By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is criticizing Fox News for airing what she calls unmitigated racism with no accountability.
She tweeted Wednesday after a segment by Fox’s Tucker Carlson described her New York City congressional district as “filled with garbage,” and wondered how she squared this with an image as an environmentalist.
Ocasio-Cortez says that describing immigrants as dirty is a lazy, tired, racist trope.
She says she goes back and forth over whether to appear on Fox, but doesn’t because she knows that ad revenue supports a program like Carlson’s. Fox News had no immediate response to the congresswoman’s tweets.