'How Dare She Attack the Press!': The Five on Ocasio-Cortez Calling Politico Story 'Birdcage Lining'
Greg Gutfeld and the panel on "The Five" reacted to newly-elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) slamming Politico for alleged fake news reporting.
Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist who upset a top Democrat in Queens and The Bronx, took to Twitter to claim a story "has not a single name or verifiable source" and called it "birdcage lining."
The story reported that Ocasio-Cortez is scheming to unseat fellow New York City liberal Democrat Rep. Hakeem Jeffries.
Jeffries will assume the role of Democratic Caucus chair -- which Ocasio-Cortez' predecessor Joseph Crowley held.
He is also somewhat of a neighbor of hers, representing nearby East New York, Brooklyn and Howard Beach, Queens.
Jeffries reportedly angered the left-wing group "Justice Democrats" for taking too much corporate money, an endeavor Ocasio-Cortez has railed against.
"I am awaiting the media outrage," Gutfeld said. "How dare she attack the press, isn't she putting reporters in harm's way?"
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Trump critics in the media have used that argument to fight back against the president's icy relationship with them.
Jason Chaffetz added that Ocasio-Cortez "comes off as very Trumpian" and that the sparring with Politico is just another example of her "literally engaging everything."
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