Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Answers Critics With ‘Watchmen’ Quote

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went after Fox News Wednesday evening, taking the network to task over what she said were repeated instances of mispronouncing her name.“Fox News likes to say my name (incorrectly) as ‘Cortez,’ which I can only imagine is bc that sounds more ‘stereotypically’ Hispanic + probably incites more ‘anxiety’ for them,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a tweet. “My last name is not “Cortez,” just as theirs isn’t “Ingra” or “Carl” or “Hann.”“My last name is Ocasio-Cortez. Full stop. That’s my name. No, you can’t say ‘Cortez.’ I’ve never used that in my life. ‘Cortez’ is referring to someone else. Even if they’re trying to be rude + wrong, my dad’s last name was Ocasio anyway,” she continued.Also Read: Fox Entertainment Shows Off 'Fresh Start' in Promo After Sell-Off to Disney (Video)“For the curious, in Latinx culture children take *both* their parents’ names. It’s not a ‘progressive, new thing.’ It’s just how some names work. PR hyphenates, others mark differently. Your last name = the families that came together to make you. AOC is also fine though.”The tweets from AOC were inspired by a segment on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday evening when regular guest Joe diGenova mocked Ocasio-Cortez’s way of speaking.Also Read: 'Fox & Friends' Fires Back at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 'Be Quiet, Come Back When You Grow Up' (Video)“She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez,” he said misstating her name while employing an exaggerated accent. “I assume she’s going to love that when I do that,” he added with Ingraham laughing along.The incident was the latest sparring between the network and AOC. Skirmishes between the two have now become a near daily occurrence in some form or another. In the past channel luminaries like Brit Hume have disparaged her as “like a five-year-old” while frequent guest Ed Rollins attacked her plans to return to pre-Reagan tax rates by calling her “a little girl.”Reps for both Fox News and the Congresswoman did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap over the latest kerfuffle.Read original story Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Fox News for Mispronouncing Her Name At TheWrap

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Twitter game has scored major points with the fanboy crowd, as she has responded to her critics with a quote from Alan Moore’s fabled “Watchmen.”

Responding to a story which published Friday in Politico about the House Democratic Caucus hoping to rein her in, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with YOU. You’re locked up in here with ME.”


To quote Alan Moore: “None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with YOU. You're locked up in here with ME.” ???? https://t.co/8TCmKNJlkD

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 11, 2019


The iconic quote was spoken by the character Rorschach in both the “Watchmen” comic and the 2009 film adaptation. Rorschach utters the line as he retaliates against the inmates in the prison after he was incarcerated following his arrest in the story. According to Heroic Hollywood, Rorschach is probably the most politically-charged character out of the entire comic and he bares similar parallels with the congresswoman.

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Ocasio-Cortez’s army of followers makes AOC (as she is commonly known) an imposing adversary on the platform for all but the largest accounts. Her reach on Twitter — replete with journalists, looking for content — has made her one of the most written about members in Congress.

“That’s it, Alexandria you’re in the club!” “Breakfast Club” veteran Molly Ringwald said in a tweet after a video went viral last week of a high-school age Ocasio-Cortez performing moves from the iconic film. Fellow “Breakfast” veteran Ally Sheedy agreed.

“I LOVE THIS #TeamAOC,” she said.

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