Laura Ingraham takes an Easter break amid David Hogg controversy and advertiser revolt
A few moments before wheels up on Laura Ingraham’s Easter vacation Saturday morning, she tweeted a preflight picture of a holiday-themed drawing made by one of her sons. It had all the Easter trappings: parishioners at an altar, a communion service complete with a chalice, a haloed figure flanked by angels, watching from above.‘‘My seat-mate son drew me an Easter present preflight,’’ her accompanying tweet said.Ingraham told her Fox News show viewers on Friday that the trip is an Easter vacation. The network told The Washington Post the vacation was pre-planned.
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Laura Ingraham ’s ratings are surging, but big advertisers are still steering clear of her show months Marianne Gambelli, head of ad sales for Fox , told POLITICO that Fox News is not concerned with the state While it ’ s unlikely that viewers flip directly from Ingraham to Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC
Laura Ingraham will return to her show on Fox News on Monday night, unbowed after a spring break hiatus that some briefly speculated might be made permanent. Once there, Ingraham, one of the cable news giant’s sharpest tongues and biggest stars, will confront a continued advertiser boycott andin a scathing tweet.
In other words, the new normal at Fox News.
For all the drama surrounding her, Ingraham is being welcomed back with the full support of Rupert Murdoch, who personally urged Jack Abernethy, Fox News’s co-president, to stand behind her. The executive chairman of 21st Century Fox, busy entertaining the Saudi crown prince and recovering from a back injury at his estate in the Bel Air area of Los Angeles, hadn’t reached out to Ingraham directly at publication time, but Murdoch has put out word to his people that caving to politically tinged boycotts would be a dangerous thing.
David Hogg is irritating, but Laura Ingraham is the adult and she blew it
David Hogg should not whine publicly about college rejections. But Laura Ingraham's job and ours is to find a way forward, not make things worse.Let’s get a couple of things out of the way right at the top.
Eleven companies boycott The Ingraham Angle over Twitter attack while Parkland shooting survivor advises ‘healthy reflections’. Ingraham said on air she would take Easter week off with her children and a “great line-up of guest hosts” would fill As always, he’ s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion.” 'Haunting' school shooter drills become the new normal in US schools.
Laura Ingraham will return to her show “ Ingraham Angle” next Monday in spite of an ongoing advertiser boycott , according to Fox News . The “ Ingraham Angle” host announced on Friday‘ s show that she would be taking what she described as a pre-scheduled Easter vacation for a week amid
It’s a position he has had ample opportunity to consider: One of his other marquee stars, Sean Hannity, was subjected to three advertising defections in 2017. The expectation, inside and outside of Fox, is that more are likely to follow.
“Any business that doesn’t have a paywall is vulnerable to this on the left and the right, and everyone should be concerned,” said a Fox insider who was not authorized to speak about internal discussions.
Since its inception, Fox News has delivered a combination of outrage and fear with its slate of news and commentary popular with a conservative audience. Riling up viewers is one of the best ways to keep them tuning in, and it has bred a cadre of hosts whose rhetoric seems to escalate to grab the attention of an ever more jaded audience.
If Anyone Is The Bully In The Laura Ingraham Spat, It’s David Hogg
Ingraham is a lot of things, but she isn’t a bully, at least in regards to her tweets and commentary. Oddly enough, the only bully here is David Hogg.Between the celebrity status he has garnered these past several weeks and the media allowing him to say anything he wants without any pushback, Hogg now feels entitled to besmirch his political opponents with unyielding power. Aided by his borderline cult following, Hogg is leading the charge to destroy Ingraham because of a stupid, mildly-offensive tweet. And the punishment she’s receiving was the exact one used on Bill O’Reilly after he was exposed for harassment.
