At this point, we’re convinced that the Washington Post is fully aware of the joke they’ve made of the “Republicans pounce” headline and just do it now to troll conservatives; or there’s the slim chance that it’s just so reflexive they don’t even know they’re doing it.

As Twitchy reported, the conservatives pounce headline of the day Saturday actually went to Business Insider, which noted how right-wing media had pounced on an “accidentally released” draft of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal FAQ.

Way to provide cover for Ocasio-Cortez, guys. Her campaign can’t figure out how to upload the right document to their website but they want to literally rebuild the entire United States and end climate change and guarantee healthy food and employment for everyone.

It looks like Business Insider might have had second thoughts about its headline, though, especially after the Ocasio-Cortez campaign tripped all over each other all day Saturday trying to explain the screw-up and why the FAQ had disappeared from her website. The URL for its story still reads, “right-wing-media-attacking-alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-2019-2,” but the headline has softened a bit.

We agree with Chet Cannon — who “accidentally” typed the words, “unwilling to work” in the FAQ document? A yeah, so what if “conservatives pounced” on the idea that even those unwilling to work should be guaranteed economic stability? They should and did.

The best part: in explaining “what that means,” Business Insider consulted Sean McElwee … the Nation contributor who celebrated the Christmas Eve stock market dive as an early Christmas present because “rich people are losing a s**tload of money today:”

Sean McElwee, a progressive activist and co-founder of Data for Progress, insisted that the Green New Deal resolution remains the most “ambitious set of green policies that have ever been set into legislative text,” adding that “there are a lot of things that are still left to be worked out.”

He added, “Has Matt Yglesias ever introduced a resolution that has 70 co-sponsors?”

Again, here’s the explanation from the congresswoman herself:

Remember, she also claimed that her interview where she talked about Israel’s occupation of Palestine was “doctored.”

Business Insider, for one.


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