AOC leads narrative Katie Hill was ‘victim’ of revenge porn…never would happen to a man

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Congressional Democrats and their partisan media allies have begun circling the wagons around disgraced former California Rep. Katie Hill, and leading the charge is socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

According to Ocasio-Cortez, her since-resigned colleague is the real victim, never mind the fact that Hill exploited a then-22-year-old 2018 campaign intern to allegedly satisfy her sexual urges and then dumped the devastated intern to start another affair with her current legislative director, Graham Kelly, after her term in Congress began.

What makes Hill the victim, she alleges, is the fact that Hill’s political career was derailed because of explicit photos of her and her lovers that were shared with the media by her estranged husband. The New York congresswoman claims this never happens to male members, and that this gender disparity, therefore, makes Hill a victim.

This doesn’t happen to male members in the same way — revenge porn in this respect. It’s horrific,” AOC said to Politico on Thursday. “I don’t think we’re really talking about how targeted and serious this is. We’re talking about a major crime … being committed against her.”

While she may have a point about “a major crime” being committed against Hill — so-called “revenge porn” is no laughing matter — she’s wrong about “male members.”

Two years ago, several women who’d had consensual sexual encounters with then-Texas Rep. Joe Barton publicly shared nude selfies and private social media messages that he’d sent them while he’d still been married to his second wife.

Within days of the photos and messages being leaked, newspapers and political figures alike began calling for him to either resign from his seat or not seek reelection in the 2018 midterms. He chose the latter option and is now no longer a congressman.

The same may be said of disgraced former Democrat New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who followed Hill’s future lead and resigned in 2011 after he accidentally tweeted a sexually explicit photograph of himself. When he tried to return to the world of politics two years later, those efforts fell by the wayside after a woman whom he’d exchanged photos with leaked those photos to the public.

“AOC made no reference to either porn-shamed former pol when she spoke to Politico about ‘a major crime … being committed’ against Hill,” the New York Post notes. “Neither did AOC mention that Hill admitted to being in a year-long, polyamorous, three-way ‘throuple’ with her now-estranged husband, Kenny Heslep, and a 22-year-old female campaign aide.”

The partisan mainstream media have been just as eager to portray Hill as the victim, despite all the evidence to the contrary. After she used her final House floor speech on Thursday to blame her downfall on “misogynist culture” and “gutter politics,” the media rushed to uncritically present this narrative to the public at large.

Watch:


(Source: NewsBusters)

Note how the “journalists” above used the words “victim” and “victims.”

“Hill blaming a double standard for women, vowing to fight, now for other victims, she says, after images of her private life were made public amid a bitter divorce,” ABC News’ David Muir said.

NBC’s Geoff Bennett even spoke of a double standard.

According to Amber Athey of The Daily Caller, one of the many conservative-leaning news outfits that the left hopes to ban from society, there is indeed a double standard, though not the one referenced by Hill and her allies.

“If a male congressman had a sexual relationship with a younger female staffer, he would never be considered a victim and would be instantly labeled a creep, a predator, etc.,” Athey pointed out in a tweet earlier this week.

Look:

When a shirtless photo of then-New York Rep. Chris Lee, a Republican, emerged in 2011, there was no talk about “victims” and “double standards,” according to the Media Research Center.

Nor did so many members of the media — be they “journalists,” commentators, analysts, etc. — rush to defend and even praise him.

Meanwhile, here’s how members of the media are treating Hill:

Vivek Saxena

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V. Saxena is a staff writer for BizPac Review with a decade of experience as a professional writer, and a lifetime of experience as an avid news junkie. He holds a degree in computer technology from Purdue University.
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