As the digital dimension continues to bleed over into this real world of ours, we have been warned to be on the lookout for “misinformation” and “disinformation”. You see, the speed at which regular old information travels has become dangerous…and the mis- and dis- versions travel even faster.
This week, those warnings became ultimately prescient, as New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attempted to refute recent reports about the validity of the Hunter Biden “laptop from Hell” story.
Top former Twitter executives testified before a House Oversight Committee on Wednesday over the suppression of the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story prior to the 2020 election.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., was unhappy at the time and taxpayer dollars spent to cover the hearing.
“We could be talking about the cost of prescription drugs, abortion rights, civil rights, voting rights, but instead, we’re talking about Hunter Biden’s half-fake laptop story,” she said. “I mean, this is an embarrassment, but I’ll go into it.”
The idea that the story is “half-fake” is ludicrous on its face, particularly considering the recent news of legal action being taken by the First Son that could only prove successful in a court of law if the tale is true.
The backlash came quickly.
Fox News’ Jesse Watters argued the suppression of the laptop story was a big deal and the “Squad” member should have expressed greater interest in getting to the bottom of why the tech company took steps to censor the New York Post.
“So big business conspired with the FBI to pick a president and AOC doesn’t care?” he asked.
“She’d rather talk about all these other things. Well, she was at the Oversight Committee for the last two years. She didn’t haul in any CEO, any titan of industry and grill them. She didn’t do anything. And why is AOC taking Hunter’s side? That’s who she wants to throw down with? Hunter Biden, who’s dropping N-words on the laptop, sexually harassing his assistants, the silver spoon, [the] corrupt guy whose dragging his you know what, all over the place, taking everyone’s cash.”
AOC’s reputation for precocious and pretentious soundbites remains intact, even as her credibility begins to crack.