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New AOC book is another level of cringe worship

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If Ocasio-Cortez’s millions of social media followers (12.8 on Twitter, 8.6 on Instagram) have not gotten enough of the young Democrat from her frequent posts, then they will soon be treated to ‘Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC,’ a book of essays on the 32-year-old that will release in February.

The work comes from editors for New York Magazine, each of whom has amazingly found their own section of this young woman’s life to obsess over, some admittedly more relevant than others.

One essay is on the “role that her beauty plays in her public perception” while another is an “analysis of her social media greatest hits.” Also included are deep-dives on the New York congresswoman’s boyfriend and her alleged “rare authenticity.”

Politicians being worshipped like celebrities has been happening for quite some time, but it’s grown increasingly bizarre in recent years. While an Al Franken or Arnold Schwarzenegger might blur the lines between celebrity and politician by jumping from one side of the fence to the other, we’ve now reached the point where you don’t need celebrity before you’re in office to get the red carpet treatment from the corporate media and a legion of mindless fans more interested in personas than policy.

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