Fox News host Laura Ingraham takes week off after losing advertisers
The Ingraham Angle has lost nearly a dozen advertisers in the days since Ingraham criticized Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg via Twitter
Conservative Fox News host Laura Ingraham announced Friday evening that she’d be taking a week off from her show, a move that Fox News has indicated to EW was pre-planned, but which is raising some eyebrows given its timing: The Ingraham Angle has lost nearly a dozen advertisers in the days since Ingraham criticized Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg via Twitter, on Wednesday.
Ingraham merely said the vacation was timed to Easter Sunday, and teased a “great” lineup of guest hosts over the next week.
BREAKING: Laura Ingraham announced on tonight's show that she would take next week off and be replaced by "a great lineup of guest hosts" pic.twitter.com/Ucoa4D45O2
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 31, 2018
Ingraham found herself in hot water after she tweeted out an article that mocked Hogg, who has emerged as a gun control activist in the wake of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, for not getting into colleges to which he applied. “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” she wrote. “Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.”
That same day, Hogg responded by encouraging his followers to boycott Ingraham’s Fox News show, tweeting out a list of companies who advertise for it and encouraging people to call them in protest. As of Friday night, according to CBS News, 11 companies have announced they’ll be pulling their ads from The Ingraham Angle, including Nestlé and Hulu.
Ingraham apologized the next day, explaining that “any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA.” However, Hogg did not accept and continued to apply pressure. “She only apologized after we went after her advertisers,” Hogg said to the New York Times. “It kind of speaks for itself … We can show that if you continue to bully the students that survived a mass murder, there’s going to be consequences.”
And… the Hogg is already gloating:
Have some healthy reflections this Holy Week. https://t.co/bjSLmj3gyH
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 31, 2018
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!? It’s unbelievable that a teenager (kid) could have that kind of power. Something is WEIRD with all of this and THAT kid. Don’t know what, but it’s VERY strange.
I’m not making any assumptions about him, I’m merely pointing out the obvious. He’s all over networks, in every news site, all over social media, organizing huge events and getting advertisers to drop a news host. Makes you wonder how all that could happen so fast. And he’s nothing more than any other surviving kid from a school shooting. Weird… That’s all.