When Fox News host Laura Ingraham taunted a Parkland shooting survivor in a Wednesday- morning tweet about his college applications being rejected, Twitter users hit back where it hurt most: among her advertisers. David Hogg, the 17-year-old high school senior who has become a gun-control activist
On Saturday, Claritin manufacturer Bayer announced that it was joining other recent sponsors of “The Ingraham Angle” in stopping its advertising on the show after Hogg’ s Wesdnesday night call for a boycott of corporate advertisers. A rep for Fox News did not response to a request for comment
Hardly chastened by his recent controversies, Hannity stole the spotlight back from Ingraham last week by declaring war on ABC’s popular late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. Hannity — perhaps the media figure closest to President Trump — took offense to Kimmel mimicking first lady Melania Trump’s heavy accent and spent a good portion of one show calling the comedian “a sick, twisted, creepy, perverted weirdo.” The two men have since traded insults on Twitter, and Hannity has vowed to keep up the fight until Kimmel apologizes.
But Ingraham’s slap at David Hogg, the media-savvy 17-year-old who gained a national profile as a gun-control advocate after 14 classmates and three teachers were slain at his Parkland school in February, tripped a wire that even the controversy-hardened Fox did not welcome.: “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA . . . totally predictable given acceptance rates.)” That evening, Hogg of advertisers on Ingraham’s show, urging followers to contact them. Eighteen companies pulled ads in subsequent days.
Fox News Says Laura Ingraham Will Return
Laura Ingraham will return to Fox News Channel, despite a spate of defections by recent advertisers. “We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts,” said Jack Abernethy, co-president of the 21st Century Fox-owned cable outlet, in a statement. “We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children.”The note is unusual for a corporate executive to issue on behalf of a program host, but the situation swirling around Ingraham is anything but normal. The host announced Friday on her 10 p.m.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham returns from a one-week vacation tonight to "The Ingraham Angle," a show that now has fewer advertisers as companies pulled their sponsorships over her tweet last month that mocked a Parkland, Florida, school-shooting survivor.
Fox News Host Laura Ingraham says she' s taking a week off for Easter break with her family as advertisers continue to pull their support for her show. Around a dozen advertisers have pulled their support for the cable news program after Ingraham taunted Hogg over his college admissions on
According to the research firm Kantar Media, the advertising time in Ingraham’s show in the two days after the tweet dropped by more than half. The situation risked snowballing into a full-blown scandal for Ingraham, who had just started as a host in September.
Kantar data also pointed out that Hannity’s program consistently carries 15 to 20 percent less ad time than the rest of the prime-time lineup at Fox News, “a disparity that suggests some hesitation to be associated with his personal brand, and Ingraham is now lagging even that,” a spokesman for the firm said. A person with knowledge of Fox News’s ad sales data disputed this, saying that some advertising breaks in Hannity’s show have been eliminated to keep viewers from changing channels. Hannity’s show goes head-to-head with MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” which is edging up on his ratings and narrowly beat him in the 9 p.m. slot during March.
Inside Fox News, eyes rolled at Ingraham’s comments. But the public response was, in the initial days, to do nothing.
Later, though, executives did their best to turn the debate away from Hogg and toward Media Matters, the liberal watchdog group that helped circulate Ingraham’s list of advertisers.
Ingraham due back at Fox following tweet backlash, vacation
Fox News Channel host Laura Ingraham is expected back at work Monday following backlash by advertisers upset over her tweet mocking a Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor. Several companies say they'll no longer advertise with Ingraham, who was on a one-week vacation that served as a cooling-off period. Ingraham has apologized for a tweet in which she said 17-year-old high school student David Hogg whined about being rejected by some colleges. Hogg has said it's "time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children." Their spat became a symbol of a debate over how minors active in national gun safety talks should be treated by political opponents.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham returned to the air Monday night after a week in which several of her show' s major advertisers pulled back after she mocked The Ingraham Angle has been a significant advertising draw in the past for Fox . It was the fourth-most popular cable news show in February with
Laura Ingraham returned to Fox News after a week of hiatus amid widespread criticism of her comments It ’ s a neat way for Ingraham to lump her own story along with the resentments of her imagined The great—or terrible— news for Fox , is that the “other” isn’t just in this case the old bête
Ingrahamfor her tweet “in the spirit of Holy Week”; Hogg didn’t accept the apology and advertisers kept leaving the show. Soon enough, there was a backlash to the backlash. In an April 2 statement, Abernethy, the Fox News co-president, declared that the network “cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts,” and clarified that Ingraham would be back on air after a vacation with her children. Deposed Fox News icon Bill O’Reilly suggesting that the boycott was “not some spontaneous uprising” but “directed by powerful, shadowy radical groups who want Laura Ingraham off the air.”
