Called Out

Laura Ingraham’s brother: ‘She’s echoing our father’s anger and racism’

Criticism of Fox News host Laura Ingraham isn’t just confined to #Resist Twitter. According to her own brother, she’s the “queen of snipe” who channels their father.

This Tuesday, Curtis Ingraham took to Twitter and said his sister’s rants are a textbook example of “like father like daughter.”

“How humiliating to hear these echos [sic] of our father’s anger and racism broadcast about. Shame on my sister!” he said in response to a clip of her defending confederate statues.

In another tweet, he said that he’s “disgusted that she continues to support this presidential disgrace.”

“They are two bullies at the pulpit … and what a profitable pulpit it has been for each,” he wrote. “Shameful!”

Curtis Ingraham has talked about his displeasure with his sister before. In an interview with VICE last month, he said that he and Laura were raised in an “abusive” household with an alcoholic father who was also a Nazi sympathizer.

As The Wrap points out, Curtis also slammed his sister publicly in the wake of an advertiser boycott of her show after she criticized Parkland shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg.

“Once again, I am in full support of David Hogg. My sister’s recent comments likening child detention centers to summer camps is beyond disturbing. Where is her humanity? Sad and tragic,” he tweeted in June. “My sister’s repeated mean spirited, flip and insensitive remarks makes me, her brother, question her very humanity. Your continued sponsorship is disturbing to say the least.”

Curtis’s tweets don’t get a lot of engagement due to his moderate following, but his criticisms have been highlighted in major media outlets. In an interview with the Daily Beast this September, he that his thinks she’s “a monster.”

“She’s very smart, she’s well-spoken, but her emotional heart is just kind of dead,” he said.

Speaking to NBC News in September, the Fox News host said she was “shocked and saddened to learn of these false and hurtful online postings.” Although they’ve been estranged for many years, she says she “misses him very much.”

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