PJMedia published a story titled "AOC Weeps Over Empty Parking Lot"

Politifact refuted the claim. Their argument is represented succinctly in this tweet: Was @AOC crying over a parking lot while protesting family separation? False, she was standing on a road to a migrant facility, which was in her line of gaze, and was just beyond the port of entry.]

However, this photo seems to show that they were staring at an empty road. Ocasio-Cortez is the first person on the left. Fence overlooking parking lot

Was Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez in front of a parking lot when these images were taken?

  • PJ Media is not claiming that AOC was crying over an empty road, not a parking lot pjmedia.com/trending/… – K Dog Jul 23 '19 at 14:54
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    "There is a parking lot in the photo, so she must be crying over the parking log" is bad logic on so many levels. Anyway, you should probably also link to pjmedia with the caption <<Is this PJ Media article just another example of bias at this "we'll make a republican out of AOC yet" outlet>>. – DonFusili Jul 23 '19 at 14:59
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    The original PJ Media post claimed parking lot and only changed it after being called out by Politifact. pjmedia.com/trending/aoc-weeps-over-empty-parking-lot/… – DenisS Jul 23 '19 at 15:02
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    I'd edit the post and answer with the exact pictures in the Politifact article, clearly showing the layout of the Tornillo site, but the whole question is obviously meant to have just a few more search hits on Politifact and misrepresent. – DonFusili Jul 23 '19 at 15:04
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    I'm not even sure what else we could type up in an answer. It's obvious that it is not a parking lot. The Politifact article clearly outlines that it's the road and fence surrounding the camp, and that this was the closest they as protesters could get. You can also see in the photo provided that all five protestors are looking to their left, and not straight forward, which would be towards the facility. – DenisS Jul 23 '19 at 15:11

The road is not empty. The road faces a deportation camp which was the subject of the protest in which Ocasio-Cortez participated. From the Politifact article:

Demonstrators weren’t allowed to pass the fence on June 24, Aguirre and Lisa Krantz, a photographer for the San Antonio Express-News, independently told PolitiFact.

"I was there, and it was not an empty parking lot," Krantz said. "It was where the Tornillo camp was set up. There was a large demonstration outside that fence and that camp. The congressmen went inside for a tour."

You can confirm this for yourself by looking at these copyrighted photos:

  1. Protesters in front of the fence. The Homeland Security logo is visible on an adjacent wall.
  2. Ocasio-Cortez at the same fence. The wall with the Homeland Security logo is over her right shoulder.
  3. View of the deportation camp behind the same fence. You can also see another photo of Ocasio-Cortez at the fence, which shows the wall.
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