As Twitchy reported late Friday night, Andrew Lawrence, a senior researcher for Media Matters, tweeted a clip from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in which Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez policy adviser Robert Hockett allegedly debunked “all the conservative media lies” about the Green New Deal straight to Carlson’s face, especially the one about guaranteeing economic stability for those unwilling to work:

Spoiler: It doesn’t go great for Andrew Lawrence or Media Matters.

In that clip, which has been retweeted nearly 10,000 times, Hockett claims that Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal did not include economic protections for those “unwilling to work” and claimed that the phrase came from a “doctored document.”

But now, in an email to the Daily Caller News Foundation, Hockett admits he was in the wrong:

“It appears there was more than one document being discussed yesterday, only one of which I had heard about with any definiteness by last evening after a long day of media appearances — namely, the one referred to by the Congresswoman in her tweet,” he wrote. “I regret that we seem unknowingly to have ended up speaking about different documents for a minute during our longer and otherwise ‘on-the-same-page’ conversation last night.”

Neither Media Matters nor Ocasio-Cortez’s office returned requests for comment by press time.

As Twitchy reported, Ocasio-Cortez herself tweeted Saturday that there are “multiple” doctored versions of the resolution and the FAQ floating around — which is funny, because NPR is still hosting the FAQ document sent to them directly by her office but that was taken down from her own website.


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