Sometimes, when the shoe’s on the other foot, the results are delicious.
Republicans have been battling biased news for decades, reported by a liberal mainstream media masquerading as fair and honest. Every day, stories with unnamed sources — and high-level officials “familiar with…” whatever story the MSM has conjured up — run in newspapers and on TV, and no one on the Left bats an eye.
But in a hilarious turn on Wednesday, one such story really miffed Washington’s new wunderkind, incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
An article in Politico, an inside-the-Beltway liberal organ founded by two Washington Post reporters, cites anonymous sources that claim the Democratic socialist wants to challenge House leadership. “Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is eyeing a new member of House Democratic leadership as a 2020 primary target: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.).”
Ocasio-Cortez, who ousted House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley earlier this year in a shocking primary victory, put colleagues on notice for future primaries just days after the November election, telling a livestream audience that she and an allied group, Justice Democrats, would keep working together to boost anti-incumbent challengers — though she didn’t name names. But a person who has discussed the project with Ocasio-Cortez and her team said the congresswoman-elect has recruited an African-American woman to challenge Jeffries, who was just elected to replace Crowley as caucus chairman — the No. 5 House Democratic leadership position.
The source, of course, “asked for anonymity to discuss a private conversation.”
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t like that, not one bit.
“One disappointment about DC is the gossip that masquerades as ‘reporting.’ This story has: – Not a SINGLE named or verifiable source – Only ONE on-the-record comment, which is a denial. My dad had a name for junk articles like this: ‘Birdcage lining,'” she wrote on Twitter.
One disappointment about DC is the gossip that masquerades as “reporting.”
This story has:
– Not a SINGLE named or verifiable source
– Only ONE on-the-record comment, which is a denial.
My dad had a name for junk articles like this:
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 18, 2018
Well, Donald Trump Jr., who, like his father, loves to troll liberals, just couldn’t help himself.
“Welcome to our world… You think that’s bad? Imagine what it’s like when they actually hate you,” Trump responded.
Welcome to our world… You think that's bad? Imagine what it's like when they actually hate you. https://t.co/YQ99UU5pHB
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) December 19, 2018
The next session of Congress begins January 3. Anonymous sources say it’s unclear if Ocasio-Cortez will have healed from her third-degree burns by then.