Fox News still refuses to say whether Jeanine Pirro has been suspended but its online schedule indicates her show will not air for a second week in the wake of her anti-Muslim attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Last week, CNN reported that “a source” said Pirro had been suspended for two weeks following her shocking smear of Omar as anti-American because she wears a hijab.
That Sunday tweet followed the bumping of Pirro’s show, Justice with Judge Jeanine, the night before. Yet Fox had refused to provide an explanation for the schedule change.
Fox’s own Howard Kurtz was unable to verify the suspension. “Without some public explanation of why the show was pulled, it certainly looks like a suspension,” he said.
Pirro also reportedly lost several advertisers as the result of her comments.
Now we learn that Pirro’s show will not run again this weekend, though Fox still seems too cowardly to tell its viewers why. From Variety:
The network’s online schedule shows that it will run another repeat of the documentary series “Scandalous” in its place Saturday night at 9 p.m.
Fox News declined to comment and has in recent days said it will not elaborate on what it has called “scheduling changes.” There has been recent speculation that Pirro, a fierce supporter of President Donald Trump, could return to the schedule Saturday, March 30.
I’m betting the show will return next week, maybe with an apology from Pirro. Meanwhile, I’ll brace for another round of hate mail from people who think they’re writing to Fox News.
(Pirro image via screen grab)
It’s all going to come down to the advertisers if she’ll return or not. We know she can count on The Pillow Guy. If she doesn’t return we’ll be hearing the right screaming about attacking Freedom of Speech for conservatives only, political correctness, and blah, blah, blah, but it’ll be the advertisers using their Freedom of Speech to not want their product associated with her speech.
In any case, it will be interesting to see what she says about all of this. Like her hero Trump, she’s not one who’s usually able to keep her mouth shut to prevent her from venting her grievances. Though I noticed her Twitter account has gone dark so maybe she’s cowed.