Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) insists that the main reason she doesn’t appear on Fox News is because the network “bankrolls a white supremacist sympathizer.”
She’s calling out Tucker Carlson — host of a primetime show on weeknights that bears his name.
AOC contends that Carlson has espoused a racist ideology.
She said on Twitter, “I go back and forth on whether to go on Fox News.”
“The main reason I haven’t,” she said, “is that the ad revenue from it bankrolls a white supremacist sympathizer to broadcast an hour-long production of unmitigated racism, without any accountability whatsoever.”
AOC pointed to a segment appearance by Seth Barron, a project director at the Manhattan Institute and an associate editor of City Journal. Barron commented on how the freshman’s district was “occupied by relatively few American citizens.”
AOC responded to that statement by saying, “‘Immigrants are dirty’ is a lazy, tired, racist trope. Secondly, environmental injustice is a primary motivation as to why we introduced and wrote the Green New Deal the way we did in the first place.”
She doesn’t go on the program, in my view, because Tucker Carlson would make her look foolish in a debate — so instead, she throws out false claims and plays the race card.
When a person like this has no facts or ability to debate, she uses the race card — which is typical of the Left, in my opinion.
I go back and forth on whether to go on Fox News.
The main reason I haven’t is squaring the fact that the ad revenue from it bankrolls a white supremacist sympathizer to broadcast an hour-long production of unmitigated racism, without any accountability whatsoever. https://t.co/Yn1XZ912f7
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) December 11, 2019
Forget the race issue — that “report” was made to shame AOC for the condition of her district.
Also, one could easily go into any red state and witness an unpleasant condition of litter on the roadside, in poor neighborhoods, or in trailer parks.
So I get why they’re trying to shame her because of the New Green Deal proposal — but you could quickly turn the tables in a red district with the same shameful targeted reporting.
Fascinating how she doesn’t deny the facts — and immediately turns to race-baiting and name-calling.
It appears that AOC has little or no idea about what’s going on in her district because she’s too busy traveling around the country with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whom she’s endorsed for the 2020 Democratic primary race.
She likes to think of herself as part of the “new wave” of progressive thinkers. Yet she falls back on tired, old clichés when an intelligent answer is needed. It doesn’t seem very smart OR progressive.
A version of this piece originally appeared on WayneDupree.com; this article is used by permission.
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