Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Tucker Carlson for His Dangerous “Libelous Harassment”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), called out on Saturday Fox News host Tucker Carlson for his role in spreading what the lawmaker says is dangerous “libelous harassment” on his show.

“I genuinely want to know why Tucker Carlson is allowed/paid to engage in clear, targeted, libelous harassment that endangers people and drives so many violent threats that people have to fundraise for their own safety,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.

“It’s not within the realm of political commentary, and it’s not just me,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “He regularly targets people that do not have access to resources for protection. Once he gets to fantasizing about ‘booty calls’ of women on national TV I cease to see the political value outside of incitement.”

OcasioCortez has been repeatedly attacked by far right figures like Carlson. on Friday by referring to her as a “rich, entitled white lady” and saying that it’s incorrect to refer to her as a woman of color. Ocasio-Cortez identifiesAs Puerto Rican, Latina, and Friday she responded to Carlson’s comment on Twitter by referring to him as a pendejo — a Spanish insult that means “idiot.”

Carlson also broadcast a 2018 video that Ocasio Cortez posted on social media saying that the video was “an invitation to a booty call.” Ocasio-Cortez said that the video was sexual harassment and called him a “creep.”

Ocasio-Cortez has previously called out right-wing figuresFor strange sexual fixations she had with her and other young ladies after the right posted photos Ocasio Cortez with her boyfriend. “It’s starting to get old ignoring the very obvious, strange, and deranged sexual frustrations that underpin the Republican fixation on me, women, and LGBT+ people in general,” she wrote in December.

Carlson has a history of inciting violence and harassment against figures that he disagrees, often on the left. Last year, Carlson was involved in a high-profile incident. he harassed New York Times culture reporter Taylor Lorenz in two broadcasts, calling her a “deeply unhappy narcissist” after Lorenz pleaded on TwitterStop harassing women online

Carlson repeated Lorenz’s full name repeatedly, unleashing a wave of harassment on Lorenz; after Carlson’s attacks, Lorenz posted a screenshot of an email she received threatening her saying that this type of harassment “destroy[s] lives.” Carlson’s show is the top-watchedCable news shows

Carlson’s harassment of Lorenz is a patternFor him. The Fox Host often harasses journalistsCarlson named two Maine journalists in 2020 after the deceased New York TimesHe was the subject of a story that I began to write about. One of the journalists was hacked to death, prompting someone to attempt to enter his home after Carlson had named him on air. He claimed that he and his family received thousands upon thousands of abusive and threatening email from the segment.

People who were guests on the show have also experienced harassmentHis extremist right-wing audience. Guests who have been harassed tend to be liberal or left-leaning.

Right-wing harassment seems on the rise. An earlier month, a Texas nature preserve called the National Butterfly CenterThe harassment that resulted from conspiracy theories regarding the facility and its workers led to the closure of the center. The center has been in a lawsuit with the Trump administration after the administration began destroying trees and other plants on the facility’s land without seeking permission.

Meanwhile, enjoy the weekend one person was killed and five people were woundedParticipating in a racial injustice protest Amir Locke in Portland, Oregon. Researchers have identifiedThe alleged shooter was an extremist right-winger who spoke often about killing antifascists as well as people on the left.