Jeanine Pirro Return in Doubt as Silent Fox News Hides Full Weekly Schedule
The Fox News Channel is hiding its full weekly schedule from view as it appears that the likelihood of Judge Jeanine Pirro returning to her FNC show, Justice with Judge Jeanine that airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET, is diminishing following a two week absence over her remarks about Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on her March 9 show.
Pirro spoke about Omar’s anti-semitism and asked whether Omar’s adherence to Islam’s sharia law–as evinced by her wearing a hijab–conflicted with her oath to the Constitution. The following day Fox released a statement denouncing Pirro’s remarks. Pirro issued a simultaneous statement explaining her comments.
Since then, neither Fox nor Pirro have made any public statements on her absence. Unconfirmed single source reports two weekends ago stated FNC had suspended Pirro for two weeks.
The Los Angeles Times reported this past Thursday, without foundation, that Pirro is expected to return this Saturday.
“A representative for Fox News declined comment on why Pirro’s show had been off the air since March 16. But people at the network not authorized to comment say the fiery conservative host has been suspended for remarks she made about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on her March 9 program. Pirro is expected to return March 30.”
The two weeks are up and there is no sign Pirro is returning to her show Saturday night. Pirro has not tweeted since March 10. The lack of a statement by FNC in support of Pirro or indicating a return date is telling. As of Tuesday, Pirro’s show is still listed on the FNC roster but has not been updated since she was taken off the air.
Multiple attempts to view the Monday through Sunday weekly schedule posted by FNC via smartphone showed a redirect to a two-day schedule showing only the current and following days’ schedule.
Attempts via computer to use a direct link to Saturday’s schedule returned either a blank full week schedule or the current two day schedule. Other attempts to use the link to the full schedule also returned a blank full week schedule.
The FNC schedule usually displays the date with the day and allows clicking on the day/date box to reveal a drop down schedule for that day. The smartphone image captured a new version that automatically displays the current and following days’ schedule.
The computer image shows no dates with the days and no drop down boxes available. The normal FNC schedule from last weekend when Pirro’s show was cancelled for the second week in a row was captured by TGP:
Video and relevant transcript of Pirro’s statement about Omar.
President Trump was right when he said the democrat party is now the anti-Israel party. Don’t forget Nancy, history has proven over and over when you appease to anti-Semitic sentiment, the worst happens. #OpeningStatement pic.twitter.com/vrnzhcu95o
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 10, 2019
Transcript of Pirro’s remarks that got her in trouble with Fox shows she was addressing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) about the growing anti-Semitism within the Democratic Party.
Your party is not anti-Israel, she is. 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? 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?”
I don’t have to tell you, Nancy, Jews have been persecuted almost from the beginning of time, when they were forced out of Egypt, to the six million killed in the Holocaust. And now we are witnessing the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe where incidents are up seventy-four percent in the last year alone in France. Where Jewish cemeteries are regularly desecrated with swastikas and people relay the common tropes of Jews with too much money and influence.
We all know how it starts. It starts that way. Hate is hate. Hate leads to violence and violence leads to retaliation. Which then leads to unrest and worse.
Yes, Nancy, it’s all about hating Israel to promote the cause of Palestine. President Trump was right when he said the Democrat Party is now the anti-Israel party. And don’t forget, Nancy, history has proven over an over when you appease anti-Semitic sentiment, the worst happens.
And in your case, Nancy, the danger for you is that your appeasing this behavior will lead to your removal as Speaker and the Democrats, now controlled by socialists and anti-Semites, will lose the presidency in 2020.”