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Ocasio-Cortez says Fox News airs ‘unmitigated racism’


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.

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