A liberal pundit got dragged on Twitter after falsely accusing Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s producers of adding “googly eyes” to a photo to make Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York look bug-eyed.
On Wednesday night, Daily Beast contributing editor Justin Baragona clucked disapprovingly on Twitter, “So it appears that Tucker’s producers added ‘googly eyes’ to AOC in this image.”
Scores of Twitter sleuths corrected him and pointed out that the 2018 photo of Ocasio-Cortez was authentic.
‘Dude, those are her actual EYES!’ Daily Beast writer accuses Tucker Carlson of putting ‘googly eyes’ on AOC pic and OMG-LOL https://t.co/oGU8CYx1Px
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 18, 2021
Less than three hours later, Baragona admitted his mistake and deleted the tweet — a stark contrast to the many liberal media personalities who refuse to acknowledge when they push fake news or delete their false tweets, like this one from MSNBC’s Joy Reid:
No it isn’t. It’s called 538 because that’s how many Electoral College votes there are. That’s why you need at least 270 votes to win. 270 is a one vote majority. (269 is 1/2 of 538.) /1 https://t.co/3m4tmWd4YU
— Leslie McAdoo Gordon (@McAdooGordon) November 11, 2020
Baragona said he was “taking down this tweet as the image of AOC has been out there since at least May 2018 … I’ll take the L.”
Taking down this tweet as the image of AOC has been out there since at least May 2018.
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) February 18, 2021
In a follow-up tweet, Baragona joked about his Twitter debacle, admitting he deserved the ribbing he got for making a false accusation about Carlson.
“Word of advice — if you don’t want to be IT, make sure you don’t send out factually inaccurate tweets that can be easily verified and debunked,” he wrote.
It’s interesting that Baragona even wasted his time clutching his pearls over the “googly-eyed” photo, because even if it had been doctored, it was hardly offensive.
The incident illustrates how eagerly the liberal media white-knight for Democrats (without even fact-checking) while ignoring — or participating in — the nonstop, unhinged bashing of conservatives.
Perhaps nothing spotlights the massive schism between the right and the left more than their reactions to high-profile deaths.
Immediately after the death of conservative radio icon Rush Limbaugh was announced Wednesday, left-wing Twitter erupted into raucous celebrations, with many cheering his demise and wishing him an eternity in hell.
In contrast, when liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September, many conservatives offered their prayers and well wishes for her family.
“She was brilliant…She was a trailblazer. She leaves a large legacy. She led an extraordinary life.”@TedCruz says he and @HeidiSCruz are praying for Justice Ginsburg and her family following the news of her death. pic.twitter.com/NX6G2LMGjc
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 19, 2020
I ask my followers to offer up their prayers to the family of Justice Ginsburg
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 18, 2020
Please join us in praying for Justice Ginsburg and her family.
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) September 18, 2020
This is how then-President Donald Trump reacted when he first learned that Ginsburg (a frequent critic of his) had passed.
Contrast that to how hateful leftists reacted to Trump at Ginsburg’s funeral, which should have been a somber, respectful occasion.
Protesters chant: “Vote him out!” and “Honor her wish!” pic.twitter.com/uJ88bD98uc
— CSPAN (@cspan) September 24, 2020
Leftists constantly act like they have the moral high ground while behaving like gutter rats.
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.