Fox News has been under newer, more liberal management ever since Roger Ailes left the company a few years ago.
So when they heard these comments by Jeanine Pirro about Rep. Ilhan Omar, they freaked out.
First, here’s the video:
Here’s more from the Daily Mail:
Fox News has ‘strongly condemned’ comments made by its host Jeanine Pirro after she questioned whether Rep. Ilhan Omar’s hijab meant she subscribed to sharia law.
During the opening monologue of her show on Saturday, Pirro claimed that Omar’s head covering was a sign that she was committed to the religious law which originates from the Quran, adding that it was ‘antithetical’ to the constitution.
She said: ‘Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to sharia law which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?’
Earlier in the segment, Pirro had suggested that the Minnesota congresswoman was not getting her ‘anti-Israel sentiment doctrine’ from the Democratic party.
She said: ‘Think about this. She’s not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat party… So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from?
Honestly, they don’t exactly sound like terrible questions to me. Heck most Democrats hate the Constitution because it stands in their way of dismantling our freedoms.
But even more so, it’s not like Omar’s tenure as a Congresswoman has been a role model. She’s been embroiled in controversy because she’s an anti-Semite. Where did she learn to hate Jews? It’s a fair question, and we all know the answer is because she’s Muslim.
If she’s this willing to be blatantly anti-Semitic and not apologize, what are her other beliefs?
In a vacuum, I could maybe understand the criticism of Pirro’s questions. After all, picking on her hijab might seem a bit petty. But this isn’t a vacuum. Omar has shown sympathies to terrorists in the past and now she’s making her hatred for Jews quite obvious. I think it’s fair to ask more questions.
Here’s the condemnation by Fox News and the subsequent statement by Pirro:
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 11, 2019