Remember when celebrity Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told “60 Minutes” that it’s better to be “morally right” than “factually” correct? Here’s her exact quote, via RCP:

“If people want to really blow up one figure here or one word there, I would argue that they’re missing the forest for the trees,” she said. I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”

And here’s Snopes coming in hard from the top rope:

Nailed it!

From the


“We were often running into situations were a truth claim was absolutely absurd, but it supported progressive causes,” said one Snopes editor. “So sometimes we just called it a ‘Mixture,’ but then people might get the idea that our favorite politicians are being slightly dishonest sometimes.”

The editor then said that upon hearing Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s recent statement that many people are more concerned with being factually accurate than morally right, the Snopes fact-checking team suddenly had an idea: they could label things as being morally laudable even though the facts upon which they were based are totally erroneous.

It’s funny because it’s (very close to being) true: