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Jeanine Pirro Revels In Brittney Griner’s Prison Sentence: She Won’t  Hear The National Anthem ‘For The Next Nine Years’

It probably shouldn’t surprise anyone that a Fox News employee would be reveling in the fact that WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in a Russian prison this week for the “crime” of having a couple of cannabis vape cartridges in her luggage. Those cartridges, it should be noted, had been prescribed by a medical doctor to help Griner alleviate pain from playing basketball.

But Fox host Jeanine Pirro went way over the line with her comments on the sentence, with Media Matters reporting:

“Let’s talk about Brittney Griner. I’m tired of everyone saying she’s a hostage and she’s a political prisoner and all this stuff. She’s been going to Russia since 2014, right? Playing basketball there, making a million dollars or whatever she makes. And she knows what the laws are in Russia. She’s got a vape with cannabis and hashish oil in the vape. She doesn’t deny that it’s hers, she doesn’t deny that she packed it, she just says, I was in a rush.”

As you’d expect, Pirro was just getting warmed up, and she was far from finished doing her verbal dance all over an American citizen’s misfortune:

C”Was the sentence extremely long, overbearing? Absolutely, okay? But she committed a crime. The fact that it’s not a crime in this country — although I don’t know about the hashish oil — doesn’t mean Russia has to abide by our laws. So let’s get all of this straight. She goes to their country, she knows their laws, she knows their culture. And she never said that she was wrongfully interrogated or that somebody planted it on her or that she didn’t put it in there. She said, I was in a rush, I didn’t mean to break the law. Well, hell, most people don’t intend to break the law, except for when they get caught.”

Co-host Sandra Smith asked Pirro:

“So what are you saying? They shouldn’t have this law?”

That led the heartless Pirro to respond:

“No, what I’m saying is, let’s just take off the table the woman who hates the national anthem, who probably is not going to hear it for the next nine years if she’s over there. And that’s something else that tees the hell out of me. You know, you don’t want to hear it, you don’t even want to come out of the locker room? Forget you’re going to take a knee.”

Yeah, thanks a lot, Jeanine. Isn’t it about time for you to grab an extra large box of wine?

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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