As the national profile of freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continues to rise with her co-sponsorship of the progressive Democrats’ Green New Deal initiative, so too does the scrutiny of the Bronx-born representative’s every move by a conservative media that has anointed her as their demonic adversary du jour.
Fox News media mogul and Trump supporter Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post — a newspaper that has managed to ignore a cornucopia of hypocrisy from the Republican party — suddenly discovered that accusations of duplicity against New York City’s progressive firebrand can help them sell papers, so they touted their “exclusive report” on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s scandalous use of automobiles that rely on petroleum for their internal combustion engines on their front page — a report that also exposed the congresswoman’s rumored failure to maintain a compost pile in her kitchen.
Quite the concern-trolling save-the-trees wood pic.twitter.com/Q6ea1QgypA
— Harry Siegel (@harrysiegel) March 3, 2019
Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez found the perfect emoji to include in her tweeted response to the New York Post’s risible attempt at shaming her for living in the contemporary world.
If the House of Representatives hands out awards for snark at the end of each year, AOC has surely taken a leading position in that contest with her sarcastic nomination of The Post for the journalism world’s highest award.
Let’s hope that the congresswoman continues to wield that deadly wit in the service of progressive causes and uses it as often as possible to skewer the powers that seek to retain the massive inequality of the status quo. No wonder someone is creating a comic book featuring AOC as a superhero!