Concha Calls Out Media's Reluctance to Criticize Ocasio-Cortez's 'Crazy' Green New Deal
Media reporter Joe Concha slammed the mainstream media's coverage of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal" proposal roll-out.
The blueprint, unveiled Thursday by Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), calls for a government-led overhaul of virtually every aspect of American life that would guarantee a host of taxpayer-covered benefits for all and phase out fossil fuels.
Ocasio-Cortez's office says the plan would aim to make air travel obsolete, upgrade or replace every building in America to ensure energy efficiency and give economic security even to those "unwilling" to work.
On "Fox & Friends" Friday, Concha said is it "the most easy-to-ridicule proposal that we have seen come out of any government official in modern politics."
"I don't like using hyperbole, but it's that crazy," Concha said, arguing that providing economic security for individuals "unwilling" to work is essentially a "punchline."
Despite that, Concha said, the media took it easy on Ocasio-Cortez and the "Green New Deal," noting that "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd did not press the freshman Democrat when she apparently contradicted herself on the nature of the government's role in the sweeping proposal.
"No one's going to criticize her, whether it be on MSNBC or CNN or any of the late night talk shows, because she's so hot now in terms of she's the 'it' interview that they don't want to alienate their audiences by criticizing her in any meaningful way, and they want to provide their audiences comfort food instead," Concha said.
He contrasted the media coverage of Ocasio-Cortez with that of Sarah Palin when she burst on the national political scene more than a decade ago.
Watch more from Concha above.