Ocasio-Cortez backs boycott of New York Post over cover attacking Ilhan Omar ,
While President Trump repeatedly attacks the New York Times and other purveyors of “fake news,” New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is targeting her own media foe: the New York Post.
New York congresswoman explained why she is endorsing a boycott of the paper organized by local Yemeni-American bodega owners, calling the Post’s attack on her friend Rep. Ilhan Omar “beyond the pale.”
“It can be annoying or agitating, but I didn’t call for this when they were going after me,” Ocasio-Cortez said about the Post’s coverage of her record in Congress.
Rather, she says she was motivated by the paper’s front page cover last week highlighting Omar’s controversial
Reference to the Sept. 11 terror attack as a case of “somebody did something.“‘Here’s your something,’” screamed the Post’s front page cover over a photograph of the Twin Towers in flames on 9/11.
That “was just beyond the pale, you know?” Ocasio-Cortez said on “Skullduggery.” “There’s aggressive politics. There’s people that won’t be fair to you and things like that, and I understand that that’s part of the field that comes with it. But, you know, I think that this is unacceptable.”
“And also I think it is important to, to assert that I didn’t call for a boycott of the New York Post,” she said. “What I’m, I’m amplifying, I’m amplifying organizing that’s happening on the ground, and I, I do think that there’s a substantive difference between the two.”
Asked on Skullduggery if that tweet wasn’t “implicitly” endorsing the Post boycott, Ocasio-Cortez responded: “I endorse it. I do endorse it.”
Ocasio-Cortez said her gesture was more of a show of support for those who were organizing the boycott.