I’m proud to report that a Washington Babylon exclusive that played a key role debunking a right-wing media smear of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got picked up by Inside Edition. The smear alleged to show AOC lounging in a bathtub with her feet exposed, but it turned out the picture was actually of Sydney Leathers, Washington Babylon‘s Senior Contributing Writer and the author of our exclusive. Inside Edition generously noted Sydney’s role with our publication.
Below is the bogus picture and below that is Sydney’s hilarious pinned tweet on her Twitter feed, which everyone should follow. She’s one of the most interesting, smart and charming people I know. (OK, the fact that she’s hot doesn’t hurt, but that’s not why I like her so much.)
Here’s an excerpt of the Inside Edition story. To read it all, and watch the TV segment, click here.
The Daily Caller posted it with the headline: “Here’s The Photo Some People Described as a Nude Selfie of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”The congresswoman hit back on Twitter, saying the photo was a fake.
The woman in the bathing photo scandal is actually Sydney Leathers, from the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal. Leathers, who is a fan of Ocasio-Cortez, tweeted, “hey @aoc, I’m sorry creeps are trying to pretend my pics are actually pics of you.” She also called Ocasio-Cortez a “national treasure.”