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Hilarious Satirical Interview of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Triggers Liberals

Hilarious Satirical Interview of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Triggers Liberals

“it shows just how confounding talking about misinformation has gotten”

Who says conservatives can’t do comedy? Allie Beth Stuckey of CRTV took the footage of the recent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez interview on Firing Line and spliced in her own questions. She also manipulated the responses from Cortez to hilarious results.

Watch the whole thing below:

For years now, liberals have fawned over this sort of thing any time it was done by the Daily Show or other left leaning outlets. They don’t like it at all now that the darling of the left is the target.

Adi Robertson writes at The Verge:

A million Facebook users watched a video that blurs the line between bad satire and ‘fake news’

A conservative news outlet spliced together a “satirical” interview with Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, published it on Facebook without noting it was satire, and racked up over a million views in less than 24 hours — many from people who appear convinced it’s real. The video is fake, and for the people who are taking it seriously, it’s news. But it’s not “fake news,” and it shows just how confounding talking about misinformation has gotten.

Yesterday, Conservative Review network CRTV posted a video that remixed out-of-context clips of a PBS Firing Line interview with Ocasio-Cortez, alternating them with staged questions from CRTV host Allie Stuckey. In the fake interview, Ocasio-Cortez sheepishly shakes her head when Stuckey asks if she understands anything about politics, and she appears to think Venezuela is in the Middle East. CRTV’s website describes the piece as a “satirical sit-down” with the candidate. But on Facebook, it just said that Stuckey had grilled Ocasio-Cortez about her “socialist agenda and knowledge of government… or lack thereof,” with a winking smile emoji at the end.

If anyone could watch that and not know it was satire, that might reflect worse on Ocasio-Cortez than the folks at CRTV. Lots of journalism “professionals” were outraged over this. Here’s a sampling.

Robert Mackey of The Intercept:

A senior producer for VOX:

A correspondent for Vice:

Women’s March ‘leader’ Linda Sarsour:

Shane Goldmacher of the New York Times:

It’s almost like these people don’t understand that this was created to be satire. Allie Beth Stuckey has apparently been flooded with demands for an apology but explained in a new video why her critics shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for one:

I’ll give the last word to Jim Treacher:


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It’s almost like these people don’t understand that this was created to be satire.

Yeah, no shit, Sherlock. This is about as funny as Micheal Moore’s lies. “Chill out, dude! It’s just humor!” Whatever he calls it, it’s still bullshit.

This is not funny. This is disastrous. Now the Left has an instant excuse every time this idiot says something idiotic—”it’s just more right-wing fake news!” And they will be able to pull that forever.

Nice going, jerks. Leave the fake news to the high-school mentalities of the Left.

I used to live in a city where a couple of the morning radio guys would do this with interviews – they’d broadcast an interview with someone who was promoting a new album or something, and they would replace the questions with completely insane “questions” of their own. Those were some of the funniest radio sketches I’ve heard!

It’s only “problematic” when its used against liberals.

The left has no sense of humor.

    fscarn in reply to HamiltonNJ. | July 25, 2018 at 10:15 am

    “And a young, ignorant, government-must-be-changed socialist in my position can’t afford to be made to look ridiculous!”

it’s propaganda masquerading as journalism

Nope, it’s just political satire. And if you’re too stupid to recognize it as such, you’re probably too dumb to be voting.

Sometimes I feel a little guilty, that I don’t have to pay for all the unintented entertainment provided by clueless leftists.

amatuerwrangler | July 25, 2018 at 9:57 am

Welcome to the ‘bigs”, Alexandria.

Conservatives *can* do humor, it’s just when they do, the Left screeches “Not funny! Not funny!” at the top of their lungs while holding their hands over their ears. Liberal comics used to be able to make fun of liberals too, but over the years until the present, doing such became dangerous enough that comics even avoid campus venues now.

I have listened to the Capitol Steps since the ’80s, own most of their albums, and although they’ve slumped to the left, they’re still pretty darned funny.

Love the liberal outrage. Isn’t it funny that they can present edited and manipulated clips and soundbites OUT OF CONTEXT and present them as REAL NEWS. There isn’t enough time to enumerate them all – but just a few – the “white Hispanic” Zimmerman was a racist because he told officers (without even being asked) that the suspect Trayvon ‘WAS BLACK”….Trump called illegal aliens “ANIMALS” complete omitting the fact that the conversation that preceded those words was about MS13. NYT claims Trump asked Comey to “end the investigation” of Flynn. They cleverly omitted the prior word “I HOPE YOU CAN.”

The difference here is that this was obvious satire, stated before and after. The media to this day does not admit they did anything wrong.

