As we told you Monday afternoon, the Daily Mail had a story about the mother of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that might be of interest to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is quite concerned about residents fleeing the state for more welcoming taxation climes:

In our original story, New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman added something that sounded as if it could have been written by the Dem spin machine because it made it sound as if AOC’s mother moved because of the Trump/Republican tax cut bill:

And later, Daily Mail political editor David Martosko had a reminder for Haberman:

Haberman defended her tweet this way:

Oh — that wasn’t really clear from that initial tweet.

It does. But Haberman was again questioned about it, and took the “it was just a joke” route:

And another:

Switching to “it was just a hyperbole and it’s your fault because you didn’t get it” sounds a lot like Team AOC’s modus operandi after something backfires (see: Green New Deal FAQ). Not everybody’s going to buy that.

YOU make the call!