Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is miffed at the New York Times for allegedly not doing its job as a loyal lapdog for the left, which includes always painting conservatives in the worst possible light and using photos of them taken only in mid-sneeze. The story is about former Trump aide Hope Hicks allegedly wrestling with the “existential question” of whether to comply with a House subpoena. AOC attacked the paper both for story and its photo of Hicks, which she claimed was a “glamor shot” of someone who’s “considering participating in a cover-up led by the President.”
Wow, so much wrong on so many levels. First, there is no “cover-up.” All of these officials have already given countless hours of testimony to Robert Mueller’s team, who found no crimes. And the very people who were screaming “cover-up” last week are now screaming like stuck pigs because Trump allowed the Attorney General to declassify any and all secret documents to find out what the investigators were up to.
Second, as the linked op-ed points out, the Times article is 22 paragraphs of conjecture and fake news because Hicks never talked to them about whether she was wrestling with an existential question, an alligator or anything else.
Finally, what isn’t mentioned here, but what I’m sure “Huckabee” contributor Laura Ainsworth would notice (she’s written about these hyper-consumer-driven women's magazines inexplicably pushing socialism before): One of the biggest boosters of AOC is Glamour magazine, which writes regular fawning articles about her, all illustrated with beautiful glamor shots of her, and I haven’t heard her complain yet.
Here are a couple of examples of Glamour’s hard-hitting political headlines about AOC:
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wore a Cape to the 2019 State of the Union - A Congressional Superhero” and “What Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Hoop Earrings Mean to Latina Women Like Me.” Here are a lot more, in case you want to start off your week feeling a little queasy.
The moral is that she who lives in a glass house whose walls are lined with glamor shots shouldn’t throw stones.