Earlier this week, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) was caught by a reporter calling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) a “fucking bitch” after he had confronted her on the Capitol steps on issues of policing and crime. Yoho later gave a speech that New York magazine called a “terrible apology for the ages.”
On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez responded with a powerful speech on the House floor:
In her opening monologue, Laura Ingraham used Ocasio-Cortez’ speech as the first example of Democrats trying to “destroy” “the culture,” “the system,” and “the old America.” And like Special Report, Ingraham’s show censored Ocasio-Cortez’ quote of what Yoho actually said.
(The other examples in The Ingraham Angle highlight reel are also objectionable, for the record. I’m focusing on this one example given how newsworthy it was this week.)
Ingraham is signaling exactly what she thinks of using sexist slurs when it comes to people she doesn’t like. And while not surprising for Fox News, it is extremely telling.