Jeanine Pirro, Fox News blame erratic at-home show on ‘technical difficulties’ — while Gretchen Carlson criticizes TV host – By Erin Donnelly (Yahoo TV) / March 29 2020
Fox News and Jeanine Pirro are speaking out after an erratic broadcast Saturday night prompted speculation that the Justice with Judge Jeanine host was under the influence.
As Mediaite reports, the 68-year-old former prosecutor and New York State judge’s show was delayed 15 minutes thanks to “technical problems.” But once on-air, Pirro — broadcasting from home due to the coronavirus pandemic — appeared out of sorts, her hair tousled. At one point she cracked to guest Lisa Boothe, appearing via satellite from her parents’ home, “I’ll just tell you, I can’t see you, so everything looks different to me. We should just call each other.”
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) March 29, 2020
The clips — which also saw music playing over Boothe’s final remarks — raised eyebrows online, with commenters floating the theory that Pirro was intoxicated.
The TV personality waded in to set the record straight after one commenter said she had “drunk girl hair.” Pirro explained that an IFB (interruptible foldback, a sort of intercom system used by broadcasters) had snagged in her hair. She added that her location was “not prepared to broadcast” due to a lack of connection, teleprompter or visual aids (such as a monitor beaming in Boothe and other guests).