Six Weeks of Fox’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Obsession: ‘Totalitarian,’ ‘Ignorant,’ ‘Scary,’ and Waging a ‘War on Cows’
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Here is a (noncomprehensive) glimpse into what just six weeks of Fox News and Fox Business’ Ocasio-Cortez coverage looks like:
Week 1: Fox freaked out over Ocasio-Cortez wanting to ban children; pushed a partisan, since-debunked claim about the cost of the Green New Deal, and helped make her one of the stars of CPAC.
Week 2: Fox accused Ocasio-Cortez of being a hypocrite for using cars, relentlessly covered alleged ethics violations filed by conservative activist groups against her staff, and used her support of Rep. Ilhan Omar to accuse Democrats of having an anti-Semitism problem.
Week 3: Fox melted down when Ocasio-Cortez said Ronald Reagan used racism to stoke divisions, attempted to pit her against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to claim major divisions in the Democratic Party, and attacked her education and intelligence.
Week 4: Fox hyped a Gallup poll about Ocasio-Cortez’s national approval ratings, covered more alleged ethics violations, and attacked Time magazine for a cover featuring her.