Laura Ingraham has repeatedly used her platform to attack and deride President Joe Biden. Now, she’s gone beyond, actually mimicking a stutter, making fun of speech impediments, in order to attack him.
Laura Ingraham has taken her partisan rhetoric on her Fox News show so far that her brother, Curtis Ingraham, has felt the need to publicly call it out, repeatedly. In the clip below, she masterfully demonstrates exactly this, apparently unconcerned that an attack on speech impediments is an attack on millions of Americans, not just the president.
Laura Ingraham mocks Joe Biden's stutter pic.twitter.com/duvF8fMeji
— nikki mccann screamírez 👻 (@NikkiMcR) July 22, 2021
After Biden’s town hall, detractors frantic to find something to criticize settled on him telling the audience more than ones that he was being serious, and Ingraham, it seems, went below and beyond to actually mimic a stutter.
By contrast, here’s a clip from last year in which Brayden Harrington, 13 years old at the time, speaks out about his own stutter and how Joe Biden helped him.
13-year-old Brayden Harrington shares how Joe Biden helped him overcome his stutter at #DemConvention:
"I'm just a regular kid, and in a short amount of time Joe Biden made me more confident about something that's bothered me my whole life." pic.twitter.com/WnSAJBCubW
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 21, 2020
“I’m just a regular kid, and in a short amount of time Joe Biden made me more confident about something that’s bothered me my whole life. Joe Biden cared.”
The ableist attack by Ingraham hasn’t gone unnoticed by critics, including her brother, who may be her biggest critic. He responded to a tweet asking if his sister was “always this mean” and referencing the disablity-mocking, with a simple affirmative.
— Curtis Ingraham (@CurtisIngraham1) July 22, 2021
The Foxhost has, unsurprisingly, not responded to the criticism, offering neither apology nor any attempt at explanation or justification.
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Steph Bazzle reports on social issues and religion for Hill Reporter. She focuses on stories that speak to everyone's right to practice what they believe in and receive the support of their communities and government officials. You can reach her at Steph@HillReporter.com