Jeanine Pirro denies being drunk as a skunk live on Fox News, which is a drunken lie

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When I do watch cable news, I’ve been enjoying the glimpses of cable news anchors and link-up contributors in their homes. Many people choose bland office backgrounds for their set-ups, like a bookcase or a blank wall and that’s kind of boring. It’s also been interesting to see which women (and men) are capable of doing their own hair & makeup for television. I saw that Nicolle Wallace did an okay job with her work-from-home set-up and hair & makeup. But the Fox News ladies are having a tough time. Take Jeanine Pirro, who has a Big Drunk Energy normally. But that energy got magnified while she was broadcasting from home on Friday:

I used to drink. It’s been years, but I still remember that feeling of being really close to “drunk AF” but still managing to maintain some semblance of vague sobriety (in my own mind), and I probably sounded like this. Anyway, Pirro claims that she wasn’t drunk on air. Which is a drunken lie.

Jeanine Pirro has denied accusations of being drunk during Saturday’s episode of Justice With Judge Jeanine — which was the first to be broadcast from her home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Although several social media users questioned her appearance and demeanor, which included moments when Pirro seemingly stumbled over her words, as well as the Fox News show starting 15 minutes late, both Pirro and Fox News said that technical issues were to blame.

In response to a social media user who claimed she had “drunk girl hair” during the broadcast, Pirro explained that what they were seeing was an IFB, a type of earpiece worn by on-air hosts, “grabbing” at her hair. Pirro went on to write that at the time she was at home with “no staff around to notice,” adding that she was broadcasting “in a truck” that had “no connection, no visual and no teleprompter.”

Replying to another commenter who claimed she was intoxicated, Pirro wrote, “Keep hating. U wear it well.”

In a statement, Fox News said “several technical difficulties” were at play during the broadcast.

“Jeanine Pirro was broadcasting from her home for the first time when she encountered several technical difficulties which impacted the quality of her show, including the loss of a teleprompter,” a Fox News spokesperson told PEOPLE. “As we have previously said, we are operating with a reduced staff working remotely to ensure the health and safety of our employees in these unprecedented times.”

A source close to the network told PEOPLE that Pirro was not drunk and does not drink. The source also said there was no producer at Pirro’s home as everybody is currently working remotely. In addition, there was no one to do Pirro’s hair and makeup.

[From People]

Yeah, I actually believe that it was a clusterwhoops of bad sh-t happening, from technical difficulties to a janky wig to having to apply her own makeup with a shovel. But let’s be clear, she was absolutely drinking. Maybe she wasn’t “drunk” in the way an alcoholic would judge their sobriety. But she had definitely been drinking.

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  1. Tate says:

    She was drunk.

  2. Erinn says:

    A lot of these wealthy MAGA type shills seem more the pill popping type than the drinking kind. Both in some cases. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s just another rich woman mixing benzos with her wine.

  3. Becks1 says:

    She was definitely drunk. Not “wasted” but drunk.

  4. BL says:

    She definitely seemed pretty tipsy, but lordy, kind of impressive…

  5. Ann says:

    People are drinking more right now. The liquor section at my grocery store was very picked over. I don’t know how to feel about it. I really don’t like this woman and see why it’s dangerous for her to be spreading misinformation while drunk but also, in vino veritas… Loose lips sink ships. This is not good for Fox so, I dunno. Bottoms up?

    • Courtney B says:

      Fox is constantly spreading misinformation if only though cherry picking what they broadcast. Maybe hosting drunk will actually have the opposite effect and they’ll tell the truth. As yiu said, in vino veritas.

    • bluemoonhorse says:

      Liquor is also being bought as a disinfectant because rubbing alcohol is gone.

  6. HaHa says:

    Yeah, she’s lit but desperately trying to maintain LOL

  7. minx says:

    Drunk.

  8. Jessica Cozzola says:

    can’t say i blame her

  9. Aims says:

    she’s three sheets to the wind….

  10. Lightpurple says:

    Cecily Strong would have a field day with this

    • Yoyo says:

      On Twitter someone posted a short SNL clip of lady playing Pirro, falling out of her anchor chair, feet in the air, her co-host lost it.
      It should be floating around in YouTube.
      This woman just last year was caught DWI.

      • Lightpurple says:

        That’s Cecily Strong. She does a recurring bit of playing Judge Jeanine on Saturday Night Live’s Weekend update

      • Grant says:

        Cecily Strong is HILARIOUS as Judge Jeanine.

      • schmootc says:

        I enjoy how she seems to regularly spill her drink on Colin Jost. And he just takes it. It brings me joy.

  11. Chanteloup says:

    If I did that piss poor of a job I’d be making up apologies for being drunk, even if I wasn’t Because lordy, is she usually that terrible at her job?! yeeks

  12. KBeth says:

    Current state of the world I’m not judging anyone for being drunk.

  13. TheOriginalMia says:

    How does technical difficulties explain her hair, red cheeks, and glassy eyes? They don’t. Alcohol does.

  14. Catwoman says:

    C’mon haters! Where do you think the phrase “sober a a judge” originated?

  15. Molly says:

    There’s a very small part of me that feels bad that she clearly has a drinking problem, but then I remember she’s a MAGA stan. I hope she gets the help she clearly needs along with some time for self-reflection and growth.

    • Anna says:

      Same. Like, she’s detestable, but a.) she clearly has a problem, and b.) the world is terrifying right now. I genuinely hope she gets some help.

  16. Jamie says:

    “Pirro wrote, ‘Keep hating. U wear it well.’”

    LOL. That’s not a denial.