Ocasio-Cortez blasts NBC News for Sanders nomination tweet: 'All to generate hate-clicks'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezNew York City's suicide mission should alarm the entire nation Marjorie Taylor Greene rakes in over .2M in first quarter The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan MORE (D-N.Y.) ripped NBC for a tweet that noted she "did not endorse" 2020 nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden eyes bigger US role in global vaccination efforts Trump says GOP will take White House in 2024 in prepared speech Kemp: Pulling All-Star game out of Atlanta will hurt business owners of color MORE in her 60-second speech at the Democratic National Convention, with the first-term congresswoman calling it "completely unacceptable, disappointing, and appalling."

"In one of the shortest speeches of the DNC, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez did not endorse Joe Biden," NBC News said in its original post to the network's more than 7.7 million followers.

"This is completely unacceptable, disappointing, and appalling," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in response to her 8.3 million followers. "The DNC shared the procedural purpose of my remarks to media WELL in advance. @NBC knew what was going to happen & that it was routine."


"You waited several hours to correct your obvious and blatantly misleading tweet. It sparked an enormous amount of hatred and vitriol, & now the misinfo you created is circulating on other networks," she added. "All to generate hate-clicks from a pre-recorded, routine procedural motion." 

NBC News responded by saying it had "should have included more detail on the nomination process" and had deleted the tweet "to prevent its further spread."

Ocasio-Cortez responded by asking how the news organization was going to fix what she described as an "incredible amount of damage."


"So @NBCNews how are you going to fix the incredible amount of damage and misinformation that you are now responsible for?" she asked. "Because a 1:15am tweet to slip under the radar after blowing up a totally false and divisive narrative across networks isn't it."

Ocasio-Cortez formally seconded the presidential nomination of a fellow progressive, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHillicon Valley: Amazon wins union election — says 'our employees made the choice' On The Money: Biden .5T budget proposes major hike in social programs | GOP bashes border, policing provisions Overnight Defense: Biden proposes 3B defense budget | Criticism comes in from left and right | Pentagon moves toward new screening for extremists MORE (I-Vt.), during her brief remarks at the convention Tuesday evening. 

The nominating procedure has not prevented a speaker from endorsing a candidate in the past. At the 2008 Democratic convention in Denver, for example, California civil rights activist and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClose the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report Pence autobiography coming from Simon & Schuster MORE supporter Dolores Huerta was chosen to place Clinton’s name in nomination, and used the opportunity to endorse then-Sen. Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaUS raises concerns about Iran's seriousness in nuclear talks Matt Stoller calls on Biden administration to keep McKinsey away from infrastructure Obamas describe meeting Prince Philip in statement mourning his death MORE (D-Ill.).


“This primary season, I stand with Hillary, as she stands with Barack Obama to take our country back!” Huerta said in August 2008.

Ocasio-Cortez congratulated Biden on his speech, adding she looked "forward to fighting for the future together and reclaiming our democracy in November."

"Congratulations, @JoeBiden I deeply look forward to fighting for our future together and reclaiming our democracy in November," she wrote. "Thank you @DemConvention for having me deliver Sen. Sanders’ roll call nomination speech. It’s been an absolute honor."