Fox News’ Newest Host Laura Ingraham Under Attack By Critics

Peter Hasson | Reporter

It didn’t take long for liberals to start attacking Fox News’ newest host, conservative commentator Laura Ingraham.

Influential news aggregator Matt Drudge reported Monday that Ingraham will be hosting a new show at the 10 p.m. news hour for Fox News, which the network confirmed shortly afterwards.

Prominent liberals in the media and elsewhere immediately started attacking Ingraham.

In addition to claiming Ingraham is a “racist,” left-wing website Shareblue Media repeatedly attacked Ingraham for her appearance

“Laura Ingraham gets more time,” a tweet from the website read. “Because just what the US needs is more time for the [right wing] attack blondes.”

Another tweet from the company claimed Ingraham’s “whole schtick is divisive, hate-filled rhetoric [and] a perfectly coiffed blonde bob.”

Both tweets linked to an article from Oliver Willis, formerly of the Soros-funded Media Matters, who described Ingraham as a “racist Trump supporter.”

“Fox News has given huge Trump supporter Laura Ingraham a new show in primetime to spread her racist and hateful ideas to a much larger audience,” the article’s sub-headline read.

Other liberal journalists and groups echoed that sentiment.

Left-wing activist group Sleeping Giants attacked Ingraham as “a bigot.” Sleeping Giants was among the left-wing groups who pressured advertisers to pull their ads from former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly’s show, eventually leading Fox News to fire him.

Left-wing author Molly Jong-Fast accused Ingraham of being complicit in alleged (and unproven) collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican said Ingraham’s new show should be called “Gaslighting Fascist Dogwhistle.”

“For a preview of Laura Ingraham’s new Fox News show, take a hair dryer and blow it in your ear for an hour,” wrote Comedy Central writer Seth Weitberg.

“Laura Ingraham’s racist, transphobic takes land her a primetime slot on Fox News,” is how left-wing website Think Progress headlined their coverage of Ingraham’s new gig.

The article claimed that Ingraham “has frequently made racist and transphobic comments.”

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