Memorial Day Tribute Creates Firestorm with Ocasio-Cortez Comparison

  • 05/28/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
A baseball team is apologizing for a Memorial Day tribute video showing Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez alongside communist dictators Kim Jong Un and the late Fidel Castro while a voiceover by the late President Ronald Reagan warned of the "enemies of freedom." (Fox News)
 

Fresno Grizzlies team president, Derek Franks, told KSEE-TV playing the video was “truly an oversight.” The team also released a statement apologizing for playing the clip.

“A pre-produced video from outside our front office was selected; unfortunately what was supposed to be a moving tribute ended with some misleading and offensive editing, which made a statement that was not our intent and certainly not our opinion,” the statement read.

“We’re embarrassed we allowed this video to play without seeing it in its entirety first. We unconditionally apologize to Rep. Ocasio Cortez in addition to our fans, community and those we hurt. It was a mistake and we will ensure that nothing like this ever happens again.”

 

It’s unclear who produced the video in question.


Representative Ocasio-Cortez has not commented on the controversy.
 Source: AAN
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