Good news, everyone. You can rest easy now, because that thing you’ve been waiting for has finally happened.
Alleged journalists have been falling all over themselves to defend Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after those God-awful “concentration camp” comments minimizing the Holocaust. It’s only natural that the Washington Post would get in on the action — in their trademark style, of course:
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) June 18, 2019
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) June 18, 2019
Nevertheless, AOC persisted. “Amid Republican outcry.”
— Levi Boshnack (@Boshnackttack1) June 18, 2019
— Some guy tweeted something 🤷🏻♂️ (@jtLOL) June 18, 2019
so to be clear. we aren't pouncing anymore?
— High Plains Drifter 🇺🇸 (@OrangeManBad12) June 18, 2019
The outcry precedes the pounce. https://t.co/gPjLKFOusC
— Crotchety Old Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) June 18, 2019
“amid Republican outcry” isn’t even a useful insight into the story! https://t.co/zRSVbCIisI
— J.P. Freire (@JPFreire) June 18, 2019
To be fair, WaPo’s not going for useful insight; they’re going for the hit job.
This is bait. https://t.co/PsFaNK7xXN
— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) June 18, 2019
— Martin (@m_silenus) June 18, 2019
Of course it’s bait. That doesn’t make it any less ridiculous and obnoxious. AOC’s comments were shameful and disgusting, and instead of copping to how shameful and disgusting they were, AOC doubled down and tried to gaslight everyone by pretending that, despite invoking “Never Again,” she wasn’t going for the Nazi comparison:
And for the shrieking Republicans who don’t know the difference: concentration camps are not the same as death camps.
Concentration camps are considered by experts as “the mass detention of civilians without trial.”
And that’s exactly what this administration is doing.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 18, 2019
Also the specific use of distinguishing 'concentration camp' from 'death camp' is Nazi propaganda so banner day for the brave firefighters in our media https://t.co/N1TOwJtRjN
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) June 18, 2019
How pathetic is it that WaPo’s so desperate for clicks that they’ll resort to predictable slams on “shrieking Republicans” instead of doing their damn job and holding AOC accountable for her garbage?
Turns out there was a bit of seizing after all:
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) June 18, 2019
Phew! We were starting to get worried.