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Emily Compagno, a licensed attorney with prior experience working as a defense lawyer, interning on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and serving as a federal attorney at the Social Security Administration, is more than just a pretty face.
While this ought to be obvious to anyone with an IQ higher than that of a gnat, such facts tend to be dismissed by Fox News’ critics, and this in particular matters because Compagno frequently appears on FNC as a contributor.
Now flash back to Wednesday, when the judge presiding over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s legal case issued three stunning orders that have garnered criticism from everybody from law professor Jonathan Turley to FNC host Judge Jeanine Pirro, another pretty face with decades of high-level legal experience.
Responding to Judge Emmet Sullivan’s orders, Compagno posted the following tweet:
Regardless of party this should horrify you. A judge resisting the prosecutorial conclusion a crime was manufactured, the interrogation “unjustified” & “untethered” to something lawful-for what gain?
WE pay his salary.
My world is criminal “justice” & I assure you- this isn’t it. https://t.co/TbdN18m2kF
— Emily Compagno (@EmilyCompagno) May 13, 2020
“Regardless of party this should horrify you,” she wrote. “A judge resisting the prosecutorial conclusion a crime was manufactured, the interrogation ‘unjustified’ & ‘untethered’ to something lawful-for what gain? WE pay his salary.”
She added: “My world is criminal ‘justice’ & I assure you- this isn’t it.”
Her world is indeed criminal justice — and more-so justice overall.
Yet a critic immediately jumped at the opportunity to demean her by posting a tweet claiming her status as a “#FoxOpinion” contributor belies her assertion.
Your world is criminal justice? Please you work for #FoxOpinion.
— tim martineau (@timmartineau3) May 14, 2020
As seen by the numbers below the tweet above, his trollish tweet triggered an intense backlash, with at least 1,300 Americans fighting back with criticism.
Yet none of their criticism — NONE — appeared to be as stinging and caustic as the criticism Compagno herself chose to aim his way.
Look (*Language warning):
Actually, Tim, I’m in my 13th year of practice- criminal defense & a former GS14 rank as an Acting Director in a top-10 Federal Agency. I’ve spent more hours in prisons & within this system than you can imagine – so why don’t you sit the fuck down & let the adults talk. https://t.co/lDAHT0vxfp
— Emily Compagno (@EmilyCompagno) May 14, 2020
That had to hurt.
She almost seemed prepared, which would make sense given that the women of Fox News — and, in fact, all conservative women — face a constant barrage of insults regarding their intelligence and their looks, the most common being that they’re only famous and respected because of their looks, not their intelligence.
It’s a common trope that persists despite the left’s hypocritical calls for women’s empowerment.
“Spewing vitriol at conservative women is sport in the elite media, Hollywood, academia and the leftist cocktail party circuit,” Amy Cooke, the executive vice president of the Independence Institute, a Denver-based free market think tank, said in 2018 to The Washington Times.
Michelle Balch Lyng, the CEO and president of Novitas Communications, concurred, and as evidence, she pointed to the left’s treatment of former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley.
“Haley is a great role model for young women and, frankly, all women, unless you believe that women, in order to be valued, must subscribe to a specific viewpoint,” she said.
“The left would never tolerate the same abuse of a liberal woman, nor should they, but they also should never tolerate this treatment when it’s directed at conservative women.”
And yet: (**Language warning)
I’m endlessly amazed by the left-wing women who spend their time tweeting at conservative women calling them slut/whore/bitch/trash (or worse). Belching up hate at any woman who isn’t splashing around in their political kiddie pool. Maybe they’re bots but bots have bigger souls.
— Dagen McDowell (@dagenmcdowell) October 14, 2019
And no upstanding liberal woman should be subjected to the hate-hurling and name-calling I also see on social media.
— Dagen McDowell (@dagenmcdowell) October 14, 2019
To be fair, a higher proportion of men than women report online abuse, according to a survey conducted in 2016 by the digital security firm Norton. The difference is there’s no outcry about abuse against men — but there is left-wing outrage over abuse against women, but only women of a certain ideological bent. And that’s the problem.
None of this is to say the tweet directed at Compagno was abusive or sexist. It was simply dumb and trollish. Compagno’s reply, on the other hand, was pure savage.
Ain’t that right, America?
That was a politely savage take down. I’d say it’s going to leave a mark, but his 22 followers probably don’t care. Stick to ad-lib’ing the lyrics to Beatles songs Timmy. Ouch!
— 🇺🇸💯Hunter MAGA💯🇺🇸 (@HunterSprinkle1) May 14, 2020
Dude she destroyed you. Enjoy the fetal position.
— Sean (@SeanHns) May 14, 2020
Compagno just destroyed you
Get your facts straight before you poke a tiger
— Damian Woods (@thedamianwoods) May 14, 2020
Emily destroyed you! pic.twitter.com/YkF9CTTNlP
— Tim Kennedy 😷 (@tknndy) May 14, 2020
She destroyed you pic.twitter.com/Jf5BWpuuuT
— Deplorable one (@ProundA) May 14, 2020
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