Sunday, February 17, 2019

Now let's not always see the same hands

It's Sunday, so it must be time for another installment of Fox News Is Scared Of Girls! Naturally, we're going to start with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, even though she's not mentioned in Sunday morning's No. 2 story (putting her in the company of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the sort of supervillain who can exemplify an issue without appearing in the text). But this week is going to include a few more Scary Girls than usual -- see Elizabeth Warren, above.

The big AOC story of the week, of course, is Amazon's decision not to plant its second headquarters in New York. Fox's feelings were still hurt on Saturday:
Is it a little strange that all of a sudden, the umbrella organization of the Amazon Washington Post has become the good guy at Fox? Well, read on. The same composite was a lead story on Friday:
And somehow Cher joined the list of the Fox faithful:

There was, of course, a bigger Ocasio-Cortez lead story on Friday:

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is facing ethics questions after revelations the freshman lawmaker's office gave her boyfriend a congressional email account.

The democratic socialist waded into the issue in response to a tweet alleging boyfriend Riley Roberts had been put on staff. The tweet included a screenshot of an official House email address. Ocasio-Cortez insisted that he was only given the email account so he could access her calendar.

Though as is often the case, the fun seems to diminish after Fox talks to someone who doesn't work for Fox:

... Asked about the arrangement, David O'Boyle, the spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, told Fox News: "From time to time, at the request of members, spouses and partners are provided House email accounts for the purposes of viewing the member’s calendar."

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez's single-handed victory over Amazon was the lead on Thursday:
As, of course, was the expected slamming:
... though you'll note that the text seems a little less definitive:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo lambasted politicians such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others over Amazon's decision to leave New York City. Opponents of the deal with the tech giant had "put their own narrow political interests above their community," he said.

"[A] small group [of] politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community -- which poll after poll showed overwhelmingly supported bringing Amazon to Long Island City -- the state's economic future and the best interests of the people of this state," Cuomo said in the statement, which did not mention Ocasio-Cortez or other lawmakers by name. "The New York State Senate has done tremendous damage. They should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity."

(And don't miss the sideswipe at Ilhan Omar; she's on the Fox list too.)

Earlier Thursday, there's sort of a standard Fox commentary, in case you've forgotten what the real threat is:

Another lead story on Wednesday:
But Ocasio-Cortez is a secondary story by afternoon, given that Rep. Omar had dared to question the (ahem) "credibility" of Elliott Abrams on issues related to Latin America:
(Enjoy it, just for the fun of seeing Fox forced to mention things like Iran-contra and El Mozote.)

Another lead story on Tuesday:

And a secondary story on Tuesday, along with a reminder that Fox hasn't forgotten its own bag of antisemitic tropes:
And that green background was there again to kick off the Week in AOC on Monday:
You could be wondering why the Murdoch products suddenly took the side of Amazon, given how vigorously the New York Post had attacked the project, its impact on the community and the ruin it threatened to bring to the New York dating scene. And indeed, by week's end, Fox had found other sources of outrage. These are from Saturday and Sunday:
And with that, another new week is upon us.

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