On Wednesday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) accused Fox News of prejudice, claiming prominent hosts like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham are intentionally saying her name incorrectly.
Rather than using her proper surname — Ocasio-Cortez — these hosts are simply calling her “Cortez,” she says. This practice, she added, is discriminatory against her Hispanic heritage.
Here’s what she wrote:
She continued, saying it’s not permissible to refer to her this way:
Finally she delved a bit deeper into her “Latinx culture”:
The only problem?
It’s not true.
Grabien News reviewed transcripts from every episode of “The Ingraham Angle” and “Hannity” in the month of March. If this were really a habit, surely it would have happened at least once in the last three weeks. Yet it hasn’t. Neither Hannity nor Ingraham referred to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez as simply “Cortez” a single time. Her name was mentioned 188 times during this time period.
On the March 14th “Ingraham Angle,” Rabbi Aryeh Spero used the words “Cortez and her quartet,” referring to other freshman, progressive congressmen. However, Ingraham never referred to her as such.
In one episode of “Hannity,” self-described AOC is mentioned 20 times; yet every time the host and his guests use her correct, full name.
We’ve reached out to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to see if she has any examples to back up her accusation. We have not heard back, but will update this piece should a response be forthcoming.