Laura Ingraham Pushes Back on White Supremacist Controversy - 2019-05-31
Laura Ingraham brought a new swirl of controversy around her Fox News Channel program Thursday night after a graphic on her show, "The Ingraham Angle," highlighted a range of controversial figures she described as "prominent voices censored on social media."
Among the people featured in the graphic were digital provocateur Alex Jones; actor and Republican supporter James Woods; right-wing protester Laura Loomer; and Paul Nehelen, a former candidate for Congress in Wisconsin whose views have been described as supporting white supremacy and antisemitism.
"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," Fox News said in a statement. "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."