Laura Ingraham is taking a 'preplanned vacation' as advertisers flee her show

02 April, 2018, 11:23 | Author: Julian Swanson
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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".

Hours after Ingraham's initial tweet, Hogg published a list of her biggest advertisers and asked his social media followers to spring to action. Companies that have pulled their ads from the show include TripAdvisor, Expedia, Hulu and Johnson & Johnson.

The anchor made the announcement when she signed off her show Friday evening, which capped a week of controversy in which she saw more than a dozen advertisers flee her show.

"I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight", Hogg said on Twitter.

- Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough.

Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 23, 2018.

"As always, he's welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion".

Hogg said Ingraham's attacks were "really, really stupid", adding that the subsequent backlash shows that people are fed up with her and the scourge of gun violence.

"We also believe Americans can disagree while still being agreeable, and that the free exchange of ideas within a community, in a peaceful manner, is the cornerstone of our democracy", the company said, according to The New York Times. It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children.

Nutrish was the first to say it would stop advertising on Ingraham's program, and other brands followed.

In response to an email, Fox News said Ingraham's break was a "preplanned vacation with her kids".

The online home-goods retailer told HuffPost, "The decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values".

Fox News, which has not offered a statement, has faced a number of ad boycotts in recent years.

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