School shooting survivor and gun control activist David Hogg doubled down on his refusal to accept an apology from Fox News host Laura Ingraham in an interview with CNN on Saturday, as advertisers of her show announced they were ending their relationships with her after she mocked the teenager on Twitter for not getting into his top colleges.
Ingraham's vacation announcement conveniently comes in the wake of 11 of her advertisers (at last count) boycotting her show due to a call from Parkland student David Hogg. Hogg urged his Twitter followers to contact Ingraham's advertisers and several big name sponsors withdrew their advertising.
Hogg responded by tweeting a list of companies that advertise on Ingraham's show and encouraging them to yank their ads from her show.
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If this seems somewhat familiar, you may remember that it was about a year ago when longtime Fox News host Bill O'Reilly took what he said was a pre-planned break while dealing with an exodus of advertisers from his program.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham delivers a speech 2016 Republican National Convention. Those calls have been met with equally passionate responses by Trump supporters who say they are determined to use their buying power to stand with the president and his family.
Hogg is a survivor of the February 14 mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in the Parkland suburb of Fort Lauderdale. "She only apologized after we went after her advertisers", Hogg said to the New York Times "It kind of speaks for itself ..." It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children.
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In a written statement before the meeting, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations , Danny Danon, blamed Hamas for the violence. Palestinians demand the right of return to their homes and villages which they say to have been expelled from in 1948.
"As always, he's welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion".
"Fear not", Ingraham told her viewers on Friday. A Fox News representative was not immediately available for comment.
The online furniture seller Wayfair said in a statement to the Times: "The decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values". Hannity fans then launched a boycott of Keurig posting videos of themselves destroying their coffee makers on social media.
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