Laura Ingram, in a monologue praised by David Duke, says, because of immigrants, “The America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore”

Last spring, when Fox News host Laura Ingraham decided to use her platform to personally attack a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, over a dozen companies, including the likes of Hulu and Office Depot, announced that they would no longer be running ads on the program. Ingraham took an unplanned leave of absence from the show, and, with time, some advertisers, like Ace Hardware, eventually came crawling back. [Advertisers love uninformed viewers, and Fox News has cultivated the largest audience of uninformed viewers known to mankind.] One would imagine the folks at Ace were assured, before announcing their return as a sponsor, that Ingraham, who has a long history of such things, would do her best in the future to tone down the hate speech to a barely audible, and plausibly deniable, dog whistle. Well, as we saw last night, that’s certainly not the case. In an unhinged rant about immigration, Ingraham, speaking to other clean white thoroughbreds like herself, brought her racial animus roaring to the surface, noting that “demographic changes” have stolen our country from us, the white European Americans who truly deserve to be here. “The America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore,” the racist Fox News host said.

As you might imagine, the rant got quite a bit of attention. Among those who approved wholeheartedly was “white nationalist politician, antisemitic conspiracy theorist, Holocaust denier, convicted felon, and former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan” David Duke, who called the monologue one of the most “important” and “truthful” in the history of American media.

While I don’t have an up-to-date list of all of Ingraham’s advertisers, I do know, through the magic of Twitter, how to reach @AceHardware, and you can be sure that I’ll be writing to them… They made a conscious decision to go back to Ingraham, after acknowledging that they understood just how dangerously toxic she was, and people should know that. Sadly, the only effective tool we have at our disposal right now, in this corporatocracy that we now live under, seems to be our choice as to where we spend our dollars, and I don’t see any reason why I’d support a company that knowingly promotes a viewpoint echoed by the likes of David Duke.

If Ace went back to Ingraham, and stayed with her over these past several months, as she told LeBron James to “shut up and dribble” when he came out against Donald Trump, and defended Alex Jones after Infowars was banned from several social media platforms, saying, “This is about freedom, and our access to information from sources we as individuals trust and like,” then, in my opinion, they deserve whatever might be coming their way.

I’ll just conclude by saying that this weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly white supremacist “Unite the Right” march through the streets Charlottesville, and it will be marked by a gathering of white nationalists in D.C., right next to Donald Trump’s White House, in Lafayette Park. David Duke, you might be interested to know, is scheduled to address the crowd.

This needs to stop, and stop right now. Just because some individuals “trust and like” her, does not mean we should allow such vile hate speech on our publicly-owned airwaves. And, if the federal government won’t step in, we have to compel those companies who depend on us to keep paying their shareholder dividends, to do the right thing.

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60 Comments

  1. iRobert
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    Maybe Ingraham was just mad at her immigrant children.

    From Wikipedia:

    “Ingraham, who has never married, is a single parent of three children: a girl from Guatemala whom she adopted in 2008; a boy she adopted at 13 months in 2009; and another boy she adopted in 2011. Both of the boys are from Russia.”

  2. iRobert
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    Through her adoption decisions, Ingraham has been foisting demographic changes on the America we knew and loved.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    Russians, you say. Do tell.

  4. iRobert
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    Is there a prohibition in Ingraham’s religious beliefs which is preventing her from owning a vibrator?

  5. John Brown
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Ok, primaries are over. Back to agitating for arming liberals and minorities against these goddamn nazi thugs. Part of what fuels their brazen public displays is of course the tacit approval in the White House and the faux news. But they are also showing an incredible level of hubris in their thuggery because they believe, that should the Govt stand aside, they have far superior threat of violence over the libtards. The last rebellious scum bags made this same critical error in the first Civil War. Lets make sure that we get the word out that their evil violence will beget righteous violence in whatever amount is required to destroy their racist cult.

  6. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    It is quite obvious the few white supremacists left in this country are precious to people like you. No matter how few they are you can use them to tar people who aren’t racist at all.

  7. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    You should organize a protest in front of Congdon’s hahaha! THAT’ll do a lot of good!

  8. CNBC's John Harwood
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    From dog whistle to primal scream.

  9. Kit
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    “the few white supremacists left in this country”

    Do you not have eyes to see? Do you not have ears to hear?

