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03:45  25 may  2017
03:45  25 may  2017 Source:   thehill.com

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Calling for an advertiser boycott has become a common strategy since the presidential election. Reddi Wip and Hebrew National, both owned by ConAgra Foods, have also been linked to the boycott after saying on Twitter that they had removed Mr. Hannity ’s program from their advertising plans.

Another one-time Hannity advertiser , E-Trade, also issued a statement insisting that it has not run ads on the We are not running TV advertising on Hannity . We continue to closely evaluate where we Smith wails on Trump's refusal to talk about Russia hacks Nobody on Fox hits Trump harder than

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Fox's Sean Hannity said on Wednesday that despite the loss of at least one advertiser, he isn't under pressure by Fox News management to back off a story involving baseless conspiracy rumors about the murder of Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich.

"I did it out of my own heart," Hannity said in an interview with HuffPost. "Nobody tells me what to say on my show. They never have and frankly they never will."

"I'm not that type of person you can say, 'Go on air and say this.' That's been the beauty of Fox News all these years," he continued. "They leave me alone."

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“We are no longer advertising in relation to Hannity . Thank you!” one reply said . In a series of other messages USAA said “ advertising on opinion shows is Spinning studio company Peloton, security company Ring and Crowne Plaza Hotels have also stopped advertising on Hannity ’s Fox News show .

The 55-year-old conservative and staunch supporter of President Trump also called a Media Matters of America decision to post a list of his Fox program's advertisers a "kill shot" in an attempt to take him out.

"There's nothing that I did, nothing that I said, except they don't like my position politically," he said. "They'll try to ratchet up the intensity of their rationale. It does not justify an attempt to get me fired. And that's what this is. This is an attempt to take me out. This is a kill shot."

Hannity lost one advertiser earlier in the day. Cars.com announced that it would immediately pull all advertisements from Hannity's 10 p.m. show, the announcement coming a day after the Fox host said he would stop discussing the story of Rich "for now."

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Sean Hannity – Top Advertisers – Third Quarter 2018 These companies represent 80% of all commercials appearing on Hannity . We have removed our current TENA advertising on all Fox News programs. This includes The Ingraham Angle, Tucker Carlson Tonight and Hannity programs.

Note that I am not calling for a boycott of Hannity advertisers because I dislike him personally or because I disagree with his politics. The lists I could find for advertisers on Hannity were old, from last year when people were disgusted by his support for that kooky right wing nutjob Judge Roy Moore.

"The fact that we advertise on a particular program doesn't mean that we agree or disagree, or support or oppose, the content," Cars.com said in a statement reported by BuzzFeed. "In this case, we've been watching closely and have recently made the decision to pull our advertising from Hannity."

Media Matters president Angelo Carusone told HuffPost that unlike his organization's effort to boycott advertisers of now-former Fox host Bill O'Reilly amid sexual harassment allegations, that despite posting the list his outlet isn't asking advertisers to boycott Hannity's program.

Right-wing news outlets have sought to link - without evidence - the 27-year-old Rich's death to Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the WikiLeaks release of hacked emails from her campaign and the DNC.

"Out of respect for the family's wishes for now, I am not discussing this matter at this time," Hannity said near the top of his 10 p.m. ET program on Wednesday.

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Several advertisers have pulled TV spots over the ' Hannity ' host's reporting on Seth Rich, while conservatives are mounting a counter- boycott . As more reporters and activists contact companies that advertise on Sean Hannity 's television show , more companies are yanking their support for the

An effort to get advertisers to boycott Sean Hannity 's show on Fox News Channel has shown few results so far. A Land Rover spokesman, Stuart Schorr, said that while the car is currently not being advertised on " Hannity ," the company is not participating in a boycott and its advertising strategy

The host changed the subject, instead continuing his criticism of media outlets for covering the investigation of Trump's campaign's alleged links to Russia. Members of Trump's campaign allegedly colluded to influence the outcome of the presidential election. Hannity called the investigation of the allegations hypocritical since no evidence has linked the two.

Later in his opening monologue, Hannity appeared to indicate that he may visit the Rich story again "at the proper time."

"Please do not interpret what I'm saying tonight to mean anything," he said. "Don't read into this. I promise you, I am not going to stop doing my job. To the extent of my ability, I am not going to stop trying to find the truth."

"That effort is not stopping in any way, shape, matter and form," he continued. "I am continuing the work I promised to do for you. And at the proper time, we shall continue and talk a lot more."

A spokesman for the Rich family said in a statement that they were grateful for Hannity for "respecting their wishes."

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