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US Laura Ingraham: Advertising Boycott is 'Stalinist'

16:45  10 april  2018
16:45  10 april  2018 Source:   newsweek.com

Laura Ingraham takes an Easter break amid David Hogg controversy and advertiser revolt

  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.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham fired back at activists pushing a boycott of her show The Ingraham Angle, saying they were left-leaning “speech czars” who wanted to suppress political dissent. Late last month, Ingraham , 54, took to Twitter to mock David Hogg, the 17-year-old Parkland shooting survivor.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham fired back at activists pushing a boycott of her show The Ingraham Angle, saying they were left-leaning "speech czars" who wanted to suppress Hogg retaliated by encouraging advertisers to boycott The Ingraham Angle. "Their efforts are Stalinist , pure and simple.

Fox News personality Laura Ingraham was dropped by several advertisers after criticizing Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg. © AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, left, and Rich Schultz Fox News personality Laura Ingraham was dropped by several advertisers after criticizing Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg. Fox News host Laura Ingraham fired back at activists pushing a boycott of her show The Ingraham Angle, saying they were left-leaning “speech czars” who wanted to suppress political dissent.

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.

David Hogg is irritating, but Laura Ingraham is the adult and she blew it

  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.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham returned to the airwaves on Monday night, but her show featured far fewer advertisers and opened with a 10-minute monologue on the " Stalinist " left. There was no apology. In her primetime cable news slot she railed against the left for "squelching" free speech

Ace Hardware is the latest company to pull its advertisements from the Laura Ingraham show, which now makes 17 advertisers who will no longer be airing advertisements on according to an exclusive from The Wrap.

"Their efforts are Stalinist, pure and simple. Their objective is a total transformation of American society not through rational discourse and open debate, but through demonization and silencing," Ingraham said on her show Monday after a week-long hiatus.

Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, Hogg co-founded Never Again, a gun control advocacy group led by himself and other MSD students. Hogg’s role in leading a nationwide gun reform movement and participation in the group thrust him into the limelight, which resulted in conspiracy theories and personal attacks from conservatives.

After Ingraham’s March 28 Tweet, Hogg responded by posting the names of 12 companies who advertised on The Ingraham Angle and encouraging them, and others, to boycott her show.

Nutrish, a pet food company and third on Hogg’s list, were the first to respond. The company tweeted to Hogg: “We are in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham’s program.”

So far, at least 18 companies, including Nestle, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Joseph A. Bank and Wayfair have distanced themselves from The Ingraham Angle.

Fox News Says Laura Ingraham Will Return

  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.

Laura Ingraham returned to Fox News this week, but the bad news for her continued. The exodus of advertisers from Ingraham 's show resumed following her weeklong hiatus, meant to stem the loss of sponsors unwilling to associate their brands with her program.

Ingraham ’s tweet mentioned that Hogg had been rejected from four colleges that he applied to, and “whined” about it. Nutrish was quickly joined by TripAdvisor, who announced later on Thursday that they would be pulling their sponsorship of Ingraham ’s show.

On March 29, Ingraham apologized to the teen.

Hogg rejected Ingraham’s apology and criticized her for being a bully in an interview with CNN.

“It’s disturbing to know that somebody can bully so many people and just get away with it, especially to the level that she did,” he said.

“No matter who somebody is, no matter how big or powerful they may seem, a bully is a bully, and it’s important that you stand up to them.”

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.

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