Ocasio-Cortez attacks sports blogger who jokingly threatened to fire employees who unionize

Ocasio-Cortez attacks sports blogger who jokingly threatened to fire employees who unionize
Dave Portnoy (Image: Fox News screen grab)

[Ed. – ‘Know yourself, know your enemy, and you shall win a hundred battles without loss.’ So goes a proverb quoted by ‘Art of War’ author Sun Tzu and often mistakenly attributed to him. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might do well to follow that advice — especially the part about knowing your enemy.]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is unlikely to accept Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy’s debate challenge over the merits of journalists unionizing, according to the media professional.

Ocasio-Cortez appeared to have no idea what the sports news website was when she responded to a stern tweet from Portnoy to his staff, the editor claimed Wednesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“I’m not cowering, I’d love to talk to her and have her debate,” he said.

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“She did use Barstool Sports … to try to raise some donations. I doubt she’s going to step to the podium.”

The back-and-forth began when Portnoy tweeted a series of anti-union messages, which included a link to a 2015 blog post in which he dared staffers to unionize so he could “smash their little union to smithereens.”

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