Laura Ingraham's new podcast is a total disaster

Laura Ingraham's new podcast is a total disaster 

››› ››› JASON CAMPBELL

After ending her 17-year radio show, Fox News host Laura Ingraham started a new podcast in January 2019. The change of format and venue did not reduce Ingraham’s use of racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, anti-LGBTQ, and generally hateful rhetoric. Here are some examples from her first episodes that clearly show that Ingraham and her guests intend to continue shepherding listeners through a nightmarish wormhole of hatred and bigotry.

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Melissa Joskow / Media Matters

Ingraham warned her listeners that "demographic changes" are "coming to a state near you."

Ingraham compared abortion to the Nazis’ treatment of Jewish people in the Dachau and Auschwitz concentration camps.

Frequent Fox News guest Joe diGenova told Ingraham that “we are in a civil war” and suggested that everyone buy guns to prepare for “total war.”

Ingraham agreed with conservative commentator Pat Buchanan that President Dwight Eisenhower’s "Operation Wetback" should be re-created to deport immigrants.

Ingraham mocked and imitated Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) accent, claiming, "She doesn't sound like Minnesota."

Ingraham: "The Hollywood deal" is why "transgenderism" is no longer "called a mental condition."

Ingraham suggested that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) used "minority privilege" to criticize Fox News hosts.

Fox's Raymond Arroyo warned that political correctness will lead to "demographic suicide and cultural suicide."

Ingraham attacked undocumented immigrants for not showing “any sense of gratitude” for being in the country.

Ingraham attacked “minority privilege,” saying, "Because you're a minority, you get special standards, special treatment in the eyes of some. And it’s not fair to other people."

Ingraham: A “Planned Parenthood cap might as well be the KKK, but not a kid who's wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat.”

Fox’s Arroyo called Ocasio-Cortez "this girl" and mocked her "big sob story" about a furloughed air traffic controller.

Conservative author Shelby Steele told Ingraham that “liberalism, as we practice it today in America, … is infinitely more oppressive to minorities than racism.”

Ingraham and Arroyo attacked Galentine's Day, an unofficial February 13 holiday to celebrate female friendships, calling it "male bashing." Arroyo suggested that men should have "Malentine's Day" in response.

Disputing transgender identities, Ingraham said changing one's appearance doesn’t change their sex.

In a warning to her remaining advertisers, Ingraham said she would continue making controversial statements and doesn't care if she's fired.

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