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Racist Trump supporter who blamed Charlottesville on Dems gets her very own show on Fox

Fox News has given over another hour of its prime-time lineup to a solidly pro-Trump voice with years of hateful rhetoric behind her. Laura Ingraham will be a near-perfect fit with other hosts at the conservative propaganda network like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity when she debuts at the 10 p.m. time slot. Fox released […]

By Oliver Willis - September 18, 2017
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Conservative talking head Laura Ingraham salutes Trump at Republican National Convention in 2016
Conservative talking head Laura Ingraham salutes Trump at Republican National Convention in 2016

Laura Ingraham will be a near-perfect fit with other hosts at the conservative propaganda network like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity when she debuts at the 10 p.m. time slot.

Fox released an announcement of the hire Monday, praising her “extraordinary insight” and “exceptional commentary.”

Ingraham’s insight, during her 16 years as a conservative radio host, has included a declaration that minorities cannot make informed election decisions of their own volition, stating that “a lot of minorities” voted for President Barack Obama “because he was, you know, half-black.”

When Donald Trump embraced white supremacists after the Charlottesville terror attack, Ingraham appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox to blame Democrats who have criticized Trump for the racist riot, saying they “definitely have some culpability here, because they have ratcheted up the criticism of both the president, and the president’s supporters, in ways that are very disturbing.” She added that by talking about racism, Democrats have made a “race play” that “toxic” and “so bad” for minorities.

For the last year, Ingraham has worked as a sort of enforcer on Trump’s behalf. She made a passionate speech endorsing him at the Republican National Convention and called out Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who had not yet endorsed Trump, as “you boys with wounded feelings and bruised egos” who “must honor your pledge to support Donald Trump now — tonight.”

After attacking Clinton in the speech, she told the audience “Donald Trump is the solution” to America’s problems.

Ingraham was reportedly in the running to be Trump’s press secretary after the election. Her new show on Fox will likely serve to amplify Trump’s agenda while cheerleading his hatred against Latinos, Muslims, and other marginalized communities Trump targets.

When Trump announced his intention to roll back DACA and put 800,000 young immigrants in peril — including members of the Army — Ingraham was merciless. She proclaimed, “This is the American military. This is not the military of mercenary illegal immigrants!”

She played audio of a gun being fired while discussing Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Lewis spoke. Martin Luther King was of course the featured speaker at the event and was assassinated via a gun shot.

Like Trump, she has said that Mexicans “have come here to murder and rape our people.” Her preferred immigration policy is that deported immigrants should be told that they will be shot if they try to re-enter the country.

When Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court was being debated, Ingraham said her “allegiance obviously goes to her immigrant family background and not to the Constitution of the United States.”

On the topic of war refugees, Ingraham said America should only accept people who “we can verifiably say are Christians” and that Muslims should “stay in the Middle East” because “we cannot be the warehouse” for “Muslim people coming from these far-flung lands.”

Ingraham has singled out Spanish language news outlets like Univision and Telemundo, smearing them as “toxic” news providers who “revile the American experience,” echoing many conservatives who have tried to “other” Latinos as not part of the United States.

She pointed to terrorism in Europe, and said that was “the price” that countries there have “to pay for multiculturalism.” She blamed a terror attack in Brussels on “political correctness.” Less than 24 hours after the Boston Marathon bombing, Ingraham said we should have “borders that were shut down” to prevent terrorism.

Ingraham made an argument familiar to white supremacists, stating that the practice of affirmative action was “shafting people who are not of the appropriate color, or background, or ethnicity” and applauded Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions when reports emerged he was planning to attack the policy using the force of the government.

Like so many other figures on Fox, Ingraham is offended by efforts to be environmentally conscious, even if it comes from the pope. She complained that Pope Francis is “supposed to be saving souls, not saving trees” when the Catholic Church spoke out about fighting climate change.

She has been a staunch supporter of the movement to deny transgender people equality and human rights. On her show Ingraham said people should use diapers instead of sharing bathrooms with transgender Americans. “Adult diapers, diapers for everybody,” she declared. She also said she would have to “walk into bathrooms with my 11-year-old daughter” after Target announced they would allow customers to use the bathroom of their choice.

Ingraham also has opined that she doesn’t think of Jewish people “as minorities because they’re so successful.” The comment came up as a strange non-sequitur aside as she was discussing the candidacy of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is Jewish. For the record, Jews comprise about 2 percent of the population in America.

Fox News has been rocked by scandal and exposed as the hub of a culture of sexual molestation and intimidation, leading to figures like Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, and others being removed from the network. Yet its lineup – including Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and now Ingraham — has remained dedicated to the hate and discrimination that the network has been built on.

Now the pro-Trump propaganda outlet will have another overtly bigoted voice to push for Trump’s horrific agenda.


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