AOC isn’t an extremist. On economics, she’s about where FDR was before he passed away. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Bill_of_Rights
You’re assuming her statement was an “overt lie” instead of a figure of speech that was inaccurate in a specific context. It’s not like she printed out a fake chart. It was also one statement in a single interview, not a series of racist speeches at the heart of Trump’s campaign strategy. Equating the two is wrong.
No one is selling misguided cynicism. Quite the opposite.
I said that an overly narrow focus on factchecking can obscure moral questions. They’re both important.