Laura IngrahamLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 6:01AM EDT
Fox News has become the home to "white anxiety" with its 94% white viewership
Laura Ingraham was accused of being racist with her Wednesday night commentary that "massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people" -- comments so controversial that Ingraham walked back her remarks on Thursday night after she said they were embraced by "white nationalists and especially one racist freak." But as CNN points out, Ingraham's comments "served as another raw example of a Fox News host echoing white nationalist language." So far this year, Fox News has a viewership that's 94% white, 3% Latino, 2% Asian and 1% black. With a nearly all-white audience, says CNN, "on the channel's highest-rated shows, the politics of white anxiety play out practically every day, as hosts and guests warn about the impacts of immigration and minimize or mock the perspectives of people of color. The talk show segments are clearly intended to appeal to people who perceive they are losing their grip on power."
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Showtime orders LeBron James-produced Shut Up and Dribble docuseries on athlete activism
James is using Fox News host Laura Ingraham's infamous insult as the title for his three-part docuseries that takes “a powerful inside look at the changing role of athletes in our fraught cultural and political environment, through the lens of the NBA.”
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 3:57AM EDT
Fox News defends Laura Ingraham in response to Parkland activist David Hogg's proposed advertiser boycott
Ingraham came under scrutiny again for her comments comparing immigrant detention facilities for children to "summer camps." In response to the backlash, Fox News said in a statement: “Laura Ingraham’s very personal, on-the-ground commitment to the plight of impoverished and abandoned children—specifically in Guatemala— speaks for itself. So too does her strong belief in a commonsense, legal immigration system, which will continue to be a focus of her show. Fox News will never tolerate or give in to attempts to silence diverse viewpoints by agenda-driven intimidation efforts.”
Posted Tuesday 6/19/18 at 1:32PM EDT
Modern Family co-creator joins Seth MacFarlane in condemning Fox News after Laura Ingraham compared child detention centers to summer camps
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The Ingraham Angle host sparked new outrage against Fox News after saying last night that the detention centers are "essentially summer camps" for children separated from their families at the border. To which Modern Family co-creator Steven Levitan, whose show is produced by the 20 Century Fox, tweeted: "Let me officially join @SethMacFarlane in saying I’m disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with @FoxNews. This bullsh*t is the opposite of what #ModernFamily stands for." ALSO: Ahead of tonight's visit with Jimmy Fallon, Parkland activist David Hogg calls for an Ingraham advertiser boycott.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 11:33PM EDT
Laura Ingraham blasts "speech czars" on the left in her return to Fox News
Source: The Daily Beast
Ingraham, returning after a week-long break after her dissing of Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg sparked an advertiser exodus from her show, said of her critics: “Their efforts are Stalinist, pure and simple. Their objective is a total transformation of American society, not through rational discourse and open debate, but through personal demonization and silencing.”
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
Fox News says Laura Ingraham will return next Monday after losing advertisers in Parkland teen controversy
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts," Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy said as The Ingraham Angle host takes this week off following the backlash and advertiser boycott over her tweet mocking Parkland teenager David Hogg. "We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children." ALSO: Ingraham lost five of her Top 20 advertisers last week.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
After threats of an advertiser boycott, Laura Ingraham apologizes for taunting a Parkland shooting survivor
Source: The Washington Post
The Fox News host tweeted "David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it" after Hogg revealed he was rejected by four University of California schools. Hogg later responded by urging his followers to boycott her advertisers. On Thursday, Ingraham tweeted: “On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland." ALSO: Some advertisers began pulling ads from The Ingraham Angle.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 3:07PM EDT
Fox News feud: Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham go after Shepard Smith for calling them entertainment
Source: The Daily Beast
“I get it,” Smith told Time magazine, “that some of our opinion programming is there strictly to be entertaining." That prompted Sean Hannity to tweet that Smith is "clueless about what we do every day." Ingraham added: "Always liked Shep, but his comments were inconsiderate & inaccurate."
Posted Sunday 2/18/18 at 7:29AM EST
LeBron James thanks "whatever her name is" for bringing more awareness to his message
Source: The Big Lead
“I will not just shut up and dribble because I mean too much to my two boys here, their best friend right here, my daughter that’s at home and my wife and my family,” the NBA superstar said of Fox News' Laura Ingraham at an NBA All-Star Game press conference. “And all these other kids who look up to me for inspiration and try to find a way out. The best thing she did was create more awareness. I appreciate her for even giving me even more awareness. For me to sit up here, at the greatest weekend, NBA All-Star weekend, and I get to sit up here and talk about social justice, equality, and why a woman on a certain network decided to tell me to 'shut up and dribble. So, thank you, whatever her name is, don’t even know her name.” ALSO: Ingraham invites James on her show.
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
LeBron James responds to uproar over Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who denies any racial bias
Source: Sporting News
James posted to Instagram and tweeted a picture of "I AM MORE THAN AN ATHLETE" in neon with the hashtag "#wewillnotshutupanddribble" following the uproar over Ingraham telling him and Kevin Durant to "shut up and dribble" and stop talking about politics. Meanwhile, Ingraham released a statement saying: "There was no racial intent in my remarks - false, defamatory charges of racism are a transparent attempt to immunize entertainment and sports elites from scrutiny and criticism."
Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 2:13PM EST
Fox News host Laura Ingraham taking heat for telling LeBron James to "shut up and dribble"
The NBA star said President Trump doesn't "give a f*ck about the people," prompting the conservative Fox News host to slam him and Kevin Durant for their anti-Trump comments. “Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously,” she said, adding that "it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who get paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball.” Her comments were met with a fierce response on Twitter, accusing her of barely disguised racism. "They use to try and hide it.. now the president has given everyone the courage to live their truths," tweeted James' former teammate Dwyane Wade. "Someone tell this bitch to meet me outside... Im so not in the mood for playing nice or polite this week," added Grey's Anatomy's Ellen Pompeo.
Posted Monday 9/11/17 at 9:26PM EDT
FOX News is reportedly shuffling its primetime lineup by adding Laura Ingraham
CNN reports that Sean Hannity’s show is moving to 9 p.m. while Ingraham takes over his 10 p.m. slot. The Five, meanwhile, will move back to its namesake hour. FOX News says “there is no deal in place with Laura Ingraham at this time.”