In what proves to be a sexist position, the venerable New York Times has reduced shapely democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to little more than an object of desire in an op-ed intended to target Fox News.
The piece suggests that males who work at Fox News are mostly obsessed with Ocasio-Cortez because they see her as the girl they could never get in high school.
“The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with,” read a tweet from the N.Y. Times Opinion Twitter account.
The men at Fox News have a sickly obsession with AOC, partly because they resent her cleverness, charisma and moral vitality, but mostly because they suspect that in high school she was one of those girls they had no hope of getting a date with https://t.co/8yQIsADgXM
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) April 28, 2019
The tweet may represent some serious projecting, betraying the lust someone on The Times Opinion staff has for the freshman Democrat from New York, a young, 29-year-old hard-left ideologue wrapped in a pretty package.
Either that, or it’s a clever campaign to distract from the Bronx Bolshevik’s extremist views on matters. Views widely seen on the right as destructive to the best interests of the nation, if not downright dangerous.
Reporters and pundits weighed in heavily:
This is quite sexist, actually. @AOC has a mind and ideas that men can have a problem with. You just “mostly” reduced her to an object. You NYT Opinion folks are really on a hateful roll lately, eh? https://t.co/XNHvsIxyEV
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) April 29, 2019
The “hateful roll” Darby referenced includes this anti-Semitic cartoon from The New York Times News Service and Syndicate, which the paper was forced to delete.
Stopping short of an apology, The Times did acknowledge the image “was offensive, and it was an error of judgment to publish it.”
Here’s a liberal sampling of other responses from Twitter:
Solid take guys, it’s probably not her extraordinary ignorance, defense of horrific ideas, and bevy of media defenders https://t.co/w6TunuSgO4
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 29, 2019
Conservatives: The Green New Deal’s socialist policies would be economic suicide.
New Yorkers: You cost us tens of thousands of jobs.
Nancy Pelosi: You are a small fringe in the party. Democrats reject socialism.
NYT Opion: yOu HaVe A sUcH a cRuSh 🤪 https://t.co/ZBNPWUyr0l
— Lauren Chen (@TheLaurenChen) April 29, 2019
Is this the considered opinion of the New York Times editorial board? Actually, it's from a 'scholar of religion and a cultural critic.' Calls Fox a 'bestial din of fricatives, gutturals, plosives and shrieks of hysterical alarm.' #writingasbadasican https://t.co/5JXm1fDpot
— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 29, 2019
Same reason they are obsessed with Hillary, she is too clever, charismatic, and moral–not to mention totally out of their league. https://t.co/jOlu3Q66h0
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) April 29, 2019
There's something off about the way a lot of progressive dudes talk about AOC and I can't put my finger on it but it looks like this: https://t.co/xFwnzgwh5R
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) April 29, 2019
Hahahaha. Yes. This is it. This is it exactly. https://t.co/LVW0jVa1iC
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) April 29, 2019
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) April 29, 2019
Oh yes, that’s it.
“Men are mean to me about my crap ideas because they can’t sleep with me”
— Sydney Watson (@SydneyLWatson) April 29, 2019
Spoken as if you had experience with hoping for the date and not having a chance. Your elegant and overstated piece seems like you threw out some words that most don’t use to show how cunning of a linguist you are. I can only assume this is a parody piece, at best.
— Joel Martino (@joelmartino1) April 29, 2019
Hahaha….man the NY Times is a real dumpster fire. Hahaha. pic.twitter.com/Wcfo8c06oi
— Baccala (@TheGreatBaccala) April 29, 2019
— Curtis Clements (@waveclem) April 29, 2019
This is what we call “projection.”
— Chase Wyatt (@WyattRiot_) April 29, 2019
when you’re so woke you explain a female politician by her sex appeal
— prop op (@ProperOpinion) April 29, 2019
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