ABC News propagated Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY’s) false propaganda by sharing photos that showed her and Rep. Ilhan Omar being held hostage by the police.
A viral video showed that two Congresswomen held their hands behind their backs while they were being taken by police from an anti-abortion demonstration in front of Supreme Court. AOC’s “miraculously”, disappeared at one point so that she could raise a power symbol.
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Obviously, no one would have known this, if they had only gotten their information from ABC News. They showed Ilhan Omar and AOC from an entirely different angle to give the impression that Ilhan Omar were being taken away in handcuffs from a pro-abortion demonstration.
JUST INS: Omar, Ocasio Cortez and other House Democrats were arrested during an abortion rights demonstration at the Supreme Court. https://t.co/N5z1UTto8x pic.twitter.com/7MMJk2a7Rj
— ABC News (@ABC) July 19, 2022
ABC News mentioned that no handcuffs had been seen in the report several times.
Seventeen lawmakers in total were arrested, according to Capitol Police, including Reps. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Illinois’ Jan Schakowsky. According to police, the charge against them was incommoding, blocking or crowding.
Officers from the Supreme Court informed the demonstrators that they were taking part in illegal demonstration activity. They advised anyone not wanting to be arrested to leave. This sparked singing, chanting and dancing by the crowd.
Officers began to arrest the protestors, but no handcuffs were observed. The police also took photos of all those taken, including some lawmakers. They brought water to the area to give to protesters.
Which is obvious, but conservative Twitter didn’t let ABC News get away with its selection of photo:
ABC cannot use these photos.
AOC, and Ilhan Omar PRETEND to be handcuffed. https://t.co/bWgegzAYZH
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) July 19, 2022
This is a total fucking lie. These photos have angles to look as if they’re cuffed.
They wonder why they are called fake news.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 19, 2022
Now show us the photos from the side showing that there aren’t handcuffs. You are not being humiliated!
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) July 19, 2022
Fake News. They weren’t handcuffed. Jut led them away calmly, with the two of them having a lot of fun and laughing.
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) July 19, 2022
You’re so fucking predictable.
— Julie Gunlock (@JGunlock) July 19, 2022
— Elisa Martinez (@elisa1121) July 19, 2022
It all began with fake handcuffs. It’s now that the media lies are starting to take root. No surprise @ABC is leading the pack https://t.co/nPe7fnAOIw
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) July 20, 2022
and now you understand why they attempted to handcuff everyone (everyone knew this was coming). https://t.co/9cgBZ26ea7
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) July 20, 2022
Alternate headline for @ABC: “Dishonest Pols Fake Being in Handcuffs While Mugging for the Camera.” They had complicities in this deceitful charade in the media. https://t.co/dhUJgRSq24
— Alberto Miguel Fernandez (@AlbertoMiguelF5) July 19, 2022
These pictures falsely suggest that @AOC and @IlhanMN were handcuffed. Is this “misinformation,” @ABC? https://t.co/FghI7vZFRb
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) July 19, 2022
Still up. https://t.co/J3nY4GK0Vg
— Larry O’Connor (@LarryOConnor) July 20, 2022
The pic selection is an editorial choice by those who are performingatively wondering why trust is declining in media. https://t.co/F27NMBXINC
— Dr S Maitra (@MrMaitra) July 19, 2022
ABC News fabricates that they have been arrested. They show photos showing them handcuffed, when in fact they’re not. Mission completed. https://t.co/ncVwGVPpIz
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 19, 2022
There are political stunts…then there’s pretending to get handcuffed for this exact picture https://t.co/JWy4XbAEqr
— Jesse Hunt (@JJHunt10) July 20, 2022