Right-Wing Pundit Laura Ingraham Is Now An ABC News Contributor

Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham is the newest contributor to ABC News.

The announcement came on Sunday’s edition of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” when Ingraham was appearing as a panelist.

According to Politico, Ingraham will continue to serve as a contributor to Fox News and will remain as host of her syndicated radio show.

Ingraham has been a pretty typical right-wing pundit. She pushes culture war tropes and expresses unease with “illegal aliens.” Last month, after Louis CK told a joke on “Saturday Night Live” about God murdering his wife, Ingraham said she’d have loved to have seen the comedian “mock the Prophet Muhammed.”

Ingraham has also been a consistent critic of First Lady Michelle Obama.

In her bestselling book “The Obama Diaries,” billed as a “true and fictional account” of the Obama presidency, Ingraham portrayed the first lady as an unpatriotic elitist.

After I unpack Sasha’s room, I’ve got to get dressed and go to some damn military thing. Just what I need today. All that flag-waving, hillbilly music, hand-on-the-heart crap. To think that for the next four years I have to ooh and aah over the “sacrifice” of people who never graduated college . . . You want to know what sacrifice is? Giving up a cushy, six-figure, hospital board salary to play second fiddle to a man who still leaves his dirty socks in the middle of the bedroom floor.

Ingraham appeared on “The Colbert Report” in 2010 while promoting the book, engaging in a spirited (and often uncomfortable) interview with the heir to David Letterman’s throne.

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