Steve Cohen ‘Condescending’ and ‘Despicable’ to Conservative Female Columnist

Only days after he scolded Republicans for supposedly mistreating women, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, insulted a conservative female Boston Herald columnist at a subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C.

That columnist, Adriana Cohen, apparently of no relation to the Tennessee congressman, came to discuss how social media censors conservatives, including her popular column.

In a new article, Adriana Cohen described Steve Cohen as putting on “a condescending, despicable display” as she testified.

“Cohen kicked off his opening statement trashing the president, saying the hearing was a huge waste of time, while accusing conservatives of ‘making a fetish out their own supposed victimhood,’” Adriana Cohen wrote.

No one in Steve Cohen’s office returned a request for comment Tuesday.

“Voters know full well that if any Democratic-favored special interest group was being wrongfully discriminated against by an American company, liberal lawmakers would be screaming from the rooftops,” Adriana Cohen wrote.

“But since social media censorship is squarely impacting Trump supporters, Democrat lawmakers — many who receive hefty donations from Silicon Valley — don’t give a hoot. Why would they bite the hand that feeds them?”

Powerful tech companies, she went on to say, meddle in elections by allowing Democrats to connect with millions of voters and shape public opinion.

While doing so, they deny the same opportunities to many conservatives, Adriana Cohen said.

Adriana Cohen testified her column is often the No. 1 most read piece on the Herald’s website. She also said Twitter followers don’t see the columns because Twitter censors them — despite her having more than 16,000 Twitter followers, she said.

As The Daily Caller reported this summer, a Vice News investigation revealed Twitter hid several prominent Republicans from its search bar.

“Those affected included four House Republicans: Rep. Devin Nunes of California, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mark Meadows of North Carolina,” according to The Daily Caller.

“All four are members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Democrats weren’t affected in the same way, Vice found.”

As The Tennessee Star reported this week, the Brett Kavanaugh hearings prompted Steve Cohen to take to the floor of the House of Representatives to deliver a fiery speech against Republicans.

“The two most pressing issues that will be heard are the #MeToo Movement and respect for women,” Cohen said.

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]





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