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‘Sit the f**k down’: Fox News’ Emily Compagno handles critic who tried to demean her like a boss

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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,” 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.


Really, bro?

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):

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)

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?

Vivek Saxena


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