“I want to start tonight by addressing my commentary at the top of last night’s show. A message to those who are distorting my views, including all white nationalists and especially one racist freak whose name I will not even mention. You do not have my support, you don’t represent my views and you are antithetical to the beliefs I hold dear. The purpose of last night’s angle was to point out that the rule of law – meaning secure borders – is something that used to bind our country together.
“And despite what some may be contending – I made explicitly clear that my commentary had nothing to do with race or ethnicity, but rather a shared goal of keeping America safe, and her citizens safe and prosperous. My concern will continue to remain with the families who have suffered the tragic results of illegal immigration, the children put in dangerous and unfair situations at the border, and all those border agents around the country who work to keep our country safe.” – Laura Ingraham, in the opening to last night’s show.
The “racist freak” she mentions is former KKK leader David Duke, who posted and then deleted an exulting tweet in response to Ingraham’s Wednesday night lament of America’s changing demographics “which none of us vote for and most of use don’t like.” Yesterday dozens of media figures and politicians denounced Ingraham and Twitter activists renewed their call for an advertiser boycott.