To our readers:
After more than two and a half years of watching and listening to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) cosplay as a professional celeb and fashion icon moonlighting as a serious politician, we have decided we won't report on her antics as part of the Washington Free Beacon‘s political coverage.
Instead, we will continue to cover AOC's parking habits and other aspects of her social life as part of our Entertainment, Fashion, Fantasy, and Young Adult sections. Our reason is simple: AOC's seat in Congress is a sideshow. We won't take the bait by pretending otherwise in an effort to appear "objective."
Like many of her Democratic colleagues elected during the Trump era, AOC is less interested in representing her constituents as a legislator than she is in relishing the trappings of power and celebrity. She just wants to be photographed wearing a "Tax the Rich" dress at the Met Gala, whereas Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) just wants to sleep with consultants and break up other people's marriages, and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.) just wants to abuse her subordinates.
Perhaps former president Barack Obama is to blame. His actions in recent years have sent a clear message to younger generations that being a politician is only worthwhile as a means to accumulate wealth and hang out with famous people. It's a lesson AOC has taken to heart, which is why the Free Beacon will continue to cover her exploits as a content creator, cover girl, social media influencer, vehicular scofflaw, anti-masker, and person who wears clothes to parties—just not as a politician.
The Washington Free Beacon staff