August 15, 2022

Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro just set off a storm of outrage with disgustingly racist attack on Ilhan Omar

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While still licking their wounds from the massive public rejection in the midterm elections of the Republican agenda they’ve been force-feeding America over their airwaves, it must be refreshing at least for Fox News hosts to have a whole new group of Democratic politicians to set up as objects of fear and derision as the potency of their attacks on retired and inactive Democratic luminaries like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama begins to wear off.


With a trio of female minorities entering the spotlight in the House of Representatives as progressive advocates, Fox News is making every effort to demonize the newly elected congresswomen for the benefit of their audience of conservative vultures waiting for a new carcass to feed upon.

The bad faith accusations of anti-Semitism against Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her poorly worded — but perfectly legitimate — criticism of the excessive power of the right-wing pro-Israel lobbying group AIPAC in American politics have made her Fox News‘ favorite new target this week as they cater to their evangelical audience — who only support Israel because they believe the rapture won’t happen without it.

The network’s Jeanine Pirro went off the deep end in her ranting comments on Congresswoman Omar, saying that the representative’s wearing of the hijab, as per the traditions of her Muslim faith, indicate that she is trying to “implement Sharia law” and that Omar is against the U.S Constitution.

Pirro betrayed her own lack of understanding of constitutional protections for religious liberty — that she apparently believes only apply to the white Judeo-Christian-derived religions — with the ridiculous comments that her viewers (who work tirelessly to inflict their own evangelical version of Sharia law upon the nation) eagerly lapped up.

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Twitter users, on the other hand, reacted with the level of outrage that Pirro’s false equivalency so rightly deserved.

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Pirro’s attack on Representative Omar makes perfect sense coming from a “news” network that has co-ordinated its messaging with the White House to enable political hit jobs on the opponents of the Trump administration as was revealed in Jane Mayer’s insightful expose of Fox News‘ role as Trump’s semi-official propaganda outlet.

To properly promulgate the Trump administration talking points, Fox News and its on-air talent must abandon any relationship they had with the facts and the concept of truth to spread the lies they want their audience to accept, no matter how damaging to the unity of the nation and the principles of our Constitution it may be.

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Original reporting by Sarah K. Burris at RawStory.

Vinnie Longobardo

is the Managing Editor of Washington Press and a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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