We knew it was bad but we didn’t know it was this bad.
Conservatives are obsessed with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. As a young, progressive, female, POC Democrat pushing for change she embodies everything they hate leading them to write insanely far-fetched takedowns and risible exposés that have included attacking her for liking a tweet and for dancing in college.
Media Matters has compiled a video montage of Fox News’ coverage of AOC over a period of six weeks and “obsessive” doesn’t begin to cover it.
According to Courtney Hagle, who compiled the montage, in a six week period Fox mentioned AOC every single day for a total of at least 3,181 times.
I documented six weeks of what Fox's obsessive coverage of @AOC looks like. Fox mentioned her at least 3,181 times in six weeks, and not a day went by where she wasn't brought up. This is just a small look into what Fox's relentless coverage looks like: pic.twitter.com/czbrYyPoWU
— Courtney Hagle (@CourtneyHagle) April 12, 2019
In a longer, more detailed piece, on the topic Hagle further documented the depths of Fox’s AOC-mania, detailing the deranged number of insults, smears, and mischaracterizations Fox peddles about AOC on a daily basis and how the news/propaganda channel even tries to tie her to events in other countries unrelated to her, from New Zealand to Venezuela.
Oh and they’ve also accused her of wanting to abolish cows.
Never one to hold back, AOC chimed in herself, sharing the video and adding that Fox’s obsession with her is really an obsession with holding back the progressive agenda.
Fox News brought me up 3,000+ times in *6 weeks.*
That’s how hard they’re fighting against dignified healthcare, wages, & justice for all; and turning their firepower on the youngest Congresswoman in history to do it.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 12, 2019
The Congresswoman’s many supporters agreed.
They are afraid of you because your ideas make sense, yet those ideas are against all of the propaganda they spread.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) April 12, 2019
Call it what it is, they are obsessed with AOC, they need you to survive!
— Robert Evans (@evansrc717) April 12, 2019
"Doesn't know very much policy wise."
"Not very smart, but with a very big mouth."
"Very sensitive…tweeting like crazy [if you mention her name]"
Amazing how Fox attacks on POC they don't like tend to perfectly describe Donald Trump. https://t.co/aI55wDHV5N
— Harrison Rothbaum (@hdrothbaum) April 12, 2019
@FoxNews you should be ashamed of all the awful things your hosts have said about @AOC. You disgust me. Not only is @AOC extreamly intelligent, she has the ideas and drive to do good for our country. https://t.co/sp6ziKigKW
— AshJean✌❤☕ (@Ashley48582769) April 12, 2019
"Six weeks of Fox's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez obsession: "Totalitarian," "ignorant," "scary," and waging a "war on cows""
If you want to see what right-wing 'intellectual' discourse looks like, listen to these talking heads and pundits from Fox News. https://t.co/tJJ47Sse37
— A red sheep (@anarkysheep) April 12, 2019
A specter is haunting Fox news: the specter of popular social democracy. https://t.co/VniA7twDEz
— Tom Philpott (@tomphilpott) April 12, 2019
The network that serves as Trump's personal propaganda machine is talking about someone else being unintelligent and being emotional on Twitter.
What a world. https://t.co/ErL9HavtVT
— Carlos Murillo (@LosMurillo126) April 12, 2019
Fellow Democrats: When y'all start in on @AOC you are doing the GOP's work. Stop, consider WHY certain info is being pushed towards you. We can criticize the sister but let's not forget that she is everything the GOP the hates and fears: Young, Gifted, a Woman, and Brown. https://t.co/kh72LwsaEQ
— Edie Spencer (@EdieS) April 12, 2019
The delicious irony is that all Fox News is doing is building up @AOC's public profile.
The more they give her airtime, the more prominent she gets. https://t.co/I0X0AfQ26L
— Jeffrey Williams (@jeffrey723) April 12, 2019
— Ged Maheux (@gedeon) April 12, 2019