Laura Ingraham is at it again. On last night’s episode of her Fox News show, she invited John Cox, a Republican candidate for governor of California, and Enrique Morones, founder of immigration reform and human rights organization Border Angels, for what she deemed a “spirited” debate on the topic of sanctuary cities.
Unfortunately for Ingraham, Morones saw right through her and decided to have a little fun. When she introduced him, Morones quipped, “I’m glad David Hogg let you back on the air,” referring to that one time Ingraham lost a bunch of advertisers after attacking Stoneman Douglas survivor David Hogg.
Morones then went on to say that the majority of Californians actually do support its sanctuary state policies, despite Republican-heavy areas like San Diego County and Orange County voting to support the Trump administration’s lawsuit against the state. But he was interrupted by Ingraham who, not to be outdone by Morones’ crack, dished some ‘tude of her own: “Hey Enrique, you might not be aware of this concept: it’s called facts?”
Nice one. Then I suppose all bets were off because when Cox went on about the “revolution brewing” against undocumented immigrants and declared that he would be the next governor of California, Morones hit him with the, “I don’t even know who this guy is. Who is this guy? I’ve never even heard of him.”
Ingraham chastised him for being “rude” and Morones brought it home: “Where’s your sponsors? David Hogg got rid of half of them. High school kids shut you down.” That’s when Ingraham kicked him off the show before going on a long soliloquy about how a “rabid pro-illegal immigration activist” was “demonizing” the people he disagreed with—even though “rabid pro-illegal immigration activist” is about as demonizing as it gets.
It’s kind of sad that Ingraham was able to quickly capitalize on the moment to reinforce the image Fox has concocted of people who have empathy for undocumented immigrants, but Morones did give Ingraham exactly what she deserved.
Either way, it’s good to know that the David Hogg thing—which, again, happened because Ingraham attacked Hogg on Twitter—is still such a sore spot that the mere mention of him is enough to get you kicked off her show.