On 2 January 2019, “some anonymous dummy,” per New York magazine reporting, shared a 30-second clip of then-U.S. Rep-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing barefoot on a rooftop.1 “Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is,” the account AnonymousQ1776 tweeted.2 The leak was timed, but not timely; the freshly elected Democratic Congresswoman representing New York’s 14th district would be sworn in to her post the next day and she was, without a hitch. If she or her district was embarrassed by this heavily viewed compilation of her shuffling and shimmying in broad daylight, that could hardly be ascertained from evidence of...

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