Official Congressional photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (Photo credit: U.S. House of Representatives)

AOC: NYT Uses ‘Glamour Shot’ of Hope Hicks Compared to ‘Menacing Photos’ Posted of People of Color Who Are Victims

The New York Times published a story about how Trump’s former communications director Hope Hicks might respond to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s (D-N.Y.) recent subpoena for her to testify before Congress regarding findings by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Nadler’s committee is investigating “obstruction of justice, public corruption and abuse of power by President Trump.”

The NYT posted a link to the story on Twitter with a “glamour shot” photo of Hicks, stating that she’s facing “an existential question: whether to comply with a congressional subpoena.”

If Congress is issuing a subpoena, there’s no choice in whether or not a person can comply. Why would the scenario be different for Hicks? It certainly isn’t for people of color.

That’s the point that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) made in response to Soledad O’Brien, CEO of StarfishMedia and host of “Matter of Fact,” slamming the article:

AOC also tweeted that the NYT is framing Hicks’ story like a Lifetime drama:

Many social media users agreed with AOC and Soledad O’Brien.

Twitter userDesiree Adaway, said, “The next time a Black man decides not to comply with a subpoena, I want @nytimes to do an f*****g glamour shot piece on him that highlights his existential angst.”

Her statement has been retweeted more than 16,000 times and liked more than 70,000 times.

 

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