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AOC slams NY Times for ‘glamour shot’ of Hope Hicks … and makes it about skin color

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed The New York Times for a report and “glamour shot” of former Trump administration staffer Hope Hicks who could be thinking about “participating in a coverup.”

The New York Democrat called out the newspaper on Twitter for treating Hicks as the glamorous subject of a television drama instead of someone potentially “committing a crime before Congress.”

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“What gets me is news breaks that this woman is weighing committing a crime before Congress &it’s getting framed by the NYT as some Lifetime drama called ‘Hope’s Choice.,'” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Sunday, referring to the former White House communications director who was subpoenaed last week by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to testify before his Committee.

Calling her one of the “best-known but least visible” members of the White House, the Times report said Hicks faced an “existential question” about whether to obey the subpoena.

The newspaper’s characterization of the decision by Hicks on whether or not to comply was blasted by Ocasio-Cortez for apparently lacking substance.

“This is a fmr admin official considering participating in a coverup led by the President,” she tweeted. “Treat her equally.”

Liberals apparently took up the theme and lit up the newspaper, with former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien calling the photo of Hicks for the article “basically a glam shot.”

Calling out the “bias” by the liberal newspaper, O’Brien then journalists who authored the report.

“Yup. Where’s the ‘no angel’ take now?” Ocasio-Cortez chimed in, agreeing with O’Brien.

With Attorney General William Barr and former White House Counsel Don McGahn deciding not to comply with  subpoenas to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, it seemed safe to assume Hicks would do the same according to the let’s thought process.

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Liberals picked up the narrative and ran with it.

Rolling Stone writer Jamil Stone took aim at Hicks for being “white, wealthy, and connected” as a reason for her treatment.

Smith claimed that a decision by Hicks to testify would be an act of “pubic service” as he went on in several tweets slamming The Times and its portrayal of the “existential question” as “infuriating.”

Other liberals quickly grabbed a seat on the bandwagon, proving that, as usual, it will be a lose-lose situation for Hicks who will be attacked as someone who is covering up or lying for President Trump whether she testifies or not. And if she chooses to comply with the subpoena, her testimony will likely be seen as the same if she does not provide the smoking gun Democrats are after in their relentless pursuit of taking down the president.

Meanwhile, Twitter users slammed the left’s hypocrisy and Ocasio-Cortez’s behavior as “moral compass.”

Frieda Powers

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