I’m so old that I remember when Democrats thought attacking the mainstream media was a serious threat to democracy.
Nah, that’s only when Trump does it, apparently.
Democrats and their cohorts on the activist left have been organizing boycotts of the New York Post over their cover image from last Thursday’s paper that ripped Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN-5) for dismissive remarks she made about 9/11 during a CAIR banquet back in late March.
Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-2) and Omar both retweeted the below tweet from a community activist in New York City:
— Dr.Debbie Almontaser (@DebbiAlmontaser) April 15, 2019
Tlaib retweeted this tweet, too:
— Fayrouz Saad (@FayrouzHere) April 15, 2019
And Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY-14) tweeted this one out Sunday:
Two years ago, Bodega owners across NYC (& cheered by neighbors)shut their shops citywide to protest Trump’s #MuslimBan.
Today, that same community is banding together to reject sales of the NY Post at bodegas citywide.
This is what real unity (& NYC solidarity) looks like ⬇️ https://t.co/mj8vtA4Pv5
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 13, 2019
Oddly enough, though, in an interview she did on Sunday afternoon she flip flopped on her endorsement of the boycott. And then flip flopped again:
“And also I think it is important to, to assert that I didn’t call for a boycott of the New York Post,” she said. “What I’m, I’m amplifying, I’m amplifying organizing that’s happening on the ground, and I, I do think that there’s a substantive difference between the two.”
Asked on Skullduggery if that tweet wasn’t “implicitly” endorsing the Post boycott, Ocasio-Cortez responded: “I endorse it. I do endorse it.”
Pressed on whether her goal was to force a change in the paper’s editorial policies or to simply hurt its bottom line, Ocasio-Cortez said her gesture was more of a show of support for those who were organizing the boycott.
“Well for me, my perspective is, my focus is actually less in endorsing it, my focus is less on the Post and [more on] the many bodega owners and building the power and solidarity of immigrant groups in New York City,” she said.
Say what? I mean, would this work for President Trump?
This formula would be great for @realDonaldTrump!
“I think it is important to assert that I didn't call for a boycott of the failing New York Times… I'm amplifying organizing that's happening on the ground, and I do think that there's a substantive difference between the two.”
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) April 17, 2019
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