Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, who has made a number of disparaging anti-immigrant remarks, chided anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller’s on Tuesday for her event displaying pictures of the Muslim prophet Muhammed.
“There are a lot of things that we can say, that we have a right to say, that we shouldn’t say,” Ingraham told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Tuesday. “We shouldn’t unnecessarily insult people, personal attacks.”
Ingraham argued that, while someone might have the right to depict the Virgin Mary “smeared in dung,” she would still find it rude, unnecessary and stupid.
“We as Christians, we don’t go up and shoot up an artistic display in Brooklyn or anywhere else it’s gonna happen,” she said. “But we raise the point.”
She then accused “the left” of propagating a double standard excepting Islam from the kind of criticisms other religions get, before agreeing with O’Reilly that Geller and her group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), acted irresponsibly in promoting the event in Garland, Texas, which ultimately resulted in the deaths of two men who opened fire outside the exhibit.
While O’Reilly was content to tell colleague Megyn Kelly on Monday that he “would have done it a different way,” on Tuesday he called the AFDI’s event “stupid.”
“Insulting a religion with more than a billion followers worldwide doesn’t advance the cause of defeating the radical jihadists,” he said. “It hurts the cause, does it not?”
Last year, Ingraham made fun of immigrant children by using a Taco Bell ad, suggested that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is not a US citizen, and argued in favor of both mass deportations and revoking birthright citizenship as part of a plan O’Reilly described as “draconian.”
Watch the discussion, as posted online on Tuesday, below.
Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns
Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.
In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.
The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.
"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."
Trump jumped to Speaker Pelosi’s defense in marathon Fox News interview
In a strange twist, President Donald Trump appeared to defend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday.
Hannity began by saying to Trump that he believes Pelosi has lost control of her own party, as officials like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) continue to call for impeachment.
"I say Nancy Pelosi is the speaker in name only," Hannity told Trump, calling Ocasio-Cortez the real start.
But what Trump said was the unusual point.
"I think Nancy Pelosi probably has control of it, I hear different things, but I think she does," Trump said, appearing to defend the Speaker. "She knows what she's doing. We will see how it all comes out."
Trump spokesperson goes down in flames up against progressive reporter: ‘All you do is lie!’
President Donald Trump's spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany went down in flames up against Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks during a CNN panel Wednesday.
McEnany went on to try and spin the president as some sort of great leader for Black Americans. She said that the campaign is very "proud" of the president's record on issues involving people of color.
"He also just said he wouldn't change his position on the Central Park Five," cut in Cuomo.
McEnany tried to cut in, but Cuomo cut in. "Now, he said we'll leave it at that. Come on."
"Chris, you come — come on, you," McEnany shot back. "We've been talking about the Central Park Five and racism and all of these things going back to the 2016 election, problem -- American people didn't believe it."