Laura Ingraham

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And a dirty dozen more
What if we just cut off the unemployment [aid]? Hunger is a pretty powerful thing.
—Laura Ingraham on her Fox News segment, August 2021.[1]
We are all officially working for an organization that hates us.
—Ingraham, complaining about the 'news' side of Fox on November 16, 2020 for doing fact checking of her broadcast[2]

Laura Ingraham (1963–) is an American conservative talk radio host, television personality, and Ann Coulter knock-off. During the 1980s, Ingraham was the first female editor of the Dartmouth Review and then a speechwriter in the Reagan administration. During the 1990s, she became a commentator for CBS and MSNBC. She launched her radio show, 'The Laura Ingraham Show' in 2001. She occasionally filled in for Bill O'Reilly and other Fox News hosts.[3] She currently hosts her own Fox News program, The Ingraham Angle. Due to similarity in names and people too high on rage to properly read bylines, vitriol intended for Ingraham ends up directed to Australian reporter Lauren Ingram with depressing frequency.[4]

Dartmouth Review[edit]

Ingraham began her career as a pundit at the Dartmouth Review, Dartmouth College's student-run conservative rag. During her stint at the Review, she met and dated fellow wingnut Dinesh D'Souza and helped to out members of the university's gay-straight alliance.[5] Despite her status as a Dartmouth alum, she enjoys railing against "elites" with fancy-pants college degrees.[6]


The salute in question

At the 2016 Republican convention, Ingraham stuck out her right hand in a way that closely resembles a Nazi salute. Her older brother, Curtis Ingraham, publicly accused her of being a Nazi sympathizer, and stated "We grew up with an abusive, alcoholic father who was a Nazi sympathizer. Like father like daughter?! This was the familial soil that gave bloom to my sister's anger."[7]

Political positions[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. Laura Ingraham: "What if we just cut off the unemployment? Hunger is a pretty powerful thing." Twitter. Archive.
  2. What key players at Fox News said about the network and its viewers by Sarah Ellison et al. (March 10, 2023 at 1:17 p.m. EST) The Washington Post.
  3. Laura Ingraham, Reporting for W2004, Howard Kurtz, Washington Post
  5. 5.0 5.1 Laura Ingraham: Right-Wing Radio's High Priestess of Hate, Rory O'Connor, Huffington Post
  6. See Shut Up & Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN Are Subverting America
  8. Laura Ingraham: I Will Always be Against Gay Marriage, Queerty
  9. O’Reilly, Ingraham Criticize “Dopey Parents” For Supporting Their Transgender Son, Equality Matters
  10. O’Reilly Factor Guest Infuriates Laura Ingraham With Claim That Farrakhan Is A ‘Private Citizen’, Frances Martel, Mediaite
  11. Ingraham: Obama Has A "Maniacal Adherence" To "The Church Of The Global Warming", Media Matters
  12. Noted climate scientist Ingraham says emails indicate "shocking scientific fraud," global warming a "lie", Media Matters
  13. O'Reilly calls Ingraham "a blind ideologue" and "a Kool-Aid drinker" after she criticizes his praise of Michelle Obama, Media Matters
  14. [1], Media Matters
  15. Conservative media is familiar with Buffalo suspect’s alleged ‘theory’ by Paul Farhi (May 15, 2022) The Washington Post.