Fox News anchor, Laura Ingraham, criticized Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), The youngest woman elected in the US Congress. UU., While complaining about the "privilege of minorities."
On Thursday's episode of "The Laura Ingraham Show Podcast," Fox News presenter primetime said Ocasio-Cortez was "continuing [an] The effort to defeat everything on the ground as a racist crime. "
"Then, when you can not debate a point, you return – white privilege – you can not understand, and then there's nowhere to go, that person closes the debate," he said. "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying out that little trick for Tucker Carlson and me."
"You do not know me, do not judge me, my authentic self has the right to speak and earn a living as your authentic self, whatever it may be: Progressive, Marxist, socialist, whatever you want to call it," Ingraham said, referring to the congresswoman New York.
"But, you see: they are so eager to take away the rights of other people, as they claim to be the most tolerant people on the face of the planet," he continued.
Ingraham's statement came after the first-year congresswoman criticized Fox News for funding Ingraham and his colleague Tucker Carlson.
"Let's learn about this, okay?" the 29-year-old democrat socialist tweet began: "Many have acknowledged that @FoxNews has crossed a line beyond conservatism and has become an absolute fanatic with its funding from Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham." Tucker funds the @DailyCaller, which published false bads of me. " . "
On Thursday, Ingraham responded to the Ocasio-Cortez tweet and urged the Democratic Socialist not to judge her. Then he asked about "the privilege of being a protected member of a clbad that you can never criticize, so they do not call you a racist?"
"That's a privilege," Ingraham added. "I think Victor Davis Hanson called it a 'minority privilege' in his article he just wrote: that the people who are most protected are the people who are the first to say 'white privilege'. Because, then, you can not criticize them anymore. "
On the other hand, Fox News rejected Ocasio-Cortez's claim that Carlson financed "The Daily Caller." "Tucker Carlson does not fund The Daily Caller in any way, nor does it have any role in its editorial operations," a spokesperson for The Network told Salon. "She would have known if she had bothered to check."
Carlson co-founded "The Daily Caller" in 2010 with Neil Patel, a former policy adviser to Vice President Cheney. He retired as editor in chief of the outlet in 2016 when he joined Fox News' prime-time lineup. At that time, he said he would keep a property stake.
Ocasio-Cortez, who was sworn in by the House of Representatives in November when the Democrats regained control of the lower house, has caught the attention of Americans of all political persuasions and, along the way, has become an almost constant attacks of the Republican Party. And smears So far, however, Ocasio-Cortez seems to be winning the game of conservative shame by refusing to play, wrote my colleague Erin Keane.
Still, the first-year congresswoman's vote to back primary challengers against party headlinesThe demand of her supporters for her to have a powerful seat on the House of Representatives committee and her opposition to the package of Democratic rules during her first days in office emerged as a source of tension on the Capitol. More recently, Ocasio-Cortez promoted a group that recruits the main rivals of Democratic incumbents that he believes are too moderate, a rare move for a sitting member of Congress.
"This country has only been improved forever by groups of people who were willing to risk everything for a better future," said Ocasio-Cortez in a video published by Justice Democrats, the progressive group that helped elect her. "It did not happen when people played it safe, it happened when people risked their whole lives because they understood that it's not just about us."
"This is about generations to come," he said. "We have to give everything we have."