Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slams Fox News and Tucker Carlson, saying she won’t appear on a network that bankrolls a ‘white supremacist sympathizer’

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Fox News and the prime-time host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday after a conservative policy analyst made comments widely perceived as racist on Carlson’s Tuesday night show.
  • Seth Barron, a project director at the conservative Manhattan Institute, told Carlson that the Bronx-Queens congressional district was “dirty” because of the “illegal aliens” who live there.
  • The 30-year-old congresswoman said she has considered appearing on Fox but hasn’t because of the “unmitigated racism” some of the network’s hosts promote “without any accountability.”
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Fox News and the prime-time host Tucker Carlson on Wednesday after a guest on Carlson’s Tuesday night show said the congresswoman’s New York district was “dirty” because of the “illegal aliens” who live there.

Seth Barron, a project director at the conservative Manhattan Institute, told Carlson that the Bronx-Queens congressional district was “occupied by relatively few American citizens” and said residents dump trash on the streets and “live in a lot of illegal spaces, like basements.”

Barron’s claims, which were widely condemned as racist, reflect Carlson’s own rhetoric, which has long focused on what he says is destruction to the US caused by immigrants living in the country illegally and others.

The 30-year-old congresswoman said she has considered appearing on Fox but hasn’t because of the “unmitigated racism” some of the network’s hosts promote “without any accountability.”

“I go back and forth on whether to go on Fox News,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “The main reason I haven’t is squaring the fact that the ad revenue from it bankrolls a white supremacist sympathizer to broadcast an hour-long production of unmitigated racism, without any accountability whatsoever.”

Fox didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.