Fox News' Laura Ingraham gets blasted for her latest attack on Pete Buttigieg
Fox News host Laura Ingraham has a reputation for being anti-gay and homophobic. Even her own brother, who is gay, publicly called her "a monster" last year.
“Our father was a Nazi sympathizer, racist, anti-Semite and homophobe,” Curtis Ingraham, who is gay, wrote, as NBC News reported. “Like father like daughter?”
The list of Ingraham's attacks on the LGBT community is long. She has engaged in transphobic attacks, and once used NAMBLA, a heinous and essentially defunct group in an attempt to paint the venerable Southern Poverty Law Center as dangerous and un-American.
GLAAD notes Ingraham "has an extensive record of attacking the LGBTQ community including repeatedly calling medically necessary transgender healthcare 'child abuse,' fearmongering by comparing LGBTQ rights to incest, and using her platform to aggressively target the transgender community."
On Monday she added to that list, targeting Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, and calling him "sanctimonious and self-righteous."
Mayor Pete comes off as more sanctimonious and self-righteous here than most Evangelical Christians I've met: "Butt… https://t.co/onbI6YT2RT— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham)1554755713.0
If that wasn't enough, Ingraham last week targeted Buttigieg on her Fox News show:Meanwhile, Twitter was quick to respond to Ingraham's attacks. Take a look:
your gay brother called you a homophobic “monster” six months ago and your faculty advisor at dartmouth said you ha… https://t.co/ju4U0a8fYf— Marlow Stern (@Marlow Stern)1554757431.0
so tell us why you *really* don't like pete buttigieg and cut the bullshit— Marlow Stern (@Marlow Stern)1554758626.0
So we can *at least* agree most evangelical Christians are sanctimonious and self-righteous? https://t.co/t8QA4rmVDk— Jeff Hoover (@Jeff Hoover)1554758680.0
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics What is it that you’re trying to say, Laura? Is there an argument there? He dropped the… https://t.co/Tu3Rr4E8Fk— ltira2 (@ltira2)1554757402.0
One of the main problems is the phony Christians who have no compassion or real belief !! https://t.co/OepM9SvLlQ— Tom Lonepine (@Tom Lonepine)1554758255.0
Mike Pence fought for years to prevent many people from marrying who they love. Yet Ingraham thinks criticism of th… https://t.co/ZMNHHm6hND— Jason Campbell (@Jason Campbell)1554756225.0
@DieterKMiller1 @IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics He has been one of the few politicians that had brought many hypocrites… https://t.co/kUJuqD9Ruq— LTC (Ret) Rey Ramos-Rivera (@LTC (Ret) Rey Ramos-Rivera)1554756390.0
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics But Mayor Pete is right— Pat Bradley (@Pat Bradley)1554755904.0
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics Mayor Pete is spot on. Fabulous response to homophobes far and wide.— BON (@BON)1554758686.0
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics What is sanctimonious about his statement to Pence? Pence believe that being gay is an… https://t.co/I6Y6lYx47D— Rich Willson (@Rich Willson)1554756433.0
@IngrahamAngle @CNNPolitics Mayor Pete is completely right!— Dick Castrati (@Dick Castrati)1554755819.0