CRTV host Allie Beth Stuckey released a hilarious video where she jokingly interviews socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Cortez wasn’t actually there – the footage of her was taken from a different interview and spliced together with Stuckey’s questions and the whole point of the video was satire.
Enlightening & hard-hitting interview with Socialist “it girl” and fellow millennial, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. pic.twitter.com/4txoxwqql6
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) July 23, 2018
Unfortunately, a lot of people didn’t get that. Including Ocasio-Cortez herself. She responded to the video by saying that “Republicans are so scared of me that they’re faking videos and presenting them as real on Facebook because they can’t deal with reality anymore. Here’s one bonafide truth: Election Day is November 6th.”
Republicans are so scared of me that they’re faking videos and presenting them as real on Facebook because they can’t deal with reality anymore.
Here’s one bonafide truth:
Election Day is November 6th. https://t.co/Z7MfisgiWl
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 24, 2018
Others declared the “piece” fake news.
Manipulated video to create entirely fake interview presented as real by verified account here and on Facebook where it has over 1.1 million views in less than 24 hours. https://t.co/P6E5LfQi3K
— Robert Mackey (@RobertMackey) July 24, 2018
— Paul Hanlin Jr (@Paul_Hanlin_Jr) July 24, 2018
This faked interview of @Ocasio2018 by @CRTV has nearly 1 million views on Facebook. In less than 24 hours.
Interview didn't happen. It takes clips from @MargaretHoover's show and edits in faux questions.
Not labeled satire (other than a 😉 emoji).https://t.co/ipUPsOoyLH
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) July 24, 2018
While evening network comedy shows do doctored, joke interviews all the time, @conservmillen's fake interview with @Ocasio2018 is *not* obvious parody, is done in bad faith, and is extremely likely to deceive. Alarming. https://t.co/UgPVK5CLPN
— Tony Webster (@webster) July 24, 2018
Stuckey is noted for doing satire pieces, so anyone who follows her on a regular basis knew what was up.
Girl— it was a clear joke, not a “fake” video. 🙂 As much as I disagree with you politically, I’ve been public about how impressed I am with your quick rise to prominence. Good luck! https://t.co/CsXByCbGJO
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) July 24, 2018