AOC Slams NBC News for ‘Misleading’ Headline Claiming She Did Not Endorse Biden

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is not pleased with NBC News’ misinterpretation of her speech during the Democratic National Convention.

Shortly after the convention wrapped up on Tuesday evening, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter blasting the news network for its “malicious and misleading” headline for the coverage of her speech. The network alluded to Ocasio-Cortez not endorsing Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

“This is completely unacceptable, disappointing, and appalling. The DNC shared the procedural purpose of my remarks to media WELL in advance,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “[NBC] knew what was going to happen [and] that it was routine. How does a headline that malicious [and] misleading happen w/ that prior knowledge?”

Ocasio-Cortez criticized NBC News for its delayed efforts to resolve the issue as she noted the negative reactions she had received as a result of their report.

She wrote, “You waited several hours to correct your obvious and blatantly misleading tweet. It sparked an enormous amount of hatred and vitriol, [and] now the misinfo you created is circulating on other networks. All to generate hate-clicks from a pre-recorded, routine procedural motion.”

In the midst of Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter rant, NBC News released a brief statement explaining the mix-up. The network confirmed the deletion of the tweet Ocasio-Cortez criticized as it admitted the tweet should have “included more detail on the nominating process.”

The network went on to explain the nomination process as it confirmed Ocasio-Cortez had “previously endorsed Biden.”

“Ocasio-Cortez was asked by the DNC to second Sanders’ nomination. The nomination is a procedural requirement of the convention,” NBC News tweeted. “Ocasio-Cortez has previously endorsed Biden, [and] her speech was similar in length to other nominating speeches.”

Responses

  1. “Ocasio-Cortez was asked by the DNC to second Sanders’ nomination. The nomination is a procedural requirement of the convention.” NBC News

    So why did you do this, NBC? You did it because you are afraid of what progressives will do to your massive profits, that they will end your “game”. You are afraid that you will have to start doing the real journalistic work again of holding the powerful accountable rather than being complict in their division and corruption. Pathetic.

  2. Is this the NCB’s twitter person FIRST political convention??? One does not endorse the opponent in nominating speech.
    For a week ALL cable networks have complained that AOC was only give 1 minute to speak. Tulsi Gabbard was able to accomplish the same feat in 2016 in less than 40 seconds. I don’t recall anyone claiming Tulsi should have been given more time.

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