We admit we’ve done plenty of posts on CRTV’s viral “interview” with socialist darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but we continue to be amazed at how many people just can’t wrap their minds around a conservative site producing a political satire video.
CRTV has since added a disclaimer on Facebook, so reporters can hopefully relax a bit and go about their duties knowing no one’s being fooled into thinking Ocasio-Cortez is in no way ready for prime time.
We have to admit it was brave of A.J. Chavar, senior news video producer at Vox, to divulge that it took him even a minute of Googling to prove that CRTV’s video wasn’t an actual interview but a satire. Check out this detective work:
Wow. This is Ocasio-Cortez's PBS intv w/ Margaret Hoover (https://t.co/OhjfHuWqQC) spliced together w/ a CRTV "interviewer." Notice that they never appear on camera together, and the interviewer shot is lit different + higher res? Took 1min on google to sort out. Reprehensible. https://t.co/khu8uXQnpV
— AJ (@ajchavar) July 24, 2018
It is reprehensible that a person would even have to use Google to figure out this was a satire. Like we’ve said before, aren’t these the same people who watch “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” religiously?
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) July 24, 2018
Some day you're gonna hear about the Daily Show and it's gonna BLOW YOUR MIND
— Andrew S. (@shoutingboy) July 24, 2018
BREAKING: George Bush did not actually debate himself in 2004! This is a FRAUD perpetrated by Jon Stewart on an unsuspecting public!https://t.co/bAeBjT3Voi
— Andrew S. (@shoutingboy) July 24, 2018
Uh, thanks? pic.twitter.com/v275gAROpO
— John Ulzheimer (@johnulzheimer) July 24, 2018
It took an entire minute and google to sort this out?
— Stephy Wilson (@stephywilson83) July 24, 2018
Not only did you HAVE TO Google it, but for an entire minute? Seriously. pic.twitter.com/iBLrffwzb8
— Charlotta Sorensen (@LottaMSorensen) July 25, 2018
Gonna go ahead and assume you didn't actually see the original interview or you would have seen the obvious parody https://t.co/RWmd7k2Ikt
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) July 24, 2018
LOL you had to investigate this to find out it was fake? Do you fall prey to the deceptive editing techniques they use for comedic interviews of politicians on the daily show or late night tv where they’ve done skits exactly like this?! It was clear from the first 30 seconds!
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) July 24, 2018
And he’s a “senior producer” ?
— Adam Trahan (@AdamTrahan) July 24, 2018
That’s how he was able to spot the subtle differences in lighting and camera resolution, duh.
Has anybody ever told you that you have Batman level sleuthing abilities?
— FreedomBetweentheEars (@EarsFreedom) July 24, 2018
Bro you must work for the fbi or something
— Josh Allen (@jballen004) July 24, 2018
My god, you’ve cracked this wide open!!??
— Pete???? (@usafss74) July 24, 2018
Stellar sleuthing, detective. Maybe you should unleash your skills on The Onion next? Seems like it might be a little sketchy.
— Matt (@MatthewJYule) July 24, 2018
Dude you’re a modern day Sherlock Holmes
— Matt Palumbo (@MattPalumbo12) July 24, 2018
Nancy Drew would be so proud. ??
— Ethan G. (@IamEthanG) July 24, 2018
Be honest, you had some professional puzzle decoder helping you, right? No way you figured this out all by yourself.
— (: MyWorld 🙂 (@Dbax1fan) July 25, 2018
Wow way to go super-sleuth
— Robert Michaels (@standfree4ever) July 24, 2018
Thank you Inspector Clouseau!
— Dilip Jivan (@JivanDilip) July 25, 2018
Bang up job, Woodward. Someone get this dude a Pulitzer
— Phil Jacobs (@B_Jack06) July 25, 2018
No kidding… It's a joke… You must be a blast at parties.
— Skyward ?? (@Skyward01) July 25, 2018
The walls are different colors. It would be obvious to my dog.
Was NEVER an attempt to mislead…
— Conservative in Marin (@JNOV57) July 24, 2018
It's easily distinguishable as a joke.
I'm sure more would have caught it if there was dark humour against children.
— AJ ? (@AJMixxyBaby) July 24, 2018
Oh, the horror. A parody and joke involving a young socialist…..
— Rob1138 (@Robpopcltre) July 24, 2018
Congratulations, your intelligence level meets https://t.co/qAHWEs2C7n standards. Where should I mail your certificate?
— ??Freedom & Accountability⛪️?????? (@accountablyfree) July 24, 2018
Dear #UnhingedLiberals ,
— Anne-Marie ?? American Dreamer ?? (@AmericanDrmr20) July 25, 2018
Allie Stuckey's response. Since you don't want to tell the whole story…https://t.co/pCwq6sW9nq
— Occam's Protege (@protege_s) July 24, 2018
One thing’s clear: the Left is ready to circle the wagons to protect Ocasio-Cortez — from herself, if necessary.
BUTTHURT: The Verge says CRTV's Ocasio-Cortez video 'blurs the line between bad satire and 'fake news'' https://t.co/uICiq6hULc
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 24, 2018