Laura Ingraham's advertisers are fleeing; Here's the list
02 April, 2018, 11:21 | Author: Rita Burton
Ingraham offered an apology Thursday to Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg - one Hogg did not accept - after she posted a Daily Wire story about several college rejections the Valentine's Day mass shooting survivor and gun control advocate had received.
The teen ignited a firestorm as he called for a boycott of Ingraham's advertisers after his feelings were hurt, a move that has since seen almost a dozen companies pull their ads from the Fox News Channel's primetime show, "The Ingraham Angle".
Hogg - who has amassed more than 650,000 Twitter followers himself - responded by tweeting a list of 12 companies that he said were sponsors of Ingraham's show, The Ingraham Angle. Office Depot, Jenny Craig, Hulu, Nutrish, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Wayfair, StitchFix, Nestlé and Johnson & Johnson said they would pull ads from the show.
If this seems somewhat familiar, you may remember that it was about a year ago when longtime Fox News host Bill O'Reilly took what he said was a pre-planned break while dealing with an exodus of advertisers from his program.
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I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough.
Hogg, one of the leaders of the March for Our Lives movement and an outspoken gun control activist in the wake of the shooting at his high school, also called out Ingraham for her comments earlier this year about National Basketball Association stars LeBron James and Dwayne Wade. In an interview on CNN, he said, "She's only apologizing after a third of her advertisers pulled out ..." It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. Fox dropped O'Reilly from the network soon after, though it's unclear how much the loss of advertisers contributed to the network's decision.
In response to an email, Fox News said Ingraham's break was a "preplanned vacation with her kids". A Fox News representative was not immediately available for comment.
"As always, he's welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion". Hannity fans then launched a boycott of Keurig posting videos of themselves destroying their coffee makers on social media. "In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency", the statement added.
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