Friday Night Horrorshow Open Thread: Laura Ingraham, Queen of the Nightcrawlers

Per the Washington Post:

The controversy stems from a Thursday night episode of “The Ingraham Angle,” in which the host lamented recent comments made by Hillary Clinton and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), criticizing Facebook’s refusal to take down an altered video of Pelosi.

Speaking with conservative activist Candace Owens, Ingraham likened the altered video to a work of satire. Clinton’s and Pelosi’s complaints, she said, were simply a coordinated effort from the left to “silence conservative voices” ahead of next year’s election, a common accusation by conservatives, including President Trump.

“Facebook now, what do they monitor, hate?” Ingraham asked. “That sounds good until you realize hate — and these are some of the people that they’ve shunned.”

Fox then displayed a graphic featuring Owens and seven other “prominent voices censored on social media.” Among those silenced, Ingraham said, were “people who believe in border enforcement, people who believe in national sovereignty.”…

Sen. Warren’s decision not to give them a media-friendly town hall looking pretty good right now…







40 replies
  1. 1
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Did anyone decent come out of Dartmouth in the early to mid-80s?

  2. 2
    NotMax says:

    Trying to imagine the ones they chose to remove from the preliminary list of examples because including them might damage the FOX brand.

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    Ruckus says:

    @NotMax:
    The ones not racist enough?

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    Mary G says:

    Just pathetic. Didn’t all her regular advertisers dump her? Are they back or is she surviving off Fox promos, survival kits, gold for sale at four times its price, and MyPillows?

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    Damien says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: You seem to be assuming anyone decent is coming out of Dartmouth now…

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    hells littlest angel says:

    What could Fox have said? Racism has no place in modern-day conservatism? The poor bastards are stuck between alienating their advertisers or alienating their viewers.

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    rikyrah says:

    When I think about that she was allowed to adopt non-White children 😠😠😠

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    germy says:

    @Mary G:

    Just pathetic. Didn’t all her regular advertisers dump her?

    From what I understand, advertisers make a big show out of leaving, and then a few months later (when no one is looking) they come slithering back.

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    Princess says:

    @rikyrah: It’s awful. I feel really sorry for those children.

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    germy says:

    Laura’s brother knows the truth:

    Fox News says it's "obscene to suggest" that Ingraham was defending white supremacist Paul Nehlen on her show. https://t.co/RejJ2mgu5V via @HuffPostPol
    Horrific on all levels! Shame on you, Laura. Deeper shame on Fox!— Curtis Ingraham (@CurtisIngraham1) June 1, 2019

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    germy says:

    My sister's use of the word "lifestyle" is beyond disturbing, especially given her involvement with me and my late partner. Love is not a "lifestyle" choice, Laura, and I speak from experience…what about you? @IngrahamAngle— Curtis Ingraham (@CurtisIngraham1) May 31, 2019

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    debbie says:

    Speaking with conservative activist Candace Owens, Ingraham likened the altered video to a work of satire.

    Then let’s have a real satire of Trump. All the fat photos, facial contortions, and dementia-ridden pronouncements, rolled into one, convenient package.

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    biff murphy says:

    Laura’s douchbaggery has no bounds…

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    Duane says:

    @hells littlest angel: Fox is determined to normalize people like that. Given time it may work. Good people, both sides all that rot. Trumpov is a good example. A truly awful person still acceptable to millons of people.

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    @Duane:

    Fox is determined to normalize people like that.

    A bedrock element of modern conservatism. They’re pissed as Hell they can’t say the n- word anymore. It really helps explain why Trump of all the people they could have chosen.

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    AM in NC says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Dartmouth was my top college choice in the mid-80s because I’d had an amazing experience there at a summer debate workshop. I didn’t get in and ended up going to UNC (which I also didn’t know much about, not being from NC). Boy am I glad the fates intervened that way. A large public school that was pretty diverse (especially compared to Dartmouth) was great for me. Of course this was before football was remotely a thing on campus, and the core liberal arts mission of the school hadn’t been swallowed by the health affairs campus ($$$$$$$$$$$). But still, bullet dodged.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @NotMax:

    Trying to imagine the ones they chose to remove from the preliminary list of examples because including them might damage the FOX brand.

