Advertisers reject Left’s attempt to silence Fox News’ Laura Ingraham
No companies have pulled ads from Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show since anti-gun activist David Hogg came after her again with another call to boycott her advertisers in a tweet on Tuesday, Variety reports.
Hogg called for a boycott of Ingraham’s advertisers after she described illegal immigrant child detention facilities as “essentially summer camps.”
Hogg’s call for a boycott came despite Ingraham’s attempts to clarify her comment. On her show on Monday, she explained she was referencing a report published in The San Diego Union-Tribune that described “many elements” of the Casa San Diego, an El Cajon facility, as “seem[ing] like what one would expect from a boarding school.”
But it wasn’t good enough for Hogg. He blasted her on Twitter, saying, “If we get these advertisers pulled maybe @Ingraham will have to become a camp counselor and learn how wrong she is.” He listed seven advertisers including Sirius XM Radio, Ace Hardware and John Deere.
Hogg’s proposal is nothing new. He previously called for a boycott of her show’s advertisers in March after Ingraham called him out for not being admitted to certain colleges.
After rejecting a public apology, Hogg’s boycott massively backfired, causing a 20 percent increase in viewership for Ingraham.
THANK YOU: Boomerang! Since Left's Boycott Began, Ingraham Viewership Up 20% https://t.co/ak6d4j0Qxm
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 16, 2018
In response to Hogg’s latest boycott call, Fox News released the following statement:
“Laura Ingraham’s very personal, on-the-ground commitment to the plight of impoverished and abandoned children — specifically in Guatemala — speaks for itself. So too does her strong belief in a commonsense, legal immigration system, which will continue to be a focus of her show. FOX News will never tolerate or give in to attempts to silence diverse viewpoints by agenda-driven intimidation efforts.”