Jeanine Pirro, in candid ‘off-air’ moment, tells Gorka she’s worried Fox News is teeing up to fire her

Screengrab Fox News

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro expressed her displeasure with the network during an appearance Tuesday on Sebastian Gorka’s Salem Radio show “America First,” before admitting that she was suspended back in March.

On a commercial break on the radio, Gorka explained to Pirro that the mics are still live for his YouTube livestream and began discussing the next segment with her.

Gorka then asked Pirro when she would be in Washington, D.C., which is where he’s based. The former Trump White House aide was seeking an in-studio appearance on his show and Pirro replied that she will have to see if Fox News “will let me.”

“Fox reviews everything. They’re unbelievable,” she added. “They’re still saying you cannot do Bill O’Reilly, you cannot do Newsmax.”

She then admitted the network suspended her, expressing concern that this may be the prelude to her eventually being canned.

“They suspended me,” Pirro said. “I’m not going to get fired. You know I’m worried that that suspension was the basis to tee up for anything I do wrong, they’ll fire me.”

It remains to be seen how Fox News responds to Pirro’s candid remarks, but if their intention was to send her a message with the suspension, it worked.

Pirro was yanked from the air back in March, after theorizing that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s fierce anti-Semitism is a product of the Minnesota Democrat’s Islamic faith.

“This is not who your party is,” Pirro said to Democrats. “Your party is not anti-Israel. She is. Think about this. She’s not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party. So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from?”

“Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamist doctrine indicative of her adherence to sharia law, which is antithetical to the U.S. Constitution?” she added.

In politically correct post-Obama America, critics on the left pounced, accusing Pirro of being Islamophobic with the remarks.

Given Fox News’ reaction, it’s hard to argue that the network disagrees.

The network said in a statement at the time: “We strongly condemn Judge Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar. They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”

Having President Trump in her corner certainly helps Pirro’s long-term outlook at the network — the Fox News host has been an outspoken Trump supporter.

In a series of tweets back in March, the president called on Fox News to “bring back” Pirro, insisting the left is trying to “silence” opposition. He beseeched the network to “stay strong and fight back with vigor.”

“They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!” Trump added, in reference to Fox News’ competitors.

Tom Tillison


Latest Articles