Ocasio-Cortez Says Fox News Airs ‘Unmitigated Racism’
After Fox News' Tucker Carlson aired a segment describing her congressional district as "filled with garbage," U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the network for airing "unmitigated racism" with no accountability.
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NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Fox News’ Tucker Carlson aired a segment describing her congressional district as “filled with garbage,” U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized the network on Wednesday for airing “unmitigated racism” with no accountability. She tweeted Wednesday that describing immigrants as dirty is a “lazy, tired, racist trope.” The liberal New York Democrat’s popularity has made her a frequent target of Fox News Channel’s opinion hosts. Carlson, in particular, has targeted…