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Whiny AOC Thinks Male Reporter Is Sexist, Disgraced After Learning Two Women Wrote Piece She Didn't Like

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I have no problem with politicians using Twitter, even in a manner in which we’re unaccustomed to politicians using social media in general.

I mean, heck, Donald Trump’s Twitter account is a brilliant way for him to work around the mainstream media.

Theoretically, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be awesome at this sort of thing.

She’s what the kids like to call “very online.” She has plenty of Twitter followers, as Nancy Pelosi has taken note of.

This should be a winning game for the New York Democrat and soi-disant socialist.

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Her reaction to a CNN reporter retweeting a Washington Post story about Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is an object lesson in why it usually isn’t.

Last week, Andrew Kaczynski, the founder and senior reporter with CNN’s KFile investigation team, retweeted the story, which revealed the Massachusetts senator and 2020 Democrat presidential candidate had billed up to $675 an hour on roughly 60 legal matters while she was a law professor at Harvard.

That’s an enormous amount of money to most people, of course, but for a lawyer with the kind of experience that Warren has, it’s not exactly unheard of.

However, the financial arrangements of every presidential candidate get scrutinized — and, as is so often the case with Warren, this represents “a far higher number than she had previously disclosed.”

This got the attention of Ocasio-Cortez, who seemed to imply the whole story was redolent of sexism.

“BREAKING NEWS: Lady Had A Job, Got Paid More Than Me,” she wrote.

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“Nice work. Now do the amount of Wall Street, Big Pharma, & Fossil Fuel [money] presidential candidates accepted over their careers & how much they’re taking now.”

The tacit assumption here is that Kaczynski had something to do with the article.

He actually didn’t — he just retweeted it. So who was responsible?

Washington Post reporters Annie Linskey and Elise Viebeck.

Well. That’s indeed awkward for Ocasio-Cortez, as the Washington Free Beacon’s Alex Griswold noted:

And this is the eventual problem. All she had to do is click on the link. She apparently didn’t.

Instead, one could reasonably interpret this as taking it out on the CNN reporter who retweeted it because he had a Y chromosome.

Incidents like this are why, no matter how “very online” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be, her tweets end up creating more derision and disgrace than discussion.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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