It’s come to this: Liberal site edits video to make Ocasio-Cortez look smarter

It’s come to this: Liberal site edits video to make Ocasio-Cortez look smarter
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image via Twitter)

We’ve all seen videos edited in a way that makes a speaker appear dishonest or worse. But this is the first time I can recall where a video was doctored to make a dumb politician look more intelligent.

The identity of said dumb politician will not surprise you, and neither perhaps will the situation, which was referenced in LU’s Web Crawler section over the weekend. An excerpt that ran there notes:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was schooled by an FBI counterterrorism official earlier this week after she incorrectly suggested Muslims get charged with terrorism because they are treated as foreign, while white supremacists get “off the hook.”

The New York Democrat used a hearing on Tuesday to suggest that Muslims are being treated differently in the U.S. … while white supremacist attackers avoid being charged with “domestic terrorism” for similar crimes.

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Michael McGarrity, the assistant director of the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, fired back at the freshman Democrat, explaining that the authorities can’t charge people with a “domestic terrorism” charge simply because such a charge does not exist in U.S. laws.

As a sitting member of Congress, Ocasio-Cortez is expected to know what is and isn’t law. Then again, you would expect her to know that members of Congress are not inaugurated and a host of other things she is clueless about, but the simple fact is she’s not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

This became evident in her exchange with McGarrity, but that reality didn’t sit that well with the far-left website Now This, which published the following cherry-picked clip, seeming to affirm Ocasio-Cortez’s contention that the FBI subscribes to a double standard in its treatment of white supremacists as opposed to other terrorists.

But if you watch the original unedited video, you get a very different sense of the exchange.

As The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra notes, Ocasio-Cortez, staying true to form, posted the doctored version of the video on her own Twitter page.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."