    Someone started June with excess brainpower that he had to get rid of.

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    randy khan says:

    @NotMax:

    Trying to imagine the ones they chose to remove from the preliminary list of examples because including them might damage the FOX brand.

    Yeah, it wouldn’t have been on-brand to include any mainstream conservatives.

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    bemused says:

    I feel ill imagining how Ingraham parents her three adopted kids, one from Guatemala,. Will they become twisted hateful people just like mommy? Will they believe it’s normal to spout vile wingnut beliefs to get six figure paychecks?

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    Matt says:

    Is it just me, or did they LIGHTEN the photo for Candace Owens? o_O

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    debbie says:

    @AM in NC:

    I went to summer school at Dartmouth after my freshman, so no danger of football anywhere. I loved studying at the library (Baker!), sitting in an overstuffed chair with a board laid across the arms serving as a desk and overlooking the green. I wrote some of my best papers there, and I would have been happy being there forever.

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Matt:

    Something was nagging me about that picture, and I think you hit it. Maybe it’s just the original lighting, but that is lighter than the general run of her pictures on the Google.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Connie Britton graduated in 1989 and Kirsten Gillibrand in 1988.

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    EthylEster says:

    @Damien replied to : @Omnes Omnibus:

    You seem to be assuming anyone decent is coming out of Dartmouth now…

    Broad brush, Damien and Omnes Omnibus.
    Yes, of course, EVERYONE who EVER went to Dartmouth is indecent.
    Please stop writing bullshit.

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    StringOnAStick says:

    @bemused: Wanna bet that Ingraham adopted those POC kids so she could raise/turn them into Oreos like Clarence Thomas? Conservatives love having POC to spout the RW party line but they don’t have enough yet to provide the cover they’d like to have for their racist policies from that angle. Ingraham is vile enough to do exactly what I’ve described; I just hope those poor kids are able to both resist it and not internalize in any way the racism that oozes from her. Slim odds, I know. Poor kids.

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    James E Powell says:

    @Duane:

    Fox is determined to normalize people like that. Given time it may work.

    To some extent, it is working. Such people should be universally condemned, but they are not. And they do not need to be all the way normalized to be very damaging.

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    Tom Levenson says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: No. SATSQ.

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    Raoul says:

    @germy: Angry older white people still buy laundry soap. Can’t miss that market of somewhere around two million crabapples over age 55! (Plus a fairly weak 400,000 in the prime 25-54 demo.)

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    different-church-lady says:

    @Duane: Acceptable because he is awful. That’s the scary part.

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    Butter emails!!! says:

    One of the tweets strikes why I’m not as forgiving of those who like Sanders and Buttigieg did Town Halls on Fox. It may have been the best decision for them, but it hurt the efforts of a lot of people. Do we really want to elect politicians where it’s all about them and fuck the rest of us? Or, let’s put it this way, we’re trying to convince advertisers not to place adds on Fox News because it’s bad to support the racism and bad optics to have your product advertised alongside racist assholes. Meanwhile, along come Democratic politicians who are apparently OK with appearing on the white supremacy network, because hey they get to be on TV. Are we supposed to hold people who are just trying to sell soda and erectile disfunction pills to a higher standard than our politicians?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @FlipYrWhig: Both of those are late ’80s

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    Balconesfault says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: they had a really good distance running program and a great cross country coach at the time.

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    planetjanet says:

    @Steeplejack: Is this the source of the photo? They definitely processed it to give that light from the side.

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    leeleeFL says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: My niece. So, one.

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    brantl says:

    @EthylEster: You aren’t very good at spotting the joke, before your delicate fee-fees are hurt, are you?

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    tam1MI says:

    Did anyone decent come out of Dartmouth in the early to mid-80s?

    Kirsten Gillibrand in 1988.

    So, no one then.

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    Ruckus says:

    @brantl:
    Some feel they are in the line of fire of a joke when it knocks down the front door of their house.

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    thalarctosMaritimus says:

    @EthylEster: even among decent, normal human beings who went to Dartmouth, which a friend of mine is one, “Dartmouth weirdos” is a running joke.

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    thalarctosMaritimus says:

    This is bad news for Meghan McCain.

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