Laura Ingraham: Ocasio-Cortez Takes Advantage of “Minority Privilege”
Despite her position as a rookie congressperson, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez receives a tremendous amount of coverage on conservative media networks. This is especially true of Fox News, whose programs devote segments to Ocasio-Cortez on a nightly basis.
Last week, AOC sent out a tweet criticizing Fox News for financing Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson. Ingraham furiously fired back, saying that Ocasio-Cortez benefits from “minority privilege”.
The initial tweet from the Bronx congresswoman read, “Let’s learn about this, shall we? Many have recognized that
@FoxNews has crossed a line beyond conservatism and into outright bigotry with their financing of Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham. Tucker finances the @DailyCaller, which posted fake nudes of me.” She also shared a video produced by Vox Media.
Let’s learn about this, shall we?
Many have recognized that @FoxNews has crossed a line beyond conservatism and into outright bigotry with their financing of Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham. Tucker finances the @DailyCaller, which posted fake nudes of me.
Here’s a breakdown⬇️ https://t.co/nnajlpIcML
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 10, 2019
Ingraham, who has been accused of racism on multiple occasions, responded to the post on her podcast. She claimed, “So, when you can’t debate a point, you throw back ‘white privilege, you can’t understand,’ and then there’s nowhere for that person to go. You shut down debate. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying that little trick on Tucker Carlson and me.”
The conservative commentator took the stance that any response to Ocasio-Cortez’s criticism would paint her as a racist. She continued, “That’s privilege. I think Victor Davis Hanson called it ‘minority privilege’ in his piece that he just wrote, that the people who are the most protected are the people who are the first to say ‘white privilege’ because then, you can’t ever criticize them again.”
Tucker Carlson has yet to respond to Ocasio-Cortez’s criticisms.