Sometimes, people tweet about things of which they’re wholly aware. Other times, things such as AOC’s recent response to a Washington Post article occur.
Two female Post reporters penned an article referencing Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s big paydays as an attorney. That’s right up AOC’s alley — she’s anti-white privilege.
In part, the article noted the following:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters during her career as a professor at Ivy League law schools, charging as much as $675 an hour to advise a variety of clients, from people with asbestos disease to a corporation facing possible liability over ruptured breast implants.
Male CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski tweeted it:
Not taking time to review the article, Alexandria attacked it. Her additional target: manpowered malevolence.
Sidelining her solidarity in opposition to the rich, she fought the power of the patriarchy. He tweet seems to suggest the article was a sexist protest piece by Andrew, angry because a woman had made more than he.
BREAKING NEWS: Lady Had A Job, Got Paid More Than Me
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. https://t.co/PI7xh1eQOE
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 23, 2019
People made fun, including The Washington Free Beacon’s Alex Griswold:
Some suggested Alexandria was sexist for defending a woman over something the Green New Dealer’s previously railed against:
Is Elizabeth Warren a smart, hard-working woman who deserves to be compensated at 80X the minimum wage, or is she an exploitative wage-thieving capitalist? Did she pay her “fair share” of taxes, or no?
Why defend Warren here while calling most other high-earners monsters? pic.twitter.com/Pvdtm7E7pp
— Boomieleaks (@Boomieleaks) May 23, 2019
Matthew Cowart pointed out that the article was penned, not by a rooster, but two hens:
He didn’t write the article. 2 WaPo women reporters did & the article does everything it can to flatteringly portray her work on Chapter 11 bankruptcy creditor committees. There is, literally, no attack in the entire piece.
— Matthew Cowart (@mcowartlaw) May 23, 2019
Alexandria’s really put herself out there, and the pundits are hovering — even those making less than privileged Elizabeth Warren. And those who are less privileged than Rep. Ocasio-Cortez.
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