  10. John Brown
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    In real life we need to throw the nazis out of the Lifeboat.

  11. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    You people think Trump supporters are nazis. So there are (Carl Sagan impression) millions upon millions of nazi kkk white supremacists in a sort of bubbling national cauldron of hate…It’s over the top. You have become a parody of yourselves.

  12. wobblie
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    I’m still waiting, HW and EOS when is your great and glorious leader going to comment on the fiasco of a recovery operation in Puerto Rico that he led.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/puerto-rican-government-quietly-admits-1427-died-in-hurricane

    another 9-11 in deaths and the President thought enough of the tragedy to distribute paper towels.
    Nothing racist going on here, right?

  13. wobblie
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    In polling folks thoughts on Trump’s daily tweets, his popularity/support among African Americans has dropped to 1 % and 2%. The margin of error in this polling is allegedly 4.5%, so it is possible that he has 0 support.

    https://d25d2506sfb94s.cloudfront.net/cumulus_uploads/document/533y96bbod/tabs_Trump_Tweets_20180808.pdf

    Nothing racist going on here, right HW and EOS?

  14. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Hurricanes are racist. Mm hm. There were massive supplies there ready to go but the Puerto Rican government couldn’t seem to get it together to deliver them. So racist.

  15. wobblie
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/over-550-migrant-children-still-separated-from-their-parents

    Nothing racist going on here.

    HW go back and read your comments from last year about Puerto Rico and how good Trump was. Reality will force itself into your consciousness at some point, and because of your history, no one will care about how depressed you are.

  16. wobblie
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Now I understand why Trump wanted to end “chain migration” it is all about his hatred for his in-laws. If only the Democrats would have played ball he could have kept them from becoming citizens.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/09/nyregion/melania-trumps-parents-become-us-citizens.html

    the history of our immigration policy concerning “chain migration” was that when implemented white northern European immigration was slowing and being overtaken by dark skinned folks from more southern climates. When created in the 20’s it was to make it easier for white folks who already had relatives in the US to follow them. Trumps in-laws are the perfect example.

    nothing racist going on here.

  17. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    That’s funny because the NAACP has Trump at 21% African American approval. Despite how they frame it it is quite a disparity between your numbers and theirs. Why would minorities not begin to shut off the propaganda and notice that things are getting better? Getting a job beats the shit out of welfare. That’s what you like: welfare for blacks. Trump supporters like jobs for all Americans.

    You’ve got people on here probably including yourself who support EUGENICS against minorities and the poor in general. Jean literally said eugenicists like Sanger are people who care. Wtf are you doing calling people who are against that racist?

  18. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I think it is safe to say we are a mature country now. Back in the day we needed people to move here. How is it racist to say okay, maybe we don’t need millions of legal immigrants (let alone illegal) each year now?

  19. Lynne
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    I am kind of wondering who these non-racists are who are being unfairly tarred by association with David Duke and other Nazis. I have not seen it.

  20. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Trump supporters in general, dummy. Myself among them. Read your own posts.

  21. Lynne
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    I said *unfairly* tarred.

    Every Trump supporter voted for a man who has made racist statements, who has brought known racists into his administration, and who has since adopted racist policies. Supporting such a racist is itself a racist act. All Trump supporters are racist to a degree that they tolerate such racism and thus the criticism is fair. Granted, not all Trump supporters are as horrible as you, HW, but that is beside the point.

  22. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    But that is bullshit and I have told you why. All those claims fall apart when you have to back them up. You support eugenics against blacks and the poor. Your party is the party of slavery. Even in 1964 southern democrats voted against civil rights. It’s been a terrible time for black people under democrat leadership for a loooong time. Now in the Trump era it is beginning to get better (JOBS).

  23. wobblie
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-trump-supporter-police-black-state-20180809-story.html

    This is the USA nothing racist going on here, right?

  24. Lynne
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    You have told me why but you clearly are not someone who uses things like good logic to make points so it doesnt matter that you told me why YOU think it is bullshit.

