Jemele Hill, a writer at The Atlantic and a former anchor at ESPN tweeted that instead of shouting “whose mans is this” as one tweet suggested in a grammatically incorrect slight to President Donald Trump that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) should’ve violated decorum shouting “GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET.”
Hill has since deleted her tweet, undoubtedly because of the phrase’s infamous origins. (Mediaite)
“GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET” is a reference to the assassination of Malcolm X by three Nation of Islam members in 1965. The phrase was shouted just before he was killed with a double-barrel shotgun and a handguns.
Hill was subsequently criticized for making the reference:
The joke here is that AOC should have participated in the assassination of the president https://t.co/p6YQiiLdLe
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) February 6, 2019
Tweeting learn to code gets your account suspended while this is just good old fashioned journalism I guess. https://t.co/kbAcZQ2t3I
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) February 6, 2019
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) February 6, 2019
Ahhh…the call to assassination.
But Kevin Williamson was a problem for The Atlantic. https://t.co/a4JAXatj8r
— Tony Katz (@tonykatz) February 6, 2019
I would translate, but then Twitter would ban me. That’s how it usually goes: react to a threat by exposing it, and Twitter blames you. https://t.co/WcZ7iy5Jq1
— Patterico (@Patterico) February 6, 2019