Socialist candidate Ocasio-Cortez has refused access to the media. The Washington Examiner reports:
Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez refused to allow the media to attend or cover two of her recent campaign town hall events in her congressional district, which spans parts of the Bronx and Queens.
Reporters were banned from a gathering on Sunday in Corona, Queens, and another event in the Bronx last Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Ocasio-Cortez, who beat incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary this summer, did not want reporters at her community events because they asked too many questions at another gathering, according to her campaign manager, who said she was “mobbed” by the media at an event early last week “even though we said no Q&A and no one-on-one [interviews].”
By Friday afternoon, campaign spokesman Corbin Trent told the Washington Post the campaign will no longer block reporters from attending her events. He also defended the two bans, saying they live-streamed the meetings.
Is this what America under Socialism would look like?