Last week, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro slammed Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar for wearing a hijab has now had her show pulled.
Now, no one is sure if the reason for the sudden pull from the lineup last night was related but it sure does seem rather convenient, wouldn’t you think?
Here is more from Variety:
Fox News Channel replaced tonight’s broadcast of Jeanine Pirro’s weekly program with a repeat episode of its documentary series “Scandalous,” just days after the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news network said it condemned remarks the outspoken host made about Minnesota Democrat Ihan Omar.
The change in Fox News’s schedule was evident in an on-screen cable guide. But a Pirro broadcast had been placed in newspaper TV listings for this evening.
When reached for comment, a Fox News spokesperson said, “We’re not commenting on internal scheduling matters” and declined to elaborate.
During her broadcast last Saturday, Pirro, a former New York prosecutor, suggested Omar, a Democractic representative, did not respect the law set down by the Constitution of the United States. “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?” Pirro asked.
Fox News condemned the words of its popular host in a statement it issued after she made her controversial remark.
”We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” the network said in a prepared statement. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly,” it said.
“Thank you, @FoxNews. No one’s commitment to our constitution should be questioned because of their faith or country of birth,” Rep. Omar said.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 11, 2019
Now people are wondering why Pirro’s show was canceled at the last minute.
Fox isn't airing Jeanine Pirro's show tonight, and isn't commenting on why. More accountability-free PR tactics. https://t.co/SBnjm5K8Ym
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) March 16, 2019
👀👀 NEW: Fox News replaced tonight’s broadcast of Jeanine Pirro’s weekly program w/ a documentary days after the network condemned remarks Pirro made about Rep. Ihan Omar.
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) March 16, 2019
— Contemptor (@TheContemptor) March 16, 2019
Something's up. @JudgeJeanine's show was scheduled to air tonight, for the first time since she attacked @IlhanMN, but now the show has been replaced by a documentary rerun. Fox told @bristei "we're not commenting on internal scheduling matters." https://t.co/0YdnwTWBdM
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 16, 2019