They do have a point. We need to revisit the 1st Amendment – fake news like this almost precipitated a war between the UK and France:

    Immolate in reply to Fen. | July 25, 2018 at 11:08 am

    MP was the first thing I thought of when I saw this. Classic winking at the audience throughout the bit with Ocasio’s non-verbal facial tics. Nobody could see that and not think “satire.”

Where did I put my Caption Obvious Hat? Ah, there… Okay.. ahem…

The Left’s hysterical response to this is not because it’s masquerading as a real interview, it’s obviously satire. Their faux outrage is because she turned ba spotlight on just how vapid and naive their new Socialist Cheerleader really is.

Satire and parody don’t work unless the target is mockable.

Socialism was mocked. That cannot be allowed to stand! Haha.

I think they are mostly upset because there isn’t much difference between the “truth” and the parody.

And of course, it reminded me of the Jeff and Flash morning show parody of Rick Case Honda, in this case, Dick Face Honda. I wonder how many accidents it triggered that morning as people were commuting down I90 into dead man’s curve.

What this whole kerfuffle illustrates is that the liberal elite hold the common people in complete contempt. They immediately assume that the average American would not recognize this as being satire. Also, only 1 million people, out of a population of 300+ million, of whom 150+ million are registered voters is insignificant. Finally, there is no breakdown of how many of these viewers are sympathetic to AO-C or would be swayed not to vote for her.

What is really hilarious is that people would actually mistake CRTV for a NEWS outlet. It is, and always has been, an opinion conservative platform. Anything which one hears or sees on CRTV has to taken with a grain of salt, until verified.

“Republicans are so scared of me that they’re faking videos and presenting them as real on Facebook because they can’t deal with reality anymore,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.

I think “amused by” rather than “scared of” is more accurate. I don’t think she realizes that everything out of her mouth now will be viewed as satire by those who haven’t drunk the kool-aid.

The further Obama is in the rear-view mirror, the more I have come to think that his reign was actually a good thing. He absolutely destroyed the Dims down-ticket and at the state level.

And the biggest thing he did was cause the lunatic fringe on the left to drop their masks. Remember, before Obama the left would go insane if you suggested they were Socialists, or they wanted to confiscate your guns, or they wanted single-payer health insurance, or they were anti law-enforcement, or any number of other issues that they’re now openly advocating.

Yep, the Dims went full-on-moron when they elected that idiot and they’ve gone downhill fast since then. Go for it! Run on the insanity of Socialism and “abolish ICE” and all the other stupid shit that spews forth from your mouths these days, see how that works out for you!

    And Obama (and Hillary) gave us Trump. Without them, we conservatives would likely have been stuck with more GOP presidents in the mold of Jeb!

    You are absolutely right – one of the biggest benefits to America is determination of the Democrats – and the Left in general – to tell us what the really think. We are going to find out in November whether America, as a whole, is as idiotic as the Left. I pray not.

    Mighty_WHrIGHTY in reply to Paul. | July 25, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    I wouldn’t get too cocky until we have passed through a couple of election cycles. That is not a prediction; just a caution.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Mighty_WHrIGHTY. | July 25, 2018 at 2:40 pm

      From what I can tell, Dems are going gung ho hard left, determined to drive more Democrats to other political parties.

        Mighty_WHrIGHTY in reply to JusticeDelivered. | July 25, 2018 at 4:25 pm

        I don’t have any strong opinions on this approach will work in elections.

        But it seems to me that conservative republicans did exactly the same thing. Didn’t they ‘primary’ republicans that weren’t sufficiently doctrinaire?

        Aren’t republicans purging elected officials who don’t agree with Trump even though Trump holds many positions that aren’t traditional republicans positions? i.e. Free Trade

    cucho in reply to Paul. | July 26, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    It wasn’t Obama that forced the Left to drop their masks. It’s Trump. If Hillary had won, lefties would still be wearing the mask.

The original interview isn’t much better than the satirical version. Ocasio-Cortez is definitely full of ideas but short on knowledge, a plan, and much experience. Margaret Hoover did her viewers a disservice by being such a fan-girl rather than a critical journalist. This is as much a failure on her part as a journalist as a failure for Ocasio-Cortez.

stevewhitemd | July 25, 2018 at 12:18 pm

This satire piece is why we need satire pieces. It’s devastating not just to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez but to the progressive Left in general.

Why is it that the average thug-in-charge in some sh!thole country squashes any attempt in the populace to make fun of him? Because his authority isn’t based on his competence or benevolence, it’s based on his god-like nature. That’s why humor can bring about the conditions that will bring down a dictator.

Why is the progressive left so afraid — and they ARE afraid — of satire like this? Because again, their authority isn’t based on competence or benevolence, it’s based on a flawed ideology and raw power. Humor can bring them down as well, and they know it.

Socialists can’t stand being laughed at. That’s why we need to laugh at them at every opportunity.

