Laura Ingraham and Her Guest Mocked the Way Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pronounces Her Last Name, and AOC Just Made Them Regret It

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Since immediately after her election last summer, Fox News has frequently targeted freshman Democratic Congresswoman of New York Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with misinformation about her platforms and taunts about everything from her heritage to her qualifications.

The network continued the effort when far-right Ingraham Angle host Laura Ingraham and her guest, lawyer Joe diGenova, mocked Ocasio-Cortez's pronunciation of her last name.

Watch below:

Ingraham said:

"You've noticed that when she introduces herself, she takes on that Obama, y'know, Obama put on accents."

"She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ’Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez,'” diGenova mocked.

A proud Puerto Rican representing a mostly Latin and African-American district, Ocasio-Cortez pronounces her name correctly, which she pointed out to Ingraham in a series of tweets responding to the segment.

The Congresswoman then began elaborating on her name and the culture it reflects.

The internet soon began applauding.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Fox News hosts and commentators have exhibited similar behavior with other members of Congress.

Like referring to Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) as Palestinian, despite the Congresswoman immigrating from Somalia as a child.

Then again, Fox News—especially Laura Ingraham—isn't known for its credibility.

And yet, Fox News remains the most watched cable news network, despite 59% of statements made on the network ranging from mostly to blatantly false.


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