By Kasia Anderson
Source: Read full article at Truthdig
By now, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has gone through more full-on political attacks than President Trump has gone through cabinet members and White House staffers.
The constant abuse of power by the Murdochian media complex comes as no surprise, given Fox News’ total commitment to making sure their audience sees Ocasio-Cortez and her peers — specifically, Congressional “Squad”-mates Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley — as the socialist enemies of (white) America that President Trump insists they are. But a perhaps more remarkable, or at least more subtle, kind of critique came Wednesday from one of the nerve centers of center-left media in the form of Catie Edmonson’s New York Times story, “How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Learned to Play by Washington’s Rules.”
Starting with that authoritative headline, which begs the question of who was doing the teaching, Edmonson’s piece reads like the disciplinary tool disguised as a straight report that it is. We learn that AOC — pictured above the text in a thoughtful, reserved pose, hands folded, eyes fixed on a distant horizon — arrived on Capitol Hill as “a Bronx firebrand”…