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Ocasio-Cortez backs boycott of New York Post over cover attacking Ilhan Omar

While President Trump repeatedly attacks the New York Times and other purveyors of “fake news,” New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is targeting her own media foe: the New York Post.

In a Sunday interview with the Yahoo News podcast “Skullduggery,” the freshman New York congresswoman explained why she is endorsing a boycott of the paper organized by local Yemeni-American bodega owners, calling the Post’s attack on her friend Rep. Ilhan Omar “beyond the pale.”

Ever since she was elected last November, the Post has relentlessly attacked Ocasio-Cortez over her progressive views and her opposition to Amazon’s plan to move its headquarters to Queens. The congresswoman dismissed the paper as a “toy” of media mogul Rupert Murdoch (whose News Corp. owns the paper as well as Fox News.) Read more

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Ocasio-Cortez backs boycott of New York Post over cover attacking Ilhan Omar