[Ed. – You keep thinking it can’t get any more cartoonish as a 2021 caricature of 80-90 years ago. And then it does.]
A funny thing happened on the way to the accountability forum for the New York Times. In attempting to explain why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez broke out in tears after changing her vote on Iron Dome funding from nay to present, the NYT reported that a great deal of pressure had been brought to bear on House Democrats. Who applied that pressure? It depends on which version of the New York Times report you read.
This was the first take:
Caught between their principles and their…rabbis? Are the rabbis being mean to the Squad? Did AOC switch her vote because she was afraid she'd get in trouble and miss Shabbos Party? She was supposed to be the ima this week! pic.twitter.com/5KfAiQyyH9
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) September 24, 2021
It was the “influential … rabbis” that made AOC cry and forced her to vote present on bill that passed with, er, 420 votes? Why not just say “the Jooooos made her do it”?
Apparently someone else at the NYT figured out that this made the paper sound like an anti-Semitic conspiracy-theory tabloid.