Judge Jeanine Pirro

On Saturday, word got out that Fox News decided to scrub a scheduled airing of Judge Jeanine Pirro’s program, choosing instead to show a repeat episode of its documentary series “Scandalous.”

The announcement came days after the network condemned comments Pirro made about Rep. Ilhan Omar, the anti-Semitic Democrat from Minnesota, and one day after a horrific mass shooting in New Zealand.

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During her broadcast last Saturday, Pirro, a former New York prosecutor, suggested Omar, a Democractic representative, did not respect the law set down by the Constitution of the United States. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?” Pirro asked.

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The change in Fox News’s schedule was evident in an on-screen cable guide. But a Pirro broadcast had been placed in newspaper TV listings for this evening.

When reached for comment, a Fox News spokesperson said, “We’re not commenting on internal scheduling matters” and declined to elaborate.

Naturally, news of the change didn’t sit too well with quite a few of Judge Jeanine’s fans on social media.

 

Expressions of support for Pirro was also seen on Facebook:

According to Variety, Pirro responded to the reaction sparked by her comments:

“I’ve seen a lot of comments about my opening statement from Saturday night’s show and I did not call Rep. Omar un-American,” she said. “My intention was to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don’t support the Constitution. I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.”

President Trump defended Judge Jeanine with three tweets on Sunday:

Tucker Carlson also has been the subject of criticism for misogynistic and racist comments he made on a radio show a decade ago that was recently uncovered by liberal hit team Media Matters. Strangely the same people making hay out of Tucker’s old comments ignore Media Matters’ Antisemitic statements including accusing Jews of dual loyalty.

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Much of this post was first seen at Conservative Firing Line

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