Advertisers on Fox News Laura Ingraham Show have been heading for the exits after she issued a tweet mocking Parkland high school shooting survivor David Hogg’s college acceptance issues, all while ignoring the misstatements he has made in national interviews.
Ingraham sent the following tweet on Wednesday after reading about Hogg’s college rejections in The Daily Wire.
“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” Ingraham tweeted on Wednesday. “(Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA … totally predictable given acceptance rates.)”
Ingraham apologized for the tweet the next day, but Hogg refused to accept it.
Hogg instead used the tweet as an opportunity to start an advertiser boycott of Ingraham’s show and several obliged him ignoring Hogg’s own fact-free vicious attacks on Florida governor Rick Scott and NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch while he lobbies for more gun control.
CNN’s Brian Stelter admitted that there were times when he wanted to “jump in” and correct Hogg’s misstatements during an interview last week, but held back so that he wouldn’t interrupt Hogg too much.
The advertisers that have announced their departure from Ingraham’s program include Nestle, Johnson & Johnson, TripAdvisor, Nutrish, Expedia, Jos. A. Bank and Hulu, Liberty Mutual, Office Depot and Entertainment Studios.
Conservatives are fighting back with an “I Stand With Laura” campaign that involves boycotting the products of the advertisers that have stopped running commercials on her program.