The Fox News host, who was previously roasted by Hollywood and beyond after telling LeBron James and Kevin Durant to "shut up and dribble" instead of talk politics, is under fire for trying to make the case on her program Wednesday night that immigration -- both legal and illegal -- is ruining America.
In a segment she called "the left's effort to remake America," the conservative TV personality argued "the America that we know and love doesn't exist anymore."
"Massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don't like. From Virginia to California, we see stark examples of how radically, in some ways, the country has changed," she said. "Now much of this is related to both illegal and, in some cases, legal immigration."
She went on to tell her viewers about four instances of illegal immigrants or refugees hurting people while in America, and demanded more border protection. She tried to tell her viewers "it's not about race or ethnicity," but her critics didn't buy it.
"Westworld" star Jeffrey Wright tweeted it was an example of Ingraham "confessing her obvious racist paranoia," and actor Michael Rapaport described her as "down and dirty."
"Anchorman" director Adam McKay retweeted journalist Oliver Willis' thoughts: "Watch that Laura Ingraham video when you're feeling a bit wobbly about being involved in politics. Look into the face of absolute evil to remind you of where you stand and the America you're fighting for."
"Ellen" producer Andy Lassner pointed out to his followers that Ingraham's monologue was endorsed by former KKK leader David Duke, who tweeted, "One of the most important (truthful) monologues in the history of [mainstream media]."
Those are just a few of the 82,000 tweets and counting that are spilling into the Twitterverse as the backlash -- which of course includes threats to boycott her program's sponsors -- continues to brew. We're eagerly waiting for "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo to chime in, considering she wanted to throw down with Ingraham for targeting King James.
Laura Ingraham and the far right see multiculturalism as a sign America lost itself. Wrong. It's a sign that it found itself. Our greatest accomplishment isn't Christianity, military, Silicon Valley, NFL, Hollywood or Wall St. It's being the world's most successful melting pot.