Wow, the mainstream media really picked up and ran with that explosive allegation that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti could be facing jail time following an FEC complaint that two PACs founded by Chakrabarti funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies.
Fact-checking site Snopes decided to write up a piece on the alleged conspiracy theory, but Andrew Kerr at the Daily Caller has fact-checked Snopes’ reporting and found it lacking.
— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 8, 2019
Snopes writer Dan MacGuill falsely claimed in his story that Chakrabarti, who served as executive director of Justice Democrats, “was not an official agent or officer” of the PAC. He also failed to acknowledge the fact that Chakrabarti and Ocasio-Cortez are members of the PAC’s three-member board of directors, according to archived versions of the Justice Democrats website and corporate filings obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Archived copies of the Justice Democrats website reveal Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti held “legal control over” the PAC starting in December 2017, and that Chakrabarti was one of its “major players” up until January 2019.
Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti continue to serve as “governors” of Justice Democrats, according to the PAC’s filings with the Washington, D.C. Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs.
Come on … with her economics degree, Ocasio-Cortez certainly wouldn’t lose track of a million dollars in campaign donations.
This is my shocked face ?.
— Suzi Smith (@Suzi0429) March 8, 2019
This is my shocked face. pic.twitter.com/9JpbTS2lI0
— joey (@jokimla) March 8, 2019
— ?????? ???????? (@SecritSqrl) March 8, 2019
That’s because snopes is under the MSM control to report all as false
— OneLapDown (@GreenAlienRep) March 8, 2019
Facts are what Snopes says they are. Haven't you figured that out yet?
— mzpinca (@mikhail1973) March 8, 2019
Didn't she already say that the facts don't have to be accurate as long as your message gets out there???
This is probably just an extension of that philosophy
— Oscar MULHERN (@OscarMulhern) March 8, 2019
It’s OK if she’s occasionally (often) “factually wrong” as long as she’s “morally right.”
Snopes is to my generation what the ACLU was to another: a shill for the Democrat party.
— vbspurs (@vbspurs) March 9, 2019
Snopes is the urban dictionary of fact-checking.
— J Hendricks (@jhendricks1960) March 9, 2019
But, but, but it's Snopes! It is the 5 star ultimate supreme gold standard of words that mean truth to half of the population or so.
— Robin Moss (@Hilljack) March 9, 2019
Snopes gets the facts exactly the way they want to.
— Drunk Conservitarian (@DrnkCnsrvitarin) March 9, 2019
Snopes is essentially just another hard left mouthpiece.
— AuntWie (@AuntWie) March 9, 2019
Considering @snopes is complete garbage run by a woman that was fired from a previous reporting job for fabricating sh*t out of whole cloth, I’m not at all surprised.
— Curly Bill (@CurlyBill8) March 9, 2019
Snopes tends to get things wrong.
— Stop & Think (@NYems305) March 9, 2019
Not wrong. They’re simply trying to establish a different reality.
— Torres, Clete, one each. ?? (@Clete_Torres) March 9, 2019
Snopes – even the name is stupid. Why do people think it’s always right?
— SassyRedPill (@sassyredpill) March 9, 2019
It's Snopes …. they don't do "facts"
— Scott C (@ScottC20012) March 9, 2019
Snopes is a political operative.
Just another leftist organization, one of thousands…
— Corchem (@corchem) March 9, 2019
TRUE? Snopes gets caught stealth-editing a botched fact-check on viral photo that was a lie to begin with https://t.co/GE85y6hqzO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 8, 2018
'Delete yourselves': Snopes seriously just fact-checked the Babylon Bee's post on Jussie Smollett and CNN https://t.co/zluyI9XWOD
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 20, 2019