Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired up the media mob when she found out about this one story.
Even attempting unbiased journalism is a thing of the past.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez screamed in rage when she learned this one fact.
Speaking with people that believe differently than you is hard.
As a country, America is more divided along political lines than ever before.
People are more likely to live alongside neighbors who vote the same way they do than 50 years ago.
The social justice warriors, among whom Ocasio-Cortez is a leader, show an even more disturbing trend.
They’ll actively try to silence voices that they don’t agree with even when they’re sharing ideas that most Americans support.
Sen. Tom Cotton wrote an op-ed for The New York Times.
In it, Cotton pointed out that police officers were unable to handle the number of protesters and that sending in troops would stop “nihilist criminals [who] are simply out for loot and the thrill of destruction.”
Sen. Cotton went on to explain that the historical cases that show that if Trump were to order troops in, it would not mean the end of democracy.
“The American people aren’t blind to injustices in our society, but they know that the most basic responsibility of government is to maintain public order and safety.” Cotton finished by saying, “In normal times, local law enforcement can uphold public order. But in rare moments, like ours today, more is needed, even if many politicians prefer to wring their hands while the country burns.”
The position that Sen. Cotton holds is supported by 58% of registered voters.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired off tweets asking why The New York Times would publish such a piece.
“Can you explain why you chose to publish misinformation in your pages in service of an ‘opinion’ for state violence?
“Can you explain your choice to publish it on the anniversary of Tiananmen Square?
“Do you believe your Black colleagues saying your choices have put them at risk?
“Other Qs: Did you consider the author’s explicit call for violence (‘no quarter’) when you chose to run this piece?
“Is it your belief that you are not responsible for the factual integrity of what you publish?” the Congresswoman asked.
The easy answer is that at least three black men and biracial women have been killed by rioters, having proper protection could have saved their lives, it was not published on the anniversary of Tiananmen Square and Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t explain what the misinformation contained in the article was.
The New York Times was not brave enough to actually stand by their decision to publish the arguments of the other side.
“After publication, this essay met strong criticism from many readers (and many Times colleagues), prompting editors to review the piece and the editing process. Based on that review, we have concluded that the essay fell short of our standards and should not have been published.”
The Times said that the piece fell short of the thoughtful approach that would be useful to the debate.
Silencing people who they disagree with is not part of a thoughtful debate. The New York Times should have done better.