Jeanine Pirro’s Show Won’t Air For A Second Week After Islamophobic Commentary

Judge Jeanine Pirro in February 2017. (MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)
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March 21, 2019 4:57 pm
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Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show won’t air for the second Saturday in a row following Islamophobic comments she made on air.

After Pirro’s show didn’t air last Saturday — for reasons Fox News would not explain — President Donald Trump urged the network to “stop working soooo hard on being politically correct.”

This coming Saturday, Fox News’ schedule shows Pirro’s show will again be replaced by an episode from the documentary series “Scandalous: The Trial of William Kennedy Smith.”

During her March 9 broadcast, Pirro criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and further implied that the hijab the congresswoman wears is “antithetical to the United States Constitution.”

Following an outcry over the commentary, Fox News released two statements: One from the network condemning Pirro’s statement, and an unapologetic one from Pirro asserting that she merely intended “to ask a question and start a debate.”

Trump’s tweet in defense of Pirro came two days after a white nationalist terrorist allegedly murdered 50 Muslim mosque-goers in Christchurch, New Zealand.

A Fox News spokesperson didn’t immediately respond to TPM’s questions about Pirro’s show.

H/t The Los Angeles Times.

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