The Sacramento Bee reports:
The Fresno Grizzlies have apologized to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a scoreboard video shown during Monday night’s doubleheader that appeared to equate her with Kim Jong-un and Fidel Castro.
The video was 3 1/2 minutes long, called a “Memorial Day Tribute – We Are Americans.” It’s mostly filled with patriotic-themed images playing behind excerpts from the first inaugural speech by President Ronald Reagan.
But at about three minutes, it shows an image of an Antifa member. Then Kim, the North Korean leader. Then Ocasio-Cortez, then Castro, the late Cuban leader. The images are seen as Reagan arrives at this point in his speech: “As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries …”
The Grizzlies are the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals. According to their front office, they are “embarrassed and unconditionally apologize” to AOC for not vetting the video before it played. The above-linked article does not name the maker of the clip.
Fresno’s Memorial Day “tribute video” showed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez between images of Kim Jong-un and Fidel Castro while the voice of late former president Ronald Regan mentioned “enemies of freedom.” https://t.co/ATXHDdGt4W
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