Laura Ingraham to Take 'Easter Break' from Show Amid Advertiser Boycotts

Nick Sanchez
April 2, 2018

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and gun control activist David Hogg rejected Laura Ingraham's apology for her comments calling attention to Hogg's failure to be accepted into some colleges, and he said she's a "bully" who "needs to be held accountable".

Ingraham told her Fox News show viewers on Friday that the trip is a Easter vacation.

He posted the names of her top advertisers on Twitter and urged his almost 700,000 followers to call those companies.

The 14 advertisers that have dropped Ingraham's show since Wednesday include: Office Depot, Liberty Mutual, Jenny Craig, Nutrish, Atlantis Paradise Island, Stitch Fix, Global investment group Principal, Johnson & Johnson, Hulu, Expedia, Nestle, Wayfair, Trip Advisor, and Ruby Tuesday.

More than a dozen advertisers have announced that they were pulling commercials from Ingraham's show, according to ThinkProgress. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I️ in this fight.

- Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. The former Fox News host had announced, after a series of Times investigations revealed he'd paid around $50 million to settle sexual harassment lawsuits, that he was taking a "pre-planned" vacation of a few days. Those calls have been met with equally passionate responses by Trump supporters who say they are determined to use their buying power to stand with the president and his family. It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children.

It seems the media saturation of Hogg and his fellow liberal classmates from the Florida high school where last month's mass shooting left 17 people dead, has worn out its welcome.

Travel website TripAdvisor said it would stop advertising on Ingraham's show, saying it does not "condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster". "In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency", the statement added. "At any given time, someone is probably trying to boycott a Fox News show for something".

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