Ocasio-Cortez Schools National Journal Editor For Comparing Her Criticism Of The Media To Trump’s Attacks


Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y) took a National Journal editor to the woodshed this weekend for comparing her criticism of the media to President Donald Trump’s attacks.

Trump’s attacks on the media just this past week alone is a disgusting assault on the First Amendment as he once again called the press “fake news” and the “enemy of the people” on Twitter.

No politician has unleashed attacks on the media like Trump has over these last two years, but that’s exactly what National Journal editor Josh Kraushaar accused Ocasio-Cortez of doing on Saturday after she urged CBS to assign a black reporter to help cover the 2020 Election:

The post certainly looks and sounds like legitimate constructive criticism. After all, Trump’s racism helped propel him to the White House, and it’s an important issue that should be responded to with diversity.

But Kraushaar responded to Ocasio-Cortez by unfairly comparing her criticism to Trump’s attacks, and she had no problem replying in defense of her remarks:

She has a point. Republicans threw a temper tantrum because Rep. Rashida Tlaib referred to Trump as a “motherf***er,” but have hardly condemned Rep. Steve King for defending white nationalism and white supremacy. And the media certainly didn’t cover his remarks with near the same ferocity and outrage.

The New York freshmen lawmaker then continued to educate Kraushaar:

That could have been the end of it, but Ocasio-Cortez could not stop thinking about Krausharr’s remarks and proceeded to continue schooling him on Twitter the next day, this time directly addressing the earlier comparison to Trump’s attacks on the media.

Mic. Dropped.

Ocasio-Cortez is standing up for diversity in every facet of our society, especially in the government and media where it has been sorely lacking. And Krausharr, like a lot of Republicans, just brutally learned that it’s a very bad idea to attack her for it.

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