Laura Ingraham announces week off air as advertisers flee

“Fox News show host Laura Ingraham announced on her show late Friday that she is taking next week off, after almost a dozen advertisers dropped her show after the conservative pundit mocked a teenage survivor of the Florida school massacre on Twitter,” as Reuters is reporting.

“Eleven companies so far have pulled their ads after a pushback by Parkland student David Hogg, 17, who called for a boycott of her advertisers.

“Hogg took aim at the host’s show, ‘Ingraham Angle,’ after she taunted him on Twitter on Wednesday, accusing him of whining about being rejected by four colleges to which he had applied.

“Hogg is a survivor of the Feb. 14 mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Parkland suburb of Fort Lauderdale. He and other classmates have become the faces of a new youth-led movement calling for tighter restrictions on firearms.

“Hogg tweeted a list of a dozen companies that advertise on ‘The Ingraham Angle’ and urged his supporters to demand that they cancel their ads.

“On Thursday, Ingraham tweeted an apology ‘in the spirit of Holy Week,’ saying she was sorry for any hurt or upset she had caused Hogg or any of the ‘brave victims’ of Parkland.

“But her apology did not stop companies from departing.”

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Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

3 thoughts on “Laura Ingraham announces week off air as advertisers flee”

  1. Even with Fox’s standards, she has always been extremely vile by any measure. Just her “tone” alone is like fingernails on a blackboard, or chewing aluminum foil with fillings.. She even rivals that homunculus “Judge Jeanine Pirrot”. Fox has really set a new low for humanity (or even Hannity).

  2. I’m happy that she was put in her place by a 17 year old. Hopefully she has learned a lesson from this and will tone it down

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