Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) lectured a male reporter this week and implied he was sexist over a story that he did not write, but merely shared.
On Thursday, CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski shared a story from the Washington Post that detailed Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s legal work while teaching at Ivy-League schools. According to the report, Warren charged clients as much as $675 per hour.
In his tweet, Kaczynski only summarized the story’s main thesis, but did not offer additional commentary or analysis.
However, that did not stop Ocasio-Cortez — and thousands of others, for that matter — from criticizing Kaczynski has if he had criticized Warren or actually written the story himself.
“BREAKING NEWS: Lady Had A Job, Got Paid More Than Me,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
“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, implying that Kaczynski’s tweet was somehow sexist.
What’s the problem with AOC’s criticism?
As Alex Griswold of the Washington Free Beacon quickly pointed out, Ocasio-Cortez’s criticism toward Kaczynski is unfounded because the CNN reporter did not write the Warren story.
In fact, two women, both Washington Post reporters, wrote the story: Annie Linskey and Elise Viebeck.