Thursday, 19 July, 2018

Laura Ingraham announces 'vacation' after insulting high schooler

Laura Ingraham faces boycott call from Stoneman Douglas' David Hogg. Does that carry any weight? Laura Ingraham Advertisers Dropping Like Flies For Mocking of David Hogg
Isaac Mcdaniel | 02 April, 2018, 11:20

Ingraham, a staunchly pro-Trump commentator, came under fire earlier this week when she tweeted out a story from the right-wing website Daily Wire about Hogg's rejection from four different colleges.

Apparently feeling the heat, Ingraham took to Twitter on Thursday and-citing "the spirit of Holy Week"-wrote: "I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused".

"I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough". After Sean Hannity supported Alabama judge Roy Moore in his campaign for the USA senate, five companies removed their ads, including Keurig.

The day prior, Laura tweeted and commented on an article about David Hogg not having been accepted to four of the colleges to which he applied to.

Meanwhile, fans of Ingraham's show began organizing boycotts against the companies that dropped out as advertisers.

Hogg also said he's furious that Ingraham included a clip of her interview with him at the end of her mea culpa tweets Thursday.

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Responding to public pressure, Nestle wrote on Twitter that it had "no plans to buy ads on the show in future".

A rep for TripAdvisor reportedly said, "In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency". Expedia was the eighth company to confirm it would cut ties with Ingraham, but declined to say when, according to the The New York Times. "However, 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".

Dylan O'Brien had some words for a Fox News host that wanted to mock a young student. "She's only apologizing after a third of her advertisers pulled out", Hogg said.

Hogg, who has been one of the most prominent voices in a student-led campaign against gun violence that emerged in the wake of the shooting, then went after her advertisers.

She noted she was the first to feature Hogg on the air after the shooting that left 17 dead, praising him at the time for his "poise" and for speaking so well and informatively. But I also didn't think this young man could send such fear into the corridors of Fox News, so ...

The Ingraham Angle is one of the top-rated news/opinion shows on cable. It's unclear how much of an impact the advertiser exodus will have on Ingraham's program.

This after Rachel Ray's Nutrish pulled its ads over Ingraham's remarks about the 17-year old survivor of this country's worst mass shooting in a high school.

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