Fox News replaces ‘Judge Jeanine’ in line-up this weekend; no comment on follow-on plans

Fox News replaces ‘Judge Jeanine’ in line-up this weekend; no comment on follow-on plans
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[Ed. – It’s not clear what tightrope Fox may think it’s walking.  Clearly, Fox news viewers would favor keeping Judge Jeanine on the air.  Her broadcast would probably be a bigger draw on 16 March, in fact.  The outrage faction against Pirro isn’t part of FNC’s core audience.  Presumably it’s trying to go after her sponsors – but Fox has to know that caving to the attack-the-sponsors gambit will just keep it coming back bigger and bigger.  Better to ride it out and get a win with a relatively cheaply produced show than have to make a stand with a big, expensive one (like Tucker Carlson’s).]

“Judge Jeanine” isn’t holding court Saturday night.

Fox News Channel replaced tonight’s broadcast of Jeanine Pirro’s weekly program with a repeat episode of its documentary series “Scandalous,” just days after the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news network said it condemned remarks the outspoken host made about Minnesota Democrat Ihan Omar.

The change in Fox News’s schedule was evident in an on-screen cable guide. But a Pirro broadcast had been placed in newspaper TV listings for this evening.

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When reached for comment, a Fox News spokesperson said, “We’re not commenting on internal scheduling matters” and declined to elaborate.

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