Ocasio-Cortez Criticizes 'Tech Monopolies' For Lack of 'High-Quality Journalism' But Misses One Important Tidbit

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Posted: Jan 28, 2019 7:10 PM
Ocasio-Cortez Criticizes 'Tech Monopolies' For Lack of 'High-Quality Journalism' But Misses One Important Tidbit

Source: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) absolutely loves to spout the first thing that comes to her mind. And what better platform to spew her ideas than on Twitter, where she has direct access to millions of Americans?

On Saturday, the Congresswoman tweeted about "high-quality journalism," probably in reference to the recent layoffs at BuzzFeed and Huffington Post:

Why is it okay for there to be a "wide range of independent outlets" as long as they're liberal? Aren't you the same person who has gone after the Daily Caller and TheBlaze because you absolutely hate the way they cover you?

But Facebook implemented "fact checkers" to combat "fake news."

Here's the problem: Look at the mass conglomerate of news outlets. What do they have in common? They all tend to be liberal and the massive, mainstream news outlets, such as CNN, MSNBC, Huffington Post, New York Times, they're all full of liberal propaganda. 

Liberals have issues with a "concentration of ownership" because they want the state to own the TV stations and airwaves to "ensure" the press remains free. But how do we know that the freedom of the press would remain? How do we know that journalists wouldn't become an extension of the administration in charge (Hello! Have you seen China?). 

The phrase "journalism is dying," is cliche in itself. Journalism isn't dying. It's changing. We've moved away from print newspapers to online. We now have a 24-hour news cycle and never-ending flow of information at our fingertips. How we consume media has changed. How we get our news has changed. We no longer rely on big name newspapers. Instead, we trust our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to share information that they think is pertinent. 

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Ocazio-Cortez may be on to one thing though: the liberal media complex is dying. The influence and stronghold biased reporters have is dying. People who started as citizen journalists, like James O'Keefe, are exposing the corruption that's taking place. So yes, "journalism" and "democracy" (can someone tell AOC we're a REPUBLIC?!) as she knows it is dying. And it's morphing to better serve the consumer.