Fox News host Jeanine Pirro got on the air on Thursday to push an incredibly racist conspiracy theory adopted by multiple white supremacist hate groups about how people of color are looking to “replace” white people.
“You’ve got people with, we’ve got voter rolls, that haven’t been purged of dead people in years where the Democrats have resisted that,” she said to Fox Nation’s Todd Starnes during a 12-minute interview.
“Think about it. It’s a plot to remake America, to replace American citizens with illegals that will vote for the Democrats.”
Fox host Jeanine Pirro echoes the racist El Paso terrorist manifesto, claims Dems want to "replace American citizens with illegals” https://t.co/qtKRwxGI7K— Jon Passantino (@passantino) August 30, 2019
Whether the reason for it is to crush Republicans or the mythical “white genocide,” the “replacement” conspiracy theory goes back decades and has deeply antisemitic as well as racist roots. According to GQ, the most modern version of this hateful theory goes back to The Turner Diaries, a 1978 novel by neo-Nazi William Luther Pierce.
Extremist expert J.M. Berger estimates that this piece of fiction has inspired at least 200 murders, and the conspiracy theory was cited by the El Paso shooter who murdered 22 people, explicitly targeting Latinx individuals.
Pirro has been plugging her new book, which is also about the white supremacist conspiracy theory, called Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left’s Plot to Remake America. And you’ll never guess who is helping to promote this love letter to racism.
.@JudgeJeanine Pirro is following up her #1 Best Seller with another book that is destined to also be #1 – “Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left's Plot to Remake America.” Out today, go get it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2019
Versions of the “replacement” theory have been popping up all over Fox News and other right-wing media outlets, not to mention in Republican politicians’ mailers and speeches.
Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson is on air insisting that the entire idea of white supremacy in the U.S. is a “hoax.” Many people of color, who are put in serious danger by these racist theories, beg to differ.
This is the kind of dangerous, delusional rhetoric that endangers the lives of Latinos and other minorities in our country.— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) August 30, 2019
Jeanine Pirro should not be given a platform on any legitimate, respectable news media to make these wild, racist, 1930s-Germany-type claims. https://t.co/4RFy3bpfiE
ADOS pushes this EXACT same white supremacist propaganda....— Ms. Imani (@ImaniKushan) August 29, 2019
claiming that the Democrats are trying to "replace American citizens with illegals who will vote" for them.
That is NO movement. #MuteADOShttps://t.co/b6Eoi7TL8z
https://t.co/xoOQm0YddB— Armando Quinones (@VluXIIIMando) August 30, 2019
This is deeply concerning , she believes in the white supremacist “ great replacement” theory . Republicans and white people are afraid of becoming a minority because they know they’ll lose power. They’ve had the majority and the power for centuries .
Jeanine Pirro becomes the latest Fox newsbigot to parrot the racist murderers of Jews in Pittsburgh and Latinos in El Paso, saying there’s a plot to replace white Americans with brown immigrants.— Victor Laszlo (@Impolitics) August 29, 2019
Yes, it’s nuts... on the other hand, who WOULDN’T want to replace Jeanine Pirro?
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