As Twitchy reported all day Tuesday, humorless crybabies from The New York Times, The Verge, Vox, and more got their panties in a wad over Allie Beth Stuckey’s fake interview of socialist “it girl” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — and the fact that it went viral only increased the danger of people seeing it and not recognizing in five seconds that it was obviously satire.
Here we are a day later and reporters are still fretting about the damage being done by CRTV’s video (which on Facebook now has an unnecessary disclaimer). Now it’s Nick Reisman of Spectrum News wringing his hands.
The same week real journalists get laid off at The Daily News, social media lets fake interviews like this one spread with zero disclaimer it's a joke. Even if you are skeptical of Ocasio-Cortez or don't even like her, you should be bothered by this. https://t.co/R6bjIDZe0B
— Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) July 25, 2018
I respect your work a ton, Nick, but think you are wrong here. Allie is a well known satirist and the original interview was widely seen.
— Jake Palmateer (@Tahawus506) July 25, 2018
Thanks — I just didn't know her work (and now I definitely do!). My concern is someone who doesn't know her could be confused as well. And I'd be just has concerned if this happened to a politician on the other side of the aisle by a liberal satirist I never heard of.
— Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) July 25, 2018
Is it wrong that we don’t we believe for a second his concern about “liberal satirists”? And how does this possibly tie in with The New York Daily News?
Oh my god there’s so many of these I’m dying ??? https://t.co/HLXXYuiTKq
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) July 25, 2018
Oh, stop with the phony outrage. If people couldn’t tell that was a satire of the equally laughable interview @Ocasio2018 did earlier in the week, I can’t help them.
— Lady L. North (@LadyLNorth) July 25, 2018
There’s a problem if you can’t tell this is a joke.
— SlimJim Tim Keathley (@TimKeathley) July 25, 2018
Dude, you're better than this.
Also, "real journalists" to describe the Daily News is questionable at best.
Wasn't too long ago they counted @ShaunKing amongst their "real journalists."
And he wasn't even a real African-American.
— Rusty Weiss ??? (@rustyweiss74) July 25, 2018
I thought you were serious until I read “real journalists” and “The Daily News” in the same sentence. Hahaha. Good one.
— Wayne from Harlingen (@wikiwayne) July 25, 2018
there were very few real journalists at the Daily News, Nick…
— Caty (@CatRP) July 25, 2018
Tip for Nick : Obvious satire is obvious satire.#HereForTheRatio
— DeanLogic ♎ (@DeanLogic) July 25, 2018
Disclaimer? Really???? ?
— Thomas Wodzisz (@ThomasWodzisz) July 25, 2018
Dude, you have to watch that for literally 5 seconds to know it’s a joke. There doesn’t need to be a disclaimer.
— Paul Burgess (@itsalonewolf) July 25, 2018
Anyone who doesn't see through the satire of this from the first 10 seconds has to be clueless about the news. Besides it shows accurately just how truly vapid this woman is. Why do liberals only have a sense of humor when the jokes are on conservatives?
— Jim Fischer (@jimfischer72) July 25, 2018
You don’t need a disclaimer on an obvious parody video. Anymore than Conan or Colbert did on theirs. I figured it out in 5 seconds. How long did it take you?
— Rick (@rickytwalsh) July 25, 2018
Journalists obviously don’t think much of the average American citizen to be this concerned.
I'm more bothered by you saying we should be bothered by this than being bothered by this. This was plain and simple satire, it was obvious. The only bigger joke is trying to turn this into anything else.
— Garrett B (@EBGarrett1975) July 25, 2018
Not bothered. I thought it was funnier. It became hysterical when guys like you had to come out and tell folks who follow you that it’s fake. It’s as if folks believe everything the media tells them or something like that.
— Meiriceánach (@MeiriceanachNYC) July 25, 2018
I am most definitely bothered by the real interview. The SATIRE was just damn funny.
— angrygummybears (@angrygummybear1) July 25, 2018
Disclaimer: this was a comedy sketch not a real debate. Don't want you to keep getting confused. pic.twitter.com/5YidJgIKr6
— Gavi Hoffman (@GaviHoffman) July 25, 2018
— Dan Stringer, Vendor Rebate Coordinator (@Danstringer74) July 25, 2018
This is acceptable though? So strange . . .
— YOKO (@YOKOMSON) July 25, 2018
Whoa, the YouTube description even says, “In this exclusive and totally not-edited conversation with the Trump, Stephen asks the President about his first 100 days in office.” There’s no disclaimer at all! NO DISCLAIMER!
— gtoran (@gtoran) July 25, 2018
Lol bro come on. You that sensitive? This type of joke has been done since the dawn of time. Go to McDonald's, get a happy meal and cheer up. #WednesdayWisdom
— Brandon Saario (@SaarioBrandon) July 25, 2018
Thanks for letting me know what I should be bothered by.
— MarcArmy (@army_marc) July 25, 2018
On communist Twitter, only State approved comedy is allowed.
— S. Ohh (@SamBK71) July 25, 2018
Joke interviews make me super nervous. I can’t watch Between Two Ferns without sweating. pic.twitter.com/Fo9Bw1cIr4
— Benjamin (@SeeBenWrite) July 25, 2018
— Darrell Hopkins (@Darrell96220925) July 25, 2018
This is not a well thought out position. Being willfully obtuse and ignorant is not a good look
— Sheila Maupin (@Maupsh) July 25, 2018
— Mujahed (@kebejay) July 25, 2018
Oh, Nick. This is a bad take.
— Tim Wolff (@wolffie5319) July 25, 2018
Just wanted to do my part for the ratio @NickReisman
— Michael Horton (@RollCall79) July 25, 2018
Disclaimer: We weren’t bothered.
NO WAY! Linda Sarsour, journos drop BOMBSHELL about Allie Beth Stuckey's 'interview' with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez https://t.co/gHRwIFBuWz
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 24, 2018