In appearing to be the new Fox Business and Fox News ‘boogeyman' replacement for former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has — unlike her predecessors — deftly handled ongoing ham-handed tactics by conservative lawmakers and media to get her to keep quiet, according to The Guardian.
Not-for-profit media watchdog Media Matters for America researched six weeks of news output by Fox News and its money-related arm, Fox Business, to arrive at the startling figure, as industry observers and pundits increasingly note the obsession with AOC by Australian media oligarch Rupert Murdoch — the owner of Fox News — even as Fox was recently outed as a tool of the Trump administration and the Republican right, according to The New York Times.
While inventing an image of AOC as a radical socialist who seeks to destroy America and the values of that nation's Constitution, Fox and Murdoch are "fighting against dignified healthcare, wages, & justice for all; and turning their firepower on the youngest Congresswoman in history to do it," tweeted the lawmaker on Friday, cited by The Guardian.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 12, 2019
By promoting ambitious forward-thinking policies including the Green New Deal, a bill to address human-induced climate-change, Ocasio-Cortez has found herself the preferred target of white conservative ire in the US — including becoming the recipient of multiple death threats, according to reports.