Asha Rangappa, a CNN analyst and Yale Law lecturer is receiving a heavy backlash from people for some really bizarre tweets of late, including doxxing a journalism intern.
It all started when CNN’s Asha Rangappa posted a reaction to Nikki Haley’s RNC Speech:
[it is] now fashionable to say that America is racist. That is a lie. America is not a racist country. This is personal for me. I am the proud daughter of Indian immigrants. They came to America and settled in a small Southern town. My father wore a turban. My mother wore a sari. I was a Brown girl in a Black and White world. We faced discrimination and hardship. But my parents never gave in to grievance and hate. My mom built a successful business. My dad taught 30 years at a historically black college. And the people of South Carolina chose me as their first minority and first female governor. America is a story that’s a work in progress. Now is the time to build on that progress, and make America even freer, fairer, and better for everyoneFormer U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley
In response, Rangappa criticized Nikki Haley for going by “Nikki”, Rangappa was implying that Haley’s Republican National Convention claim that America isn’t racist can’t be true if she choose not to use her ethnic-sounding first name.
Even the Biden camp jumped on Rangappa’s bandwagon, with the South Asians for Biden Twitter account implying that America is racist because Haley uses the name “Nikki.”
A Hypocritical Turn!
What Rangappa and the Biden camp may not have known is that Haley middle name is indeed Nikki, and is the name her family has used for her for years.
But maybe Rangappa should have known this, as Rangappa herself uses her middle name, Asha, instead of her own given first name, which is Renuka.
This is not a new trend in politics. Many politicians use their middle names, like Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, who you probably know as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Or maybe you’ve heard of Willard Romney. He goes by Mitt.
But why should facts get in the way of a good narrative, right?
Doxxing A Journalist Intern
This seeming hypocritical position prompted Alex Nester, a 22-year old female intern at the Washington Free Beacon to investigate the story further. Nester wrote a seemingly innocuous email to Rangappa’s bosses at Yale requesting a comment.
Rangappa did not take too kindly to Nester’s query with ehr job. So Asha Rangappa doxxes Nester by posting the above email on her Twitter feed with Nester’s phone number exposed, and encouraged her 600,000 followers to “feel free to respond to Alex.”
This is a loathsome practice known as “doxxing”, and is a clear violation of Twitter’s rules. Which is why Twitter ordered Rangappa to take the tweet down. Luckily, it was screen capped for posterity, along with responses from her followers taking her direction.
After Twitter ordered Rangappa to take down the tweet, she decided to keep going at Nester for doing her job, even accusing Nester of going after Rangappa’s job like a “Karen”.
As for Haley, she praised Nester for her actions.
Rangappa thinks she is making a point about racist, when what she is actually doing is suggesting that societal racism is the only reason Nikki Haley changed her name. This is obviously untrue, as there can be myriad other reasons why she goes by Nikki, including the name being used by her parents her whole life. As discussed earlier, politicians use middle names or nicknames throughout history. Why must Haley’s choice be racism?
The sins are compounded when Asha Rangappa doxxes a young journalism intern who had the temerity to do her job.
Rangappa is a presumptuous and depersonalizing Buffoon who can only think in the programmed progressive manner.