En af Fox News mest populære talk show-værter, Judge Jeanine, er taget af æteren efter et opgør hun tog med Ilhan Omar sidste lørdag.
Hendes ”Opening Statement” begyndte med et flagrende angreb på ”Speaker of the House” Nancy Pelosi, som undskyldte Ilhan Omars antisemitisme med at hun ikke helt vidste, hvad ordene betød. Dette fandt Judge Jeanine fuldstændig latterligt. Hun kom til USA som fireårig. Hun er veltalende. Og, sagde Jeanine: Hvordan kan hun være medlem af udenrigskomitéen, hvis hun ikke ved hvad ordene betyder?
Det Demokratiske parti bedriver ”appeasement” overfor antisemitismen, sagde Jeanine. Det blev lidt for tydeligt, at hun lavede en kobling mellem Omars islamske tro og antisemitisme. Det blev for meget for cheferne i Fox. De fik kolde fødder.
Jeanine gik direkte på hijaben og sharia:
Pirro is facing criticism after appearing to suggest on her program last Saturday that Omar wears a hijab in defiance of the Constitution. “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?” Pirro askedduring her opening segment. “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?”
Men der krydsede hun en usynlig grænse. Det er fint at være mod terror og ekstremisme, men at sige, at det har noget med islam at gøre, er ikke tilladt.
Det rejser spørgsmålet om Fox’ fremtid. En voksende opinion i USA har for længst konstateret sammenhængen.
Omar repræsenterer Broderskabet. Skal disse talspersoner have lov til at angribe Israel og jøderne, angribe kolleger i Kongressen for dobbelt loyalitet, for at blive betalt af AIPAC, mens patrioterne ikke har lov til at svare igen?
Denne sag har stort skadespotentiale for Fox. Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham og Tucker Carlson bifalder næppe at Jeanine blev suspenderet. De har haft ytringsfrihed – First Amendment – som vigtigste angrebspunkt mod venstrefløjen.
Media Matters, ledet af David Brock, har forsøgte at få Tucker Carlson fjernet fra Fox pga. en ti år gammel optagelse.
”Tucker Carlson Tonight” er nu USA’s mest populære talkshow. At fjerne Jeanine i en sådan situation virker stupidt. Fox skyder sig selv i foden.
Men Robert Murdochs sønner siges at være liberale.
De har ikke noget mod at svække Trump.
Fox tog afstand fra Jeanine og sagde, at hendes udtalelse på ingen måde repræsenterede Fox.
Fox News denounced Pirro’s comments last Sunday, sayingin a statement: “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.
De offentliggjorde et statement fra hende, som ikke lød specielt overbevisende.
The network released a separate statement from Pirro, who said her intent was not to suggests Muslims could not be loyal to the U.S. “I’ve seen a lot of comments about my opening statement from Saturday night’s show and I did not call Rep. Omar un-American. My intention was to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don’t support the Constitution,” saidthe conservative host. “I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.”
Omar twitrede et tag til Fox.
Her er et stenografisk referat af hendes ”Opening Statement”:
here is a rush transcript from “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” March 9, 2019. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
JEANINE PIRRO, HOST: Hello and welcome to “Justice.” I’m Judge Jeanine Pirro. Thanks so much for being with us tonight and thanks to all of you for once again making “Justice” number one last weekend.
We have a big show on deck for you with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Congressman Jim Jordan, John Solomon, Sarah Carter to name just a few.
But first my open.
So let me get this straight, she and her family flee war-torn Somalia where 500,000 are killed during a Civil War then sent to a refugee camp in Kenya for four years. They are then resettled by our government in Virginia to enjoy the cornucopia of rights, privileges and benefits the United States offers.
The “she” is Congresswoman Ilhan Omar who represents Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District in Congress only about two months, but she’s gotten attention far beyond Washington for her anti-Semitism.