    I mean for instance you are framing my support for women having the fundamental freedom to control their own bodies as eugenics against black people and the poor. That borders on the absurd. I think that says all we need to about your “logic”

    Do you think I have affinity for the racist Southern Democrats of the 60’s? Actually, it would be interesting to see how many who were southern dems in the 60’s and who are still alive voted in 2016. My guess is that because they are so racist, they found Trump’s message to be appealing. The parties change over time. Regardless, your lack of knowledge leads you to false premises which means even in the rare case where your logic is sound (and trust me, your use of logic is no where as skilled as you think it is), you STILL reach false conclusions. I think this may be what Jean is getting at when she dismisses logic as a means of finding truth. I dont entirely agree with her but do feel that starting with a good premise is necessary.

    I will agree that it has been a terrible time for black people in our entire history as a nation, including under Democrats. Just because you can reasonably draw a conclusion that all Trump voters are racists, it doesnt mean that most white Dems aren’t also racists to varying degrees. Most white people AND a significant number of black people hold negative stereotypes about black people. Our whole society is racist. Trump and his ilk are a bit more explicit in their racism but implicit racism is pretty widespread.

  25. Hyborian Wwarlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Hate to break it to you but the USA and the whole world have been dealing with race-based discrimination for a while now. Plenty of racism all around. Hillary Clinton for example had Robert Byrd, the former klansman as her top mentor. People shouting black lives matter terrorized Milwaukee. If a wacky guy calling the cops on someone in NYC is what we have been reduced to worrying about then I think that is a good sign.

  26. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Planned Parenthood is guided by eugenicist philosophy. How are they different now then when Sanger created it? They still target minorities and the poor by placing their facilities in rural and underserved areas. They even tout it as a good thing. The result is tens of thousands fewer “undesirables” get to experience being born and having a life. I do use logic. You have no idea what it is.

  27. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Tens of thousands per year that is. In Michigan alone. Millions over the years nationwide.

  28. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    ” Just because you can reasonably draw a conclusion that all Trump voters are racists, it doesnt mean that most white Dems aren’t also racists to varying degrees. Most white people AND a significant number of black people hold negative stereotypes about black people. Our whole society is racist. Trump and his ilk are a bit more explicit in their racism but implicit racism is pretty widespread.”

    Your definition of racism is racist. You think there is no such thing as racism against white people. You are discriminating based on race. That’s what racism is, not this bizarre specialized rationalization that only applies to minorities that a whole bunch of you share. Just take each individual as they are and stop trying to divide our country with this racist garbage.

  29. Lynne
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    PP locates their clinics where there is the most need. Richer people tend to have their own doctors and health insurance for reproductive services. Eugenics has no part in contemporary decisions regarding PP services (of which abortions are a very small part). Your “logic” doesn’t consider that there may be other reasons besides eugenics for higher rates of abortions among the poor and minorities at PP. There are many. Most are systemic.

    You say that I have no idea what logic is as if you think your understanding of the subject makes you qualified to make that judgement. I find that amusing.

  30. Lynne
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I think the problem is the word “racism” is a bit too broad to accurately describe all the different types of racism out there. It is true though that I dont see widespread discrimination against white people in our culture and in fact there is quite a lot of research that shows that white people face significantly less discrimination in the USA today than other racial groups.

    I also admit that I tend to use the word ‘racist’ often in situations where “prejudiced” would be a better choice. I actually know first hand that there is such a thing as prejudice against white people. But racism really speaks to systemic issues. You have to have both the prejudice and the systemic power to make your prejudice meaningful to really be a racist. I am not sure how you think I am discriminating against anyone based on race though.

  31. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    “Eugenics has no part in contemporary decisions regarding PP services (of which abortions are a very small part).”

    That’s your opinion. It’s not a fact. Considering the high percentage of abortions that are minorities I would say it probably does have a part in honest discussions. It seems obvious it is population control directed at certain kinds of people.

  32. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    “But racism really speaks to systemic issues. You have to have both the prejudice and the systemic power to make your prejudice meaningful to really be a racist. I am not sure how you think I am discriminating against anyone based on race though.”

    Because you classify white people as having “systemic power” and minorities as not having it instead of treating them as the individuals they are. There are all kinds of people of all races in this country. To divide them by race and not their individual behavior is in fact racist.

