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General News    H4'ed 5/29/19

Ocasio-Cortez smeared as 'enemy of freedom' in video shown at Fresno baseball game; Team Apologizes

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Fresno Grizzlies Apologize To Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez For 'Misleading And Offensive' Tribute V A Central California minor league baseball team is apologizing after a video played during a game appeared to equate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as an .
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Ocasio-Cortez was smeared as an “enemy of freedom” in a video shown at Fresno Grizzlies games depicting Reagan’s 1st inaugural address photos citing Ocasio-Cortez, Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro as “enemies of freedom.” Reagan says “as for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries; they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people." Grizzlies apologized: “A pre-produced video from outside our front office was selected, ended with offensive editing that was not our intent and certainly not our opinion.”  Team spokesman told the Post that the staff member responsible for the video was “remorseful.” Ocasio-Cortez's spokesman declined to comment on the incident. The 29-year-old New York City congresswoman has been a favorite target of far-right extremists and has required security because of frequent death threats.

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