    Mighty_WHrIGHTY in reply to stevewhitemd. | July 25, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Are you sure you are not talking about President Donald J. Trump ordering that all TV’s on Air Force One be tuned to Fox News (including the one being watched by Melania)?

Such an exceptionally dim bulb. I laugh doubly hard at the pain we cause these leftroids by laughing at them.

    Mighty_WHrIGHTY in reply to UJ. | July 25, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    As long as that is where you draw the line on causing pain. Unfortunately it isn’t. Anyone, left or right who puts words in someone else’s mouth has crossed the line.

    In discussing Trump, UJ was heard to say that Trump ‘is such an exceptionally dim bulb.’ ‘I laugh doubly hard at the pain we cause’.

      This thread is about the progtards little Marxist darling-du-jour. Try to keep up.

        Mighty_WHrIGHTY in reply to Paul. | July 25, 2018 at 10:21 pm

        Are you the moderator? No, I didn’t think so.

        Skip the name calling and the insults. They have no effect on me. Besides any party that can embrace Louie Gohmert & Marsha Blackburn; along with other sub-intelligent hack back benchers shouldn’t be calling the pot black.

        As for my comment, I will try to enlighten you. I was pointing out to UJ how easy it is to take someone’s comments and re-purpose and distort them. Get it? Of course not.

        You strike me as a member of the choir who sings whatever tune you your manipulators suggest. I heard Limbaugh say that Ocasio-Cortez was at Benghazi. Start chanting.

        What a waste of 5 minutes of my time. There is as much chance of enlightening you as there is of making an outhouse smell sweet.

        BTW, Ocasio-Cortez will be a congresswoman. There is a chance she will even be in the majority. Now that would smell sweet.

      DaveGinOly in reply to Mighty_WHrIGHTY. | July 25, 2018 at 11:46 pm

      “Anyone, left or right who puts words in someone else’s mouth has crossed the line.”

      Oh, you mean like “I can see Russia from my house”?

This falls into the category of they sure know how to dish it out, but they sure can’t take it. As with many things, if the left didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all.

buckeyeminuteman | July 25, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Comedy Central is nothing but satire and misinformation posing as news. This is no different, other than the shoe is on the other foot.

She did nothing that hasn’t been done a million times on the Daily Show. Whiners can go eat a bag of d*cks.

What is next? Demanding that something be done about the religious persecution going on at the Sept of Baylor.

    DaveGinOly in reply to tkc882. | July 25, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Everyone knows the Sept of Baylor blew up, and did so under mysterious circumstances. The FBI investigated the queen’s possible involvement in the explosion, but gave everyone around her immunity, didn’t impanel a grand jury, and didn’t put the queen under oath when they questioned her. Then, in a public statement issued by town criers, the director of the FBI practically announced the queen’s guilt, but recommended that she not be prosecuted. (This has been misunderstood by many to have been an “exoneration,” when it was no such thing.)

To anyone upset by the fact that some dim people on the right are taking this video as straight news, I will take you seriously when you link to evidence of your outrage when millions of dim people on the left were convinced that Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her house. If you let that one go by with a wink, then you don’t get to be upset at this.

Is there some rule that socialist women must wear vaguely Central American-inspired necklaces?

Dilbert Deplorable | July 25, 2018 at 3:21 pm

Damn that was funny. And kind of sad at the same time. Democrats are really that stupid.

Anywho, time to subscribe to CRTV. That little tiptoe through the tulips was worth a full years subscription by itself.

Keep up the great work Allie!!!!

Another Leftist empty vessel demagogue, dumber than a box of rocks, but, with a nice smile, is capable of checking off a few “diversity” boxes and who boasts advantageous (in the Left’s calculus) skin pigmentation, ethnicity and genitalia.

Definitely an Obama clone.

Those eyes and eyebrows just scream out for a mocking caricature.

Lights on: no one home

It was funny because it was so close to the truth, unlike Colbert’s “Sprechen sie douche” clip, which, unless you spoke German, you wouldn’t realize that they were talking about something completely different. But Steve the Socialist doesn’t tell you that, so countless liberals go around thinking that Germans are laughing at President Trump when they are actually laughing (or crying) over “Frau Kartofeln” Merkel.

It is only funny when a liberal does it, apparently….

If anyone could watch that and not know it was satire, that might reflect worse on Ocasio-Cortez than the folks at CRTV.

Recognizing satire, irony, and related forms of humor takes a fairly sophisticated, adult brain. In fact, it doesn’t seem to develop until about the age of twelve. The fact that so many people felt they had to point out to Democrats that the interview was, in fact, satire, speaks volumes about the maturity level attributed to Democrats.

So do the many cases where people apparently didn’t recognize that the piece was satire.