The other day, I suggested that the news media is doing to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exactly what they did to David Hogg.
And with each passing day that becomes more and more obvious.
The fact is the news is no longer “news.”
But we all knew that.
Instead, it has become an elaborate Public Relations Firm geared toward star-making.
They did it with David Hogg.
And they’re doing it now with Ocasio-Cortez.
But the similarity isn’t just in the media’s attempt to create a new celebrity.
The similarity is also in how this constant media drumbeat has gone to the latest Camera Hogg’s head.
David Hogg’s ubiquity turned him into an insufferable egomaniac with delusions of grandeur.
As I pointed out in early May, after the NRA convention in Dallas, this Pipsqueak in a Pompadour declared that Trump and the NRA are scared of him.
In addition to being downright laughable, such pronouncements aren’t rooted in anything resembling reality.
Thanks to this Parkland Camera Hogg, NRA memberships and donations increased.
The truth is, David Hogg became the poster child for the Second Amendment and gun rights.
And, like her doppelgänger, the Camera Hogg of Socialism also believes that we are scared of her.
3. Your attempt to strip me of my family, my story, my home, and my identity is exemplary of how scared you are of the power of all four of those things.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 1, 2018
Like I said yesterday, we’re not scared.
If anything, the Camera Hogg of Socialism will do for Liberty and Capitalism what David Hogg did for gun rights.
Both Hogg and Ocasio-Cortez believe themselves to be far more powerful and influential than they really are.
But that’s hardly surprising.
When you have the world’s largest Public Relations firm telling you what a rock star you are, eventually, you begin to fall for your own propaganda.
And that inevitably leads to what I call “Operation Backfire.”
You become so arrogant that you push too hard and too far. And eventually, your grasp for fame blows up in your face like a trick cigar.
Ocasio-Cortez will do more to pull back the curtain on the dangers of socialism than any Prager University video could hope to achieve.
She’ll do so because even now, after only a week of media carpet bombing, this young, ignorant socialist has developed a staggering ego.
And arrogance coupled with ignorance never ends well.
The other interesting similarity between these two is the phalanx of rabid defenders on social media. Remember how outraged and horrified David Hogg’s flying monkeys became when anyone criticized him?
It’s happening now with Ocasio-Cortez.
When the news broke that her “down on her luck, gal from the Bronx” life story was fictional, the flying monkeys on social media went wild with rage.
With David Hogg, they declared him off limits because he “was just a teenager.”
And with Ocasio-Cortez, they declare her off limits because “you’re just scared of a strong woman of color!!!!!!”
You have to admit, it’s a wee bit entertaining.
I’ve said time and again that you should never start believing your own propaganda.
David Hogg made that mistake – to our enormous benefit.
The media really believed that pushing that foolishly arrogant young man into the spotlight would bring about a Golden Age of Gun Control. And their plan backfired.
The same thing is happening now with Ocasio-Cortez.
The media believes that pushing her into the spotlight will lead to a Great Awakening for Socialism.
But like David Hogg before her, Ocasio-Cortez is beginning to believe the propaganda about herself. She’s beginning to think she can say anything and remain untouchable.
And like Hogg, she thinks because she has an echo chamber of flying monkeys on social media that she is far more popular than she actually is.
In the end, Ocasio-Cortez will do for Socialism what David Hogg did for Gun Control.
And for that, we are eternally grateful.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 2, 2018
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