Popular Fox News commentator and devout Republican Sean Hannity recently covered the agenda of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won the Democratic nomination for New York’s 14th District in a surprise victory against opponent Joe Crowley.
Fox News is not known for accurate reporting, yet Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic Socialist, took to Twitter to agree with Hannity’s description of her agenda.
Pretty much! pic.twitter.com/73nxk22W55
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) July 2, 2018
In keeping with Fox News tradition, Hannity represented policies like “Medicare for all,” “clean campaign finance,” and “higher education for all” as the rumblings of a socialist takeover, which made Ocasio-Cortez’s response all the more gratifying. Social media relished the Democratic nominee’s comeback.
It's funny how they showed that to scare folks, and I'm betting at least one or two Fox watchers were like "Wait… wait, no, wait… I support that… but… wait… no… what?!"
— Justin Woo (@justinwooartist) July 2, 2018
Dear Conservatives friends: Sean Hannity just broadcast this as a reason to be against Ocasio-Cortez. For the life of me, I'm trying to come up with even one reason why everything on this list isn't awesome. Help me out and let me know why you're against some of these things? pic.twitter.com/JqZ5YZDPxT
— Dominic Biondi (@DominicABiondi) June 28, 2018
Rising star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a Democrat who *checks notes* thinks ppl who live in a wealthy country shouldn't go hungry
Sean Hannity did a 'hit-piece' on her that showed off her best ideas. She is considering using this in political ads.
Have a lovely weekend, all. x pic.twitter.com/VJ8AaFllcd
— Anti-Social Media (@ASM_AntiSocial) June 30, 2018
I’d take a Socialist over a Facist like Drumpf ANY day‼️
— LCB22 (@c_lcb22) June 30, 2018
While Fox News is focused on instilling fear of Ocasio-Cortez in its viewers, her election represents, for many, a reason to hope.