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AOC Blasts NBC Over 'Malicious & Misleading' Tweet About Her Symbolic Nomination Of Bernie At DNC

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On Tuesday, August 18, at the Democratic National Convention, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the stage to nominate Bernie Sanders to become President of the United States.

Though Joe Biden had already informally clinched the nomination, Sanders secured many voting delegates before withdrawing from the race and so his nomination was a requirement at the convention.

As a close idealogical ally of Sanders, AOC was a natural choice to formalize Sanders' nomination.

She did so in a 60-second speech.

WATCH: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's full speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention youtu.be

Mainstream American media outlets like NBC were perfectly aware of AOC's role in the night's proceedings, which were not only planned by the DNC but also required by law.

Of course, that didn't stop NBC News from tweeting about AOC's speech as if she had hijacked the convention away from Joe Biden.

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About three hours after posting the tweet, NBC removed it, but not before the damage had been done in the eyes of many online.



AOC, who can always be counted on to dish out the truth on Twitter, shamed NBC for their misrepresentation of the facts.


NBC tweeted an "editor's note and clarification" to clear up any confusion...after one A.M. EST, after many of their readers had gone to bed.


AOC called NBC News out for their toothless apology.



On Twitter, most people felt that NBC's tweet was shamefully manipulative.



How are Americans supposed to be well-informed when it comes to politics when their media intentionally misrepresents facts to generate clicks?