[Ed. – Where would we be without experts? Ocasio-Cortez has been on the cover of Time, The Hollywood Reporter, Bloomberg, the Nation, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone. She’s been on the front page of the New York Times. Vogue did a story with an Annie Leibovitz photo spread. Yes, but Fox News… –Jeryl Bier]
Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s name is on the lips of nearly everyone at Fox News.
A study found that the New York City Democrat was mentioned 3,181 times on Fox News Channel and its sister Fox Business Network during the six-week period of Feb. 25 to April 7, or just under 76 times a day. Not a day went by when she wasn’t spoken about on Fox.
The liberal watchdog Media Matters for America, which did the research, called it an obsession and said the first term representative has become the network’s latest bogeyman, “someone for hosts and guests to demonize, knock down and refer to whenever grievances need to be aired against the Democratic Party.”
Media Matters for America did not analyze other news shows for this report. Its mission is to monitor conservative news in the U.S. media.
Fox has talked about Ocasio-Cortez’s advocacy for a Green New Deal, called her a hypocrite for using cars and has fed off her social media pronouncements. Fox’s Sean Hannity called her “the real speaker of the House,” instead of Nancy Pelosi.