Almost every week, for the last 7+ years, Jeanine Pirro has been a fixture at Fox News with her show ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine’. Her unique voice and often conspiratory dialogue has been a hit among Fox News viewers on most Saturday evenings.
This all changed last night, however, when Fox News suddenly pulled the show from their scheduled lineup, instead opting to replay the documentary, “Scandalous”.
While Fox News is refusing to comment on the reason why the show was pulled from Saturday’s 9 p.m. ET slot, or whether or not this was a temporary or permanent measure, it appears as though the move came following controversial remarks about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar during last week’s show.
“Think about it: Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran, 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested,” Pirro suggested. “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 remarks clearly irked Fox News who condemned them within 48 hours.
“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar. They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly,” Fox News wrote in a statement on Monday.
Her comments also appeared to irk several of her advertisers, as at least three companies dropped their advertising spots on her show over the last week alone.
While it’s not unheard of for a cable news station to drop a show for a week or two as a controversy blows over, the lack of a statement from Fox News about their plans may indicate that a longer suspension or even a permanent removal of Pirro’s show may be in the works.
We will continue to reach out to Fox news for an update.