Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) ate it last week. No, it wasn’t about the Green New Deal, which is a recipe for economic disaster; it was a poorly executed counterattack against…the media. Yep, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is running for the Democratic nomination in 2020, so your whole life goes under the microscope. Y’all know the drill. It so happens that she had quite the legal career as well, charging $675/hour and worked on over 50 legal cases. CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski simply tweeted about this dot on Warren’s resume, which AOC thought was an attack, pulled the trigger, but got face-full of buckshot instead. You see—the article was written by two female reporters from The Washington Post; Kaczynski didn’t even write it. AOC thought his comment about it on Twitter was sexist. Daily Wire has more:
Kaczynski did not write the article (which AOC apparently did not read), but two female reporters from The Washington Post did. And while the piece was rather pointless, it wasn’t an attack on Warren, though Ocasio-Cortez is usually the one vilifying folks for making big money.
“Sen. Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters during her career as a professor at Ivy League law schools, charging as much as $675 an hour to advise a variety of clients, from people with asbestos disease to a corporation facing possible liability over ruptured breast implants,” said The Washinton Post article shared by Kaczynski.
"While teaching, Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters, charging as much as $675 an hour,” the CNN reporter captioned his post.
BREAKING NEWS: Lady Had A Job, Got Paid More Than Me,” wrote an angry AOC. “Nice work.”
“Now do the amount of Wall Street, Big Pharma, & Fossil Fuel presidential candidates accepted over their careers & how much they’re taking now,” she added, again implying it was Kaczynski’s “sexist” scoop when he didn’t even write the report.
While teaching, Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters, charging as much as $675 an hour https://t.co/rmnH8wzt1O— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) May 23, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Lady Had A Job, Got Paid More Than Me— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 23, 2019
Nice work. Now do the amount of Wall Street, Big Pharma, & Fossil Fuel ?? presidential candidates accepted over their careers & how much they’re taking now. https://t.co/PI7xh1eQOE
Guys, just click the link. It's not hard. pic.twitter.com/45UDZy7RNw— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) May 23, 2019
He didn’t write the article. 2 WaPo women reporters did & the article does everything it can to flatteringly portray her work on Chapter 11 bankruptcy creditor committees. There is, literally, no attack in the entire piece.— Matthew Cowart (@mcowartlaw) May 23, 2019
Many others noted how the piece in The Post wasn’t really an attack at all, so talk about misdirected hostility. Frankly, given the Democrats’ ever-evolving rules, does AOC even have the…temperament to be a Congresswoman? I’m being sarcastic of course. But talk about a rather embarrassing rake-stepping episode. Also, isn’t it undemocratic to attack members of the media? I’ve heard that from somewhere too.