CNN hall monitor Brian Stelter had better make room on the couch, because apparently Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez watches a lot of Fox News as well and has noticed how the entire network refers to her as “Cortez,” likely because it sounds more Hispanic and therefore causes more anxiety to its xenophobic viewers.
At least that’s her latest complaint.
By the way: Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as “Cortez,” which I can only imagine is bc that sounds more ‘stereotypically’ Hispanic + probably incites more ‘anxiety’ for them.
My last name is not “Cortez,” just as theirs isn’t “Ingra” or “Carl” or “Hann.”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 21, 2019
Serious question: We’re putting together this website while Fox News is doing its nightly thing, so is this even true? Somebody ask Stelter; he’d know … but he might lie about it too.
You may be unsurprised to learn that this is untrue. I checked every mention of "Cortez" on the Ingraham Angle in March and didn't find @IngrahamAngle referring to @AOC as "Cortez" once. On 3/14, Rabbi Aryeh Spero said "Cortez and her quartet," but Laura never did. https://t.co/MRhGnYxQFH
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 21, 2019
Just checked @seanhannity, whom she also accuses of this ostensible hate crime. Like Laura, Hannity did not refer to @AOC as "Cortez" once in the month of March (I checked every show). She's mentioned 20x in one episode, but every time correctly.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 21, 2019
I've almost never heard them say just "Cortez", especially since you've become more prominent. These days "AOC" seems most oft used
— Adam (@adamUCF) March 21, 2019
Actually, they always say your full last name and it drives me crazy.
— Jill (@acapri74) March 21, 2019
Wrong, FOX NEWS always says your complete name. Your wrong as usual!
— Resist the new socialist of today (@ladyqdee2) March 21, 2019
— Jay K (@JayKlos) March 21, 2019
You are so desperate to be a victim. This isn’t going to help those approval numbers Cortez.
— Dope Ass Fresh Prince (@DopeAssFreshPr1) March 21, 2019
Holy shit!!! YOU'RE SO OPPRESSED!!!! ARE YOU GOING TO BE OK????
— Buff (@Killed007I) March 21, 2019
Fox should call you Ocasio. Wrong of them to call you “Cortez” if true. Off putting to Hispanics. Thanks for the advice. Hope Fox listens. https://t.co/akjnCMBnOJ
— Boomieleaks (@notwokieleaks) March 21, 2019
Good grief. Get over yourself already.
— Ted Bennett (@TedBenn70072429) March 21, 2019
Still haven't gotten past that full day without finding some way to play the victim card.
Every. Single. Day.
Grow up and give it a rest.
— Dave Engelman (@Krazy_Bhoy_Dave) March 21, 2019
Slow day, I guess. This is all you found to complain about.
— Dietrich Eiden (@dietrich_eiden) March 21, 2019
You realllllly need to get over yourself ??
— CacaPistola?? ?? (@BenBielski9) March 21, 2019
Victim card number 2758.
— Lou Rivera (@rivera_lou) March 21, 2019
The victimhood complex is strong with this one. https://t.co/jcXiV9X3YC
— Terry Ann (@terryannonline) March 21, 2019
I guess this was the excuse for fake outrage from you today?
— Alexander Godwin (@AlexanderGodw17) March 21, 2019
You get more Trumpian each day ????
— Ivan Ovalle (@IvanOvalle19) March 21, 2019
Soooooo Trumpy https://t.co/GMZf1qGfHH
— Apache Dreamsac (@NathanWurtzel) March 21, 2019
How does it feel being the leftist version of Trump?
— SheBron (@schultzstan1) March 21, 2019
When you're looking for a fight to pick and you can't think of anything. ? https://t.co/vTNCcLfOmD
— Plato's Dialogues (@Manishka78) March 21, 2019
Being so touchy about it is sure to get people to stop mocking you. https://t.co/VyzVTk2Mjp
— Anthony Bialy (@AnthonyBialy) March 21, 2019
Cortez: ‘stereotypically’ Hispanic
Ocasio: Basically the Mayflower https://t.co/mFFM9C9lwo
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) March 21, 2019
— judybeansdeux (@judybeansdeux) March 21, 2019
Could you whine a little more?
— Tygartman (@Tygartman) March 21, 2019
This is the dumbest tweet I've ever seen. https://t.co/5ougRMqFLK
— Jake B (@jakebsfv) March 21, 2019
This is really really stupid. https://t.co/q5tbJLeZ7q
— Ashley Rae Goldenberg (@Communism_Kills) March 21, 2019
There is no anxiety over you. You are a big fat nothing who can only make strawman fallacies instead of having a valid debate. pic.twitter.com/5hGUMHsmWS
— Hellhound Phoenix #IWillRise (@PhoenixTruths) March 21, 2019
Strange how every single person who questions or opposes you is a racist.
— JFH (@JeromehartlF) March 21, 2019
That's right, AOC: when in doubt, fall back on the race card.
— Matty (@Matteoyoucrazy) March 21, 2019
— hod tidigy blog (@WingThird) March 21, 2019
Rush Limbaugh says your name the best way, and with the most reverence.
Alex-ZAHNDRIA Oh-CAH-sio cor-TEZZZZZZZ https://t.co/oQ8nUz7j4u
— TMART (@KurmudgeonTMART) March 21, 2019
Good Lord, woman, what planet do you live on? Yes, that's it-the big conspiracy is to make people feel anxiety over a Hispanic sounding last name. We've got you trying to be a victim over a Hispanic name and "Beto" trying to get political capital out of his fake Hispanic name!
— Sydney Ellison (@SydneyEllison8) March 21, 2019
Ted Cruz, a Hispanic, beat Robert "Beto" O'Rourke, an Irishman.
In case you forgot.
— Some random thoughts (@someideasnstuff) March 21, 2019
All you want is attention right now. You act like you want to be a popular class president more than the leader of a state or country.
— Troy (@OwlsAndAliens) March 21, 2019
She really is just an annoying school board member who failed up. https://t.co/y46C56lDOG
— Upstate Federalist (@upstatefederlst) March 21, 2019
Let's all compromise, and have everyone call you "Evita!"
— John Zmirak (@JZmirak) March 21, 2019
Peoples’ names are more often than not destroyed, with no intention of offense… yet here you are. Bet your patrons at the bar called you Alex, and you were 100% fine with that.
Who hurt you, Alex?
— malbec ? (@TheMalbecCowboy) March 21, 2019
We thought she used to go by Sandy back in the barrios of Westchester.
ICYMI ==> Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff has some clapbacks for those trying to ‘disprove her https://t.co/mjFmPqCNuy
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 15, 2019