Fox's Laura Ingraham Faces Backlash After Going on Racist Tirade

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Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham said she disavows the support of white nationalists and claims that her views about the nation's demographic changes have been distorted.

Her commentary this week leading into the one-year anniversary of a white nationalist demonstration that turned violent in Charlottesville, Virginia, has also drawn attention to how Fox speaks to an audience that is overwhelmingly white.

Ingraham decried "massive demographic changes" that have been "foisted" on Americans.

Many took to Twitter to respond, with some critics labeling "The Ingraham Angle" host "racist". She's relying on the false belief that people are on her side, Cuomo notes, because "84 percent of those surveyed in June called legal immigration a good thing, and you know what, that number should be higher". The couple, originally from Slovenia, were long-time green card holders in the U.S.

Fox News management hasn't discussed the matter publicly.

"I see zero difference between what Laura Ingraham is saying on mainstream cable and what the Nazi was saying in front of his house", Jones said. "They're saying the people are the problem, not just the entry".

"Much of this is related to both illegal and, in some cases, legal immigration that, of course, progressives love", she said of America's changing demographics. "America does not need to become great again, she will only become greater by being more of what she already is".

At the top of "The Ingraham Angle", she weighed in on a podcast's recent interview with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic candidate for a House seat in NY, in which she said the upper-middle-class, moderate Americans many in the Democratic Party try to pander to no longer exist. Her comments were endorsed by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, presumably the "racist freak" she was addressing Thursday night.

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