But as early as 2012, she tweeted quote, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” Now after an uproar in her home state, she apologized pledging to learn more about anti-Semitism. Apparently she did not.
Once in Congress, she continued with her hate-filled anti-Semitic, anti- Israel tropes first in defending the BDS or Boycott Divest and Sanction Movement calling for the boycott of events in Israel and even for the eradication of Israel because of their so-called oppression of Palestine.
Shortly thereafter, she tweets, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.” The Benjamins of course, a clear reference to the hundred dollar bill. Shortly after that, she continues her hate-filled rants accusing another Democratic congresswoman of having a dual loyalty pledging allegiance to Israel.
She is clever though responding with quote, “I am told I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel,” close quote. The House knew it had to take action and after a week of chaos on the part of House members trying to figure out if Omar should be reprimanded, identified by name as well as removed from the powerful Foreign Relations Committee, Speaker Pelosi comes out with a watered down dumb disappointing resolution that neither condemns Omar nor mentions her name. A simple “we shouldn’t hate each other.”
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
REP. NANCY PELOSI, D-CALIF., SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: I don’t think our colleague is an anti-Semitic, I think she has a different experience in the use of words and doesn’t understand that some of them are fraught with meaning that she didn’t realize.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PIRRO: Nancy, she speaks perfect English. She graduated from a college in the United States. You say she doesn’t understand the words? Are you saying she’s stupid? That she doesn’t understand? Then what the hell is she doing on the prestigious Foreign Relations Committee.
She speaks fluently using tro
pes which are figurative and metaphorical, understanding that those words create powerful images and verbal ironies. She is far from stupid. She is clear and pointed in her hatred. Her comments only critical of Jews in Israel; not Italy, not Morocco, not North Korea — Israel.
Now the fact that you didn’t have the backbone grit or gumption to draft a resolution that included her name tells me you are the stupid one and if you don’t understand, let me explain.
Omar got you and all your pals to draft a watered-down resolution with a message we all learned in first grade, “Don’t hate anybody.” Really? That took you bozos a week in the House and yet you were so quick to admonish a white male Republican Congressmen accused of hate to and strip him of his committee assignments.
She then goes on to accuse respected members of Congress who support Israel, our strongest ally in the Middle East of dual loyalty. What she’s doing Nancy is starting a movement to shut down pro-Israel speech making it politically incorrect. So when she comes up with her pro-Palestinian agenda, the pro Israel’s are reticent to speak because she’s already proven that the Dems will not punish her and talk about hutzpah, she takes a victory lap and in an unrepentant and unchastised tweet takes credit by saying quote, “Our nation is having a difficult conversation, but we believe this is great progress.”
But she continues her disdain and contempt for Israel, America’s chief ally, ignoring how Israel has assisted us advancing our interest in the Middle East preventing victories by radical nationalist movements, as well as assisting us in intelligence gathering.
She then goes on to slam Barack Obama saying he is just another pretty face who got away with murder caging kids and droning people in the Middle East, but she adds, he is a bit more polished.
My question, why the disdain for the government of the country that saved you and your family after you lived in a tent in Kenya for four years? Why the scorn? And as the Democrats scramble to forgive, rationalize and give a pass to a freshman in Congress, the joke is on you, Nancy. You’ve appeased rising anti-Semitism inside the Democratic Party.
Let me say that again, you and the whole gang running for President in the Democratic primary in 2020 have appeased the rise of anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. The sad part is that all this is contrary to the tenets of your party, which is so receptive to the LGBTQ community, illegal immigrants, refugees and on and on.
This is not who your party is. Your party is not anti-Israel. She is.
Think about this, she’s not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democratic 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 74% 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 Democratic Party is now the anti-Israel party and don’t forget, Nancy, history has proven over and over, when you appease anti-Semitic sentiment, the worst happens and in your case, Nancy, the danger for you is that you’re 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.
And that’s my open. Let me know what you think on my Facebook and Twitter #JudgeJeanine.