It is pretty remarkable that David Hogg was able to threaten Laura Ingraham’s career all because she said something he didn’t like. Unfortunately, that’s the world we live in today. Free speech isn’t valued at all. If someone says something you don’t like they should get fired. That seems to be the mentality today.
That’s almost what happened with Laura and David Hogg was able to get some major sponsors to drop her by using the classic childlike tactic of throwing a tantrum.
From CBS News:
Companies have pulled advertising from Ingraham’s show after she. Ingraham announced on Friday that she would take a vacation the following week to celebrate Easter with her family. A Fox News spokesperson said Ingraham’s vacation was pre-planned.
The timing echoed events of April 2017 when, embroiled in an advertiser boycott, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly announced he would be taking vacation for Easter. He was later fired by the network.
At least 15 companies so far have pulled their ads from Ingraham’s Fox News program after school shootingover Twitter. Those include Bayer; Ruby Tuesday; Liberty Mutual Insurance; The Atlantis Paradise Island resort; Office Depot; Jenny Craig; Hulu; Nutrish; TripAdvisor; Expedia; Wayfair; Stitch Fix; Nestlé; Johnson & Johnson and Miracle-Ear.of the Parkland, Florida,
Laura ultimately returned from that vacation and received support from the Fox News brass. Still, the fact she lost any money for voicing her opinion is just nuts.
However, it looks like she’s going to get the last laugh.
Check out what’s happening with her ratings.
THANK YOU: Boomerang! Since Left's Boycott Began, Ingraham Viewership Up 20% https://t.co/ak6d4j0Qxm
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) April 16, 2018
A funny thing has happened since the Left began its campaign to drive Fox News host Laura Ingraham off the air: Her ratings are up, a lot — by more than 20 percent compared to her last week on the air before the current controversy began.
The leftist-organized advertiser boycott began on March 29, after Ingraham tweeted about Parkland high school anti-gun activist David Hogg, and continued in spite of Ingraham’s quick apology.
Other advertisers, such as MyPillow, issued statements defying the boycott and announcing their continued support for Ingraham’s show.
Ingraham’s viewers apparently feel the same way. Since Ingraham returned from vacation on April 9, total viewership of her program has averaged about 2.7 million (Monday through Thursday; Friday’s numbers are not available).
Gotta love how MyPillow stuck with Laura.
From The Daily Caller:
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell says his company’s pillow sales remain “strong” after bucking the David Hogg-led boycott of Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”
“MyPillow sales are strong. I am blessed to have loyal customers and grateful for all the support,” Lindell said in a Monday statement to The Daily Caller.
Last week, Lindell announced his decision to keep advertising on Laura Ingraham’s program via Twitter.
Why don’t more companies stand their ground?
Never listen to the angry mob. They are almost always wrong.
Props to Laura for hanging in there and obviously she is going to be rewarded for sticking to what she believes in and her advertisers will as well.
H/T The Daily Caller