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In media news today, a Slate journalist allegedly sent a draft of a story to Fusion GPS about a possible link between Trump and a Russian bank, media pundits get mocked for trying to make news out of ‘dud’ Capitol Hill rally, and the New York Times comes under fire for describing Iranian nuclear scientist as a ‘lover of poetry’
CNN hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo argued last week about the efficacy of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-N.Y., dress stunt at the Met Gala.
On their podcast “The Handoff,” Lemon gushed that Ocasio-Cortez’s attention-grabbing “Tax The Rich” dress was “perfect” for her message.
“And what she did was perfect. She went into the rich people’s houses. You don’t get any richer and more celebrity and elite, if you want to use that term, than the Met Ball. And in New York City with every big celebrity in the most outrageous outfits. And there she is, someone who promotes taxing the rich every single day, walks in with a dress that says ‘Tax the Rich.’ That’s exactly what you’d expect,” Lemon said.
Although the anchors disagreed on the efficacy of AOC’s dress, both men agreed that her influence remains mostly in the media rather than policy.
“Her influences are AstroTurf. I think it’s mostly in the media,” Lemon said.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has so far faced two ethics complaints over her appearance at the Met Gala.
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