Howard Kurtz says Judge Jeanine Pirro may have been suspended over comments on Rep. Ilhan Omar

March 18, 2019 by Jerry McCormick

There was a notable absence in the Saturday night programming on Fox News: Judge Jeanine Pirro.

While viewers still haven’t gotten an explanation from the network, “Media Buzz” host Howard Kurtz said it appears that at the very least, Pirro has been suspended.

Fox issues vague statement

Fox News has been a bit unforthcoming with any information about why Judge Jeanine Pirro is not on air.

When asked, the network responded with a short statement: “We are not commenting on internal scheduling matters.”

Meanwhile, there has already been quite a bit of buzz about a possible suspension for Pirro, including from Kurtz.

But many are now speculating that the network may even be in the process of working out a deal to release Pirro from her contract outright over her comments.

Controversy continues

Pirro first drew the ire of Fox executives and liberals alike when she made controversial comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-NY) earlier this month.

“Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Qu’ran 3359 tells women to cover so they won’t get molested,” Pirro said.

She went on: “Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”

Immediately after the show aired, Fox News put out a statement criticizing Pirro’s comments.

“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” they said. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”

While Fox News is disciplining Pirro, however, other networks are allowing their anchors to throw ridiculous and unfounded accusations at President Donald Trump without repercussion.

Where’s the outrage over that?