Ocasio-Cortez: ‘People more concerned with being factually correct than morally right’

Ocasio-Cortez: ‘People more concerned with being factually correct than morally right’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: Twitter video screen grab)

[Ed. – Yeah, facts are kind of important here in the grown-up world.]

In her 60 Minutes interview with Anderson Cooper, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) responded to criticisms of her “fuzzy” math by saying people are people “more concerned” with being accurate on facts than being morally right.

“One of the criticisms of you is that your math is fuzzy. The Washington Post recently awarded with you four Pinocchios for misstating some statistics about Pentagon spending.” Cooper explained to Ocasio-Cortez.

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

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The CNN anchor responded by pointing out being factually correct on subjects matter as well.

“It’s absolutely important. And whenever I make a mistake, I say ‘Okay this was clumsy.’ And then I restate what my point was,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

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