Fox News Supports Laura Ingraham After She Publicly Defends Racist, Neo-Nazi
During “The Ingraham Angle,” Fox News host Laura Ingraham featured a number of "prominent voices censored on social media” that she claimed had been victimized by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to Business Insider.
Ingraham claimed that this a liberal attempt to "silence conservative voices" ahead of the 2020 election.
The individuals featured included conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, far-right activist Laura Loomer, far-right media figure Candace Owens, and Paul Nehlen.
Nehlen is infamous for his fringe conspiracy theories and open support for the white supremacists who marched at a 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Nehlen's online presence is also marked with racist and anti-Semitic social media posts.
After many viewers expressed shock over Nehlen’s inclusion in the segment, the Fox network hit back at criticism from CNN, saying that it was "obscene to suggest [Ingraham] was defending [Nehlen].”
"It is obscene to suggest that Laura Ingraham was defending Paul Nehlen's despicable actions especially when some of the names on the graphic were pulled from an Associated Press report on best known political extremists banned from Facebook.”
"Anyone who watches Laura's show knows that she is a fierce protector of freedom of speech and the intent of the segment was to highlight the growing trend of unilateral censorship in America."
Others say that Ingraham’s segment failed to point out that the featured individuals were extremists.