating toxic discharges from power plants into public waterways by two years | Story
  • Proposed rule rolling back groundwater protections for certain uranium mines

Overturned

  • Proposed ban on chlorpyrifos, an organophosphate pesticide | Story
  • Narrowed scope of a federal law requiring safety assessments for potentially toxic chemicals | Story
  • Removed copper filter cake from the “hazardous waste” list.

In the Process of Being Overturned

  • Two programs that limit children’s exposure to lead paint | Story
  • Rule aimed at improving safety at facilities that use hazardous chemicals | Story

Overturned

  • Proposed rule directing mines to prove they can pay to clean up future pollution | Story
  • Federal rules regulating coal ash waste from power plants. States were granted oversight of the waste | Story

In the Process of Being Overturned

  • Limiting the studies used by the EPA for rulemaking to only those that make data publicly available | Story
  • Changing the way cost-benefit analyses are conducted under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, among other environmental regulations | Story
https://www.bna.com/26-environmental-rules-n73014477330/
 
 
 
Texan1211
2.1.30  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @2.1.29    2 months ago

Nice list.

It actually leads me to believe that you weren't really all that upset or you could have just rattled a couple of items off instead of Googling it.

 
 
 
Ender
2.1.31  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.30    2 months ago

Actually, I have had several articles on certain ones.

A list is better for people that refuse to see the truth.

 
 
 
Cerenkov
3  Cerenkov    2 months ago

Sandy doth protest too much. 


 
 
 
JBB
3.1  JBB  replied to  Cerenkov @3    2 months ago

No, the scumbags at The Daily Caller got caught being no good lying creeps.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4  seeder  JohnRussell    2 months ago

I heard someone on tv this morning refer to her as a "female Donald Trump". I wouldn't wish that affliction on any human being in this world.

I am withholding judgement on her until something concrete develops. Right now it's just a media show.

 
 
 
MonsterMash
4.1  MonsterMash  replied to  JohnRussell @4    2 months ago
I heard someone on tv this morning refer to her as a "female Donald Trump"

She's a female Vladimir Lenin. 

 
 
 
epistte
4.1.1  epistte  replied to  MonsterMash @4.1    2 months ago
She's a female Vladimir Lenin. 

You're scared of her.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  MonsterMash @4.1    2 months ago

She is a nutjob. Nothing more, nothing less.

Her ideas are stupid, and I hope she climbs the rungs UP the Democratic Party ladder.

She will be as effective for the GOP if she does climb as old DWS was as head of the DNC!

 
 
 
bbl-1
4.1.3  bbl-1  replied to  epistte @4.1.1    2 months ago

Conservatives have always feared strong, intelligent, formidable women. 

Ms. Cortez knows very much.  She has much to learn and she knows it.  Could she be the 'new' Nancy Pelosi?

 
 
 
bbl-1
4.1.4  bbl-1  replied to  MonsterMash @4.1    2 months ago

"female Donald Trump."  ? ? ?

Only in the sense she doesn't have a pecker either.

Intellectually, Cortez is like a Tesla---Trump is a Paramecium.

 
 
 
Ender
4.1.5  Ender  replied to  bbl-1 @4.1.3    2 months ago
She has much to learn and she knows it.

Yep. Let her get her feet wet.

Kind of ironic the conservatives use to say that is what was needed, not career politicians. It is what some said about trump. All the sudden now they think experience matters. Unless of course it is someone that would push their agenda.

 
 
 
epistte
4.1.6  epistte  replied to  bbl-1 @4.1.3    2 months ago
Conservatives have always feared strong, intelligent, formidable women. 

It seems that I have my own conservative cheering section on NT. AOC understands the finer points of economics which terrify Republicans raised on a diet of supply-side economic lies. 

Ms. Cortez knows very much.  She has much to learn and she knows it.  Could she be the 'new' Nancy Pelosi?

I'd rather she remain a progressive instead of being an establishment Democrat like Nancy. 

 
 
 
Ender
4.1.7  Ender  replied to  epistte @4.1.6    2 months ago

Some will fight to the death arguing that supply side economics is the only way to go.

When in reality it only concentrates wealth.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @4.1.7    2 months ago

So which Democratic President and Democratic Congress has ever changed that?

 
 
 
Ender
4.1.9  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.8    2 months ago

I would argue that changes are slow and implemented. 

A hundred years ago if an elderly person got sick or needed a surgery, they were screwed.

Now we have Medicare.

Call me an optimist, I still think one of these days pot will be legal.

Maybe one day, people will have medical care without having to worry about insurance or payments.

Can one person do it? No.

I do think Obama tried, even though most were against him.

trump is not even trying to help working people. Taking away policy designed to help the over all, is not in fact helping.

It is taking advantage of the situation.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.10  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @4.1.9    2 months ago

So, even though the majority of Democrats appear to be against supply-side economics, they did nothing about it.

Got it.

I guess the difference is the majority of Republicans don't complain about SSE and then do nothing about it.

 
 
 
Ender
4.1.11  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.10    2 months ago

I don't even think all Democrats are against it.

Personally I like capitalism. Yet at the same time, it needs rules and regulations to remain in check.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  Ender @4.1.11    2 months ago

I don't think all Democrats are against SSE, just the majority.

 
 
 
Ender
4.1.13  Ender  replied to  Texan1211 @4.1.12    2 months ago
just the majority

I wouldn't even go that far.

 
 
 
WallyW
5  WallyW    2 months ago

She's an ignorant lightweight who has no idea how things are done in DC, who will accomplish nothing and most likely not be reelected. But the celebrity blinded media will make her their current darling of empty-headed far left liberalism and follow her around like ass sniffing puppy dogs

 
 
 
Texan1211
5.1  Texan1211  replied to  WallyW @5    2 months ago

Oh, she'll probably get re-elected. Maybe MANY times.

You have to remember who voted for her in the first place. 

Not the brightest voted for her.

 
 
 
bbl-1
6  bbl-1    2 months ago

AOC the lightning rod for the right wing?  The right wing male dudes keep putting on the condoms backwards.  There it is.  There you have it.

Whatever.  The dems have many new talent women with new/fresh ideas.  Good for them and good for the US.

The GOP...heh-heh-heh-well they got Marsha Blackburn, Liz Cheney and the venerable Virginia Foxx.  heh-heh-heh.

 
 
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