Seems that “SNL” impression by Cecily Strong may be closer to the mark than we thought
Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show got a late start on Saturday night due to “technical difficulties” — but when the former New York state judge did appear nearly 15 minutes into her show, her usually perfectly coifed hair was disheveled and she seemed to be tipsy in her verbal delivery.
“We apologize for the technical difficulties,” Pirro said at the top of her show after anchor Jackie Ibanez covered for her absence during the first quarter of the one-hour show.
“Just the other … day the president talked, or was hoping, about the possibility of reopening everything on Easter Sunday, uh, in a way where we could kind of come out of this quarantine, as loose as it may be, that we’re involved in,” Pirro said at one point.
A rep for Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Twitterverse quickly had a field day with the episode of “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” with many noting Cecily Strong’s impression of a liquor-toting, drink-spilling Pirro on “Saturday Night Live.”
“Has anyone noticed that a number of Trump’s most passionate fans (“Judge” Jeanine, Giuliani, Kudlow) often appear to be drunk as a skunk when they defend him on TV?” asked Jeet Heer, a correspondent for The Nation.
New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica suggested that the show could be retitled “Happy Hour With Judge Jeanine.”
And actress Minnie Driver, using a vulgar British term for drunk, suggested she was “the only fantastic side effect of #COVID19 sublime content” on Fox News.
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