Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro has been booted from her Saturday time slot, at least for now, after making Islamophobic comments about Representative Ilhan Omar last week. Guess who isn’t happy about it?
According to CNN, there’s no indication that Pirro has been fired from the network, though it’s unclear whether her Saturday show, Justice with Judge Jeanine, will return as usual next week.
Last we saw her, Pirro was holding forth on Representative Omar, who has been targeted by Republicans and select Democrats for what was perceived by some as an anti-Semitic tweet. “Think about it,” Pirro said. “Omar wears a hijab. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”
In an unexpected departure from its usual tolerance for racist language, Fox actually issued a statement, saying that it does “strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar. They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”
Trump, naturally, is furious that one of his most stalwart mouthpieces has been silenced, firing off more than 30 tweets over the course of the day. Some of those tweets were dedicated to “fighting for” Pirro and the perennially vile Tucker Carlson; others were...this. Uh, happy St. Patrick’s Day, indeed.