Uh-Oh! Judge Jeanine Pirro in Hot Water with Fox News
Judge Jeanine Pirro is a well-known and liked conservative commentator for Fox News and host of her own show “Justice with Judge Jeanine.” However, you may have noticed that her show and person has been scarce on the network since March. It was rumored that she had been suspended and now those rumors have been confirmed.
On Tuesday she told former White House assistant now radio show host Sebastian Gorka that Fox News had indeed suspended her in March after making statements about Democratic House Representative Ilhan Omar. She also admitted that she was worried about other punishment from her employer.
And while the conversation about her suspension happened during a commercial break on the radio show, the two were still being live-streamed on YouTube, which Pirro did know about.
She said that her employer was quite restrictive and didn’t allow certain activities from her. She stated, “Fox reviews everything. They’re unbelievable.” And she continued, “They’re still saying you cannot do Bill O’Reilly, you cannot do Newsmax.”
Then she said it, “They suspended me. You know I’m worried that that suspension was the basis to tee up for anything I do wrong, they’ll fire me.”
She clearly fears for her livelihood.
To be clear, Pirro didn’t say that she was suspended for her comments about Omar’s anti-Semitic roots or her Muslim hijab but what else could it have been?
On March 9, during her monologue, the former prosecutor and judge said, “Think about this: She’s (Omar) 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?”
And she said more.
“Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”
The executives at Fox were quick to condemn Pirro’s statements, and her show was not seen on the network again for another two weeks.
All logic and reason say it was these comments that forced Fox’s hand.
And why? What was so wrong about saying these things? There aren’t new ideas or even half as bad as what some others have said about Trump, our president. They are simple thoughts that deserve answers.
Never mind that what she said wasn’t even a statement so much as questions. She was asking. She wants America to think about the situations that arise within our nation. Don’t just accept everything aired to be fact and set in stone. Question it, think about it, and draw your own conclusions. We were founded to be independent people, after all.
But apparently there is an imaginary line in the sand and Pirro crossed it. Her suspension is proof that the left has their claws into every bit of media out there and has much sway over who and what is said on air.
However, she did have fighters on her side. Many noticed her disappearance from the network and weren’t happy about it, including President Trump. He tweeted his disdain for Fox’s decision and called to have her brought back.
“Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro. The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country. They have all-out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well.”
And she was brought back, albeit with restrictions. However, now that she has recently outed Fox for this action, it is questionable if she will be employed by them much longer.
She clearly doesn’t want to leave the network, or otherwise would not be “worried” about her job. But that may not matter if Fox has had enough.
However, they should keep in mind that she is wildly popular and by far one of their best current commentators. Should they remove her now, especially after letting the public know about her situation, Fox News may have a bit of a crisis on their hands.
If her fan’s reaction to her last disappearance says anything, it would be in the network’s best interest to keep her on the payroll.