  33. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    It’s racist to the core. It’s like (standing in line to be sorted for branding) “You there! It has been determined you have sufficient whitey genetics to have systemic power therefore you are racist! It will only hurt for a few days. Now take it!”

    “Aaaarrrggh NOOooo I’m sorry! AHHHH!!!” *TSSSsssss*

  34. Lynne
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    One thing I find fascinating about HW’s type of racist denial of privilege and the systems which create such privilege is how they perceive any loss of privilege, or apparently even acknowledgement of it, as racist and discrimination against white people.

  35. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    …a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people…

    What are the privileges that all Americans with the requisite percent of European genetics are born with then that others are not?

  36. Sad
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    HW please go away.

    At least for a little bit. Pretty please.

  37. Sad
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Maybe take a little vacation. I hear there is a March in DC.

    There might be some good people.

  38. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Annoying little derp aren’t you?

  39. Sad
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Absolutely. And proud of it.

  40. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Picking up the slack for the disintegrating derps on here I see. That’s great.

  41. anonimal
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    @HW
    I like your hat, saw you Tuesday

  42. Jean Henry
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

    Was it a MAGA hat?

  43. John Brown
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Go see Blackkklansman. And if you haven’t already maybe it will motivate you to get some community defense training. Also renounce any racist bigot mf’ers from your life. Bigots must have consequences.

    Remember this wisdom,

    Non-violent resistance only works if your oppressor has a conscience. – Stokely Carmichael

  44. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    The only reason I post here is to see bigots like you people get fucked up. I never imagined what a bunch of pieces of shit there are around here pretending to be anti-racist.

  45. John Brown
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 9:36 pm | Permalink

    Some of the secondary “loser” characters in Blackkklansman you may recognize from MM comment section.

  46. Hyborian Warlord
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    The only losers are people like you with a desire to spread hatred. You will lose in ways that will be very clear. The good thing for you is you will gain in truth. “Expand your thinking.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpp9ulYMBcc&frags=pl%2Cwn

  47. Sad
    Posted August 10, 2018 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    I like LaBron James.

  48. iRobert
    Posted August 11, 2018 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    We shouldn’t be fighting amongst ourselves here. We should be coming up with solutions, and I think I have one.

    First of all, it’s very obvious that Laura Ingraham isn’t a terrible person. She’s just in desperate need of physical affection.

    I’m hoping HW might be willing to take one for the team on this one, and offer to provide Ingraham with some good lovin’.

    I know it may be unpleasant for a while, but a I think she’ll come around after a while.

  49. Posted August 11, 2018 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    So Ingrham is just one good lay away from attaining a human state? I know I should be offended, as that sounds sexists as fuck, but the writer in me can’t stop thinking about the narrative possibilities… Right now, I thinking about an alien species that, upon reaching the earth, needs to find mates before fully understanding what it means to be human…. Like what if Ingraham is one of QAnon’s humanoid lizard people, and, once she experiences intimacy, she completely changes? And what if the same goes for Stephen Miller?

  50. Posted August 11, 2018 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    “The few white supremacists left in this country”

    Hmmm…. The research says different.

    From New York magazine. “A Study Says That 24 Million Americans Have Alt-Right Beliefs. What Does that Number Mean?

    In conjunction with the first anniversary of the infamous (and lethal) white riot in Charlottesville, a study has been released by the University of Virginia’s Institute for Family Studies about mass subscription to the racist tenets of the so-called “alt-right.” Based on very solid data from the 2016 American National Election Survey, the study suggests that people who answer three questions positively in the survey probably shared the basic outlook of the alt-right:

    “Respondents were asked how important their race was to their identity on a five-point scale ranging from ‘not at all important’ to ‘extremely important. They were also asked a question measuring their feelings of white solidarity: ‘How important is it that whites work together to change laws that are unfair to whites?’ This followed the same five-point scale. Finally, we can assess survey respondents’ feelings of white victimization from their answers to the question of how much discrimination whites face in the U.S., also on a five-point scale, ranging from ‘none at all’ to a ‘great deal.'”

    Those who were at the higher end of the spectrum in positive reactions to all three questions are described as being “likely to find such movements [i.e., the alt-right] appealing.” And that seems plausible: maybe a relatively large number of white people think they are being picked on or discriminated against for their honkitude. But stressing one’s “white identity” and expressing “solidarity” with other white people to redress allegedly anti-white laws are a bit more exotic. So yes, someone whose feelings are strong on all those questions is probably not a good candidate for a racial harmony award.