And on his HBO show this weekend, left-leaning comic Bill Maher offered a different critique of the boycott, defending Ingraham’s comments on free-speech grounds.
Despite what many outsiders view as a monolith of Trumpism, inside the Fox News newsroom there is tension over the network’s future. Such tension always existed, but under the direction of, personalities stayed in line. Since his in the summer of 2016, divisions have risen to the surface. Anchor Shepard Smith has publicly tangled with Hannity, saying that some of the opinion programming that airs during prime time on Fox News exists “strictly to be entertaining,” with Hannity shooting back that Smith was “clueless about what we do every day.”
Laura Ingraham: Advertising Boycott is 'Stalinist'
"Their efforts are Stalinist, pure and simple," Ingraham said.Late last month, Ingraham, 54, took to Twitter to mock David Hogg, the 17-year-old Parkland shooting survivor turned gun control activist, for not being accepted into four colleges. Hogg retaliated by encouraging advertisers to boycottThe Ingraham Angle.
Fox News is defending Laura Ingraham amid calls for an advertiser boycott of her show. “ Laura Ingraham ’ s very personal, on-the-ground commitment to the Activist and Parkland school-shooting survivor David Hogg on Tuesday took to Twitter, calling for a boycott of Ingraham ’ s Fox News show.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham could be facing an existential threat to her brief tenure as the host of a primetime TV show over her handling of a tweet mocking “Look at how long Fox News hung on with people being charged with sexual harassment or mistreatment. It took them a while but ultimately
But certain kinds of scandals will send advertisers running to safer airwaves. And in the Ingraham-Hogg spat, some advertisers saw “the Fox business model on full display,” said Angelo Carusone of Media Matters, a frequent Fox adversary. The furor over her comments had less to do with gun politics than “the lack of boundaries and the total absence of accountability,” he said. Fox “didn’t come out of the gate and say that she was bad.”
While Ingraham apologized to Hogg, she made no such move with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, whom she told to “shut up and dribble” after the National Basketball Association superstar publicly criticized the president. Though James never called for a boycott, a few shudders were felt through the larger Fox organization. One of Fox’s wildly profitable regional sports networks — which Fox Sports executives joke should be called ATMs instead of RSNs — has a long-term deal to televise Cavaliers games. Those regional networks are one of the key elements in 21st Century Fox’s proposed merger with Disney, because of their value to Disney’s ESPN. Criticizing a star such as James carries the risk of alienating his fans and in turn could depress ratings for an entirely different part of the Fox empire.
Advertisers often return to shows they pull their ads from, after the initial firestorm has died down, said a person familiar with Fox’s advertising strategy who was granted anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. “It seems like it is blowing over,” this person said, noting that Fox News was prepared for advertisers to stay out for several weeks. Most of those advertisers had simply moved their ads to a different prime-time program. “Every client has a different temperature.”
Mike Lindell, chief executive of MyPillow and a vocal Trump supporter, tweeted his enthusiastic support for Ingraham’s show. “MyPillow has no plans to change its advertising,” he said in an email to The Washington Post.
Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg nabs book deal on making of #NeverAgain movement .
The book titled #NeverAgain is being written by David Hogg, one of the most recognizable faces of the movement, and his younger sister, Lauren Hogg.The book titled #NeverAgain by David Hogg, one of the most recognizable faces of the movement, and his younger sister, Lauren Hogg, who has also been active in the effort, will chronicle the Valentine's Day Shooting and how the pair — along with other students — aimed to start a revolution to stop gun violence.