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Jeannine Pirro Isn't Making a Threat Against Biden; She's Trying to Scare White People

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 13, 2020 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 13, 2020 |


One thing I’ve come to dislike in politics almost as much as anything else is the bad-faith argument, and specifically Fox News personalities like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity. They are constantly outraged about things they don’t actually give a sh*t about. It’s the whole Fox News shtick: whataboutism combined with bad-faith arguments, all designed to avoid having to address the merits of their own President. The entire “the Obama Administration was investigating the Trump campaign” is a bad-faith argument. Hell, birtherism was a bad-faith argument; no one with half a brain actually believes that bullshit. I don’t like bad-faith arguments when the Republicans do it, and I don’t like it when the Democrats do it.

Last night on Fox News, Jeannine Pirro predicted something bad would happen to Joe Biden in the next two months and he wouldn’t even be on the ticket.

Last night and this morning, Democrats are going ballistic, suggesting that the FBI should look into this because Jeannine Pirro is threatening Joe Biden.

Come on, now. Jeannine Pirro is not threatening Joe Biden. Jeannine Pirro couldn’t get out of her living room without tripping over empty boxes of wine.

An empty threat against the life of Joe Biden is not what’s going on here. What’s going on here is that Jeannine Pirro is trying to scare Fox News viewers into believing that the harmless, old-white guy leading in all the polls might die, and then what happens? Fox News wants its viewers to think that it’s inevitable that a Kamala Harris will be put in charge of the country, and while they can deal with Joe Biden running America, the thought of a Black woman running the country terrifies them.

That is all this is. Jeannine Pirro is not threatening Joe Biden. She’s trying to scare her viewers into believing that a Black woman — from Oakland, no less! — could become the President. I know a few Fox News viewers — family members — who have grown somewhat disillusioned with Trump, and probably wouldn’t mind the stability and lack of drama that comes with Joe Biden, but the thought of Kamala Harris running the country would terrify their racist asses. Jeannine Pirro is playing exactly into that.

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