Things are not looking good for Judge Jeanine, as reports are out that her suspension will head into a second week.
Still Fox News refuses to give an official comment.
Four days ago, Breitbart reported the suspension would be two weeks long:
The Fox News Channel has suspended Jeanine Pirro’s weekly program —Justice with Judge Jeanine — in response to the conservative host’s recent remarks about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) use of a hijab, according to a report.
CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter reported Sunday that Pirro’s show was suspended for two weeks, noting that while she may be in the “penalty box,” she has not been fired from the network. Fox News aired a repeat episode of its documentary series Scandalous on Saturday instead of Justice with Judge Jeanine. When asked why Pirro would not appear on air, a Fox News spokesperson told Deadline it would not comment on “internal scheduling matters.”
Pirro was met with criticism after appearing to suggest on her program earlier March that Omar wears a hijab in defiance of the Constitution. “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?” Pirro said in her opening segment. “Think about it. 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 Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”
Pirro’s remarks came in response to the freshman congresswoman’s most recent antisemitic outburst, in which she suggested pro-Israel organizations coerce lawmakers into pledging allegiance to a foreign country.
In a statement, Fox News condemned the host’s remarks, saying: “We strongly condemn 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.
Fox News released a separate statement from Pirro, who explained her remarks were in no way a suggestion that American Muslims could not be loyal to the country. “I’ve seen a lot of comments about my opening statement from Saturday night’s show and I did not call Rep. Omar un-American. My intention was to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don’t support the Constitution,” she said. “I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.”
Now CNN is also confirming the second week suspension:
Jeanine Pirro's weekend show on Fox News, "Justice with Judge Jeanine," will be pre-empted for a second straight week, according to the network's schedule.
This means President Trump's call for Fox to "bring back Judge Jeanine" is not being heeded, at least not yet.
Pirro was suspended by Fox after she read a scripted commentary questioning Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's patriotism on her March 9 broadcast. It was widely criticized as Islamophobic -- even by some people inside the network.
Fox publicly condemned the host's comments — and, according to a source familiar with the matter, privately suspended her.
The suspension was always intended to last for two weeks, according to the source. This means Pirro is scheduled to return on Saturday, March 30.
The network has declined to confirm or deny on Pirro's status. When "Justice" was pre-empted last Saturday, Fox said "we're not commenting on internal scheduling matters."
The next day, the president defended two of Fox's right-wing opinion hosts -- Pirro and Tucker Carlson -- and criticized three of the network's news anchors.
He used Twitter to send a long message to Fox executives, urging them to bring back Pirro and "stay true to the people that got you there."
Fox declined to comment on that, as well.
Pirro's fans have criticized Fox on social media -- and some have even vowed to boycott the network because of her suspension.
Variety confirmed as well:
“Justice With Judge Jeanine,” the Saturday-night opinion show led by Jeanine Pirro, will be off the Fox News schedule for a second week in the wake of remarks she made about a Muslim congresswoman.
The network’s online schedule shows that it will run another repeat of the documentary series “Scandalous” in its place Saturday night at 9 p.m.
Fox News declined to comment and has in recent days said it will not elaborate on what it has called “scheduling changes.” There has been recent speculation that Pirro, a fierce supporter of President Donald Trump, could return to the schedule Saturday, March 30. The president has taken to Twitter to express his support for Pirro’s show.
Without an official comment from Fox News, it still remains unclear whether the second week will be the final week of the suspension.
Or even whether Judge Jeanine will WANT to come back.
Time will tell.
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