Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly-elected Democrat Socialist and recently-dubbed “pompous little twit” who uses Twitter on a pace to rival Donald Trump, had a tweet out this week celebrating her appearance on the cover of April’s “Time” magazine, which she takes as an affirmation that “in an America … all things are possible” when in reality it shows that the squeaky wheel does get the grease.
Most of her tweets, however, are defensive and usually take aim at her detractors. Such were the three related tweets she posted on Wednesday, slamming Fox News Channel hosts for using a shortened form of her last name. This is actually a common practice in journalism and is done with people whose names are (1) so familiar that their pictures appear on the cover of “Time” or (2) a mouthful to say: Ocasio-Cortez is six syllables and becomes cumbersome to repeat, which is why publications on both sides of the ideological spectrum have developed the habit of using her initials.
Naturally, she assumes malice on the part of Fox and ascribes an ulterior motive for this practice.
By the way: Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as “Cortez,” which I can
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