    But here’s where things get a bit more subjective: The study concludes that about 12 percent of respondents fit the proto-alt-right profile. Given a total non-Hispanic white population of 198 million, that means 24 million people are at least objectively white racists, or so calculated Zack Beauchamp in his take on the study.

    Granted, that includes a lot of small children who probably haven’t formed strong impressions on racial issues, and might transcend their elders’ racism in any event. But while the Institute for Family Studies reassures us that its findings indicate “the Alt-Right and related movements have a low ceiling of possible support,” the idea that tens of millions of Americans are willing to confide racist attitudes to a surveyor is a bit alarming to me. Yes, 2016 was a year when under the tutelage of Donald Trump and other conservative opinion-leaders white folks were encouraged to throw off the shackles of “political correctness” and let their freak flags fly, so to speak. But still, from my experience as a white southerner I’d say the ratio of covert to open racists remains pretty high…

  51. EOS
    Posted August 11, 2018 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Mark,

    I’ve got a question for you. what would you expect the answers to be if the three questions were posed to blacks?

    “Respondents were asked how important their race was to their identity on a five-point scale ranging from ‘not at all important’ to ‘extremely important. They were also asked a question measuring their feelings of Black solidarity: ‘How important is it that Blacks work together to change laws that are unfair to blacks?’ This followed the same five-point scale. Finally, we can assess survey respondents’ feelings of black victimization from their answers to the question of how much discrimination blacks face in the U.S., also on a five-point scale, ranging from ‘none at all’ to a ‘great deal.”

    Why is one group encouraged to base their identity according to their race, to work together as a race to correct perceived injustices, and to identify as victims? Why do so many refuse to consider blacks as individuals who are capable of achieving their goals through personal effort? And of the two choices, which do you believe perpetuates racism and which regards the quality of an individual’s character?

  52. iRobert
    Posted August 11, 2018 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    My comments about Laura Ingraham are only sexist if I wouldn’t say the same about a man behaving like her.

    I generally wouldn’t make those sorts of comments about most men. So, yes, my comments are wildly sexist.

    The reason I wouldn’t generally make those sorts of comments about men is because men are mostly irreparably damaged monsters, which affection can’t rescue. Most women, however, aren’t so far gone.

  53. Jean Henry
    Posted August 12, 2018 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    “So Ingrham is just one good lay away from attaining a human state? I know I should be offended, as that sounds sexists as fuck,” — thanks for saying that, Mark.

    I’m going to give iRobert a generational white dude cluelessness pass on how dense he is to anything but the most obvious sexism and racism. That he is likely of my generation or close to it is depressing and explains a few things.

  54. Jean Henry
    Posted August 12, 2018 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    EOS— re ‘Why is one group”…. etc etc? Some handy reading for you:
    https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kwzjvz/dear-white-people-please-stop-pretending-reverse-racism-is-real

  55. iRobert
    Posted August 12, 2018 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Yes, Jean, I too am a geezer.

    I’ve declared my sexism and racism many times here. I’m very honest, open, and steadfast in my sexiest and racist beliefs.

    I do take great offense to being called “white” though. Ethnically I am far superior to almost all other people you’d label “white.” I’ve had my “23 & Me” profile done and my particular blend of genetics is superior to all others.

  56. iRobert
    Posted August 12, 2018 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I appreciate the “pass” though, Jean. Thank you.

  57. iRobert
    Posted August 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Spread the word, my sexist allies! We geezers get a pass on sexism!

  58. EOS
    Posted August 12, 2018 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    @ Jean,

    I didn’t mention or imply anything like reverse racism. Just pointed out how encouraging a whole race of people to consider themselves “victims” does nothing to ameliorate the situation. I told you before, I am not a victim – I am an overcomer. And the odds are ever in my favor, regardless of my race, sex, or SES.

  59. Jcp2
    Posted August 12, 2018 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Happy Hunger Games!

  60. Concerned Michiganian
    Posted August 13, 2018 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    Bernie 2020!

    Democratic wave 2018!

    We can do it!

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