Fox News stands by Laura Ingraham; co-president comes out swinging against ‘intimidation efforts’

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The Fox News Network put an end to the wild speculation that Laura Ingraham’s job is in jeopardy because child activist David Hogg was able to easily manipulate more than a dozen companies who once sponsored her popular nightly cable news show, “The Ingraham Angle.”

Hogg convinced the companies to drop the show based on one tweet, which Ingraham has since generously apologized for.

“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” Ingraham wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning, linking a Daily Wire article. Her parenthetical: “Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.”

Conservatives have pushed back hard at sponsor executives’ pathetic knee-jerk decision-making. Here is the list of statements compiled by CBS NEWS:


The pharmaceutical company said Saturday evening that it would stop advertising on Ingraham’s show. “We have stopped advertising on Laura Ingraham and we have no plans to resume any time in the future,” Bayer tweeted.


“As of this morning, we have removed The Ingraham Angle from our TV advertising plan,” the hearing-aid maker said on Friday, noting that it might take a few days for the change to go into effect.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

The insurer on Friday said that no more ads were scheduled for Ingraham’s show because her comments were “inconsistent with our values as a company, especially when it comes to treating others with dignity and respect.”

Ruby Tuesday

“We have no further airings of our ad scheduled on Laura Ingraham’s program,” the restaurant chain said Friday in response to a customer tweet.

Atlantis, Paradise Island

The Bahamas resort told The Hill on Friday it “decided to remove all brand advertising tied to the program.”

“Although we are an organization that believes in freedom of expression, we do not condone discrimination, bullying, mockery or harmful behavior of any kind,” the company told The Hill in a statement.

Jenny Craig

The weight-loss company told HuffPost on Friday, “We have decided to take steps to discontinue advertising on this show.”


“We are in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham’s program,” the pet food company tweeted Thursday morning.


The streaming service, which has 17 million subscribers, tweeted its decision Thursday night.

“We’d like to confirm that we are no longer advertising on Laura Ingraham’s show and are monitoring all of our ad placements carefully,” the company said.

Hulu is partially owned by 21st Century Fox, Fox News’ parent company.


“TripAdvisor believes strongly in the values of our company, especially the one that says, ‘We are better together,'” a company spokesperson said in a statement sent to CBS News.

“We also believe Americans can disagree while still being agreeable, and that the free exchange of ideas within a community, in a peaceful manner, is the cornerstone of our democracy,” it said.

“We do not, however, condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster. In our view, these statements focused on a high school student, cross the line of decency,” the statement added.


The online home-goods retailer told HuffPost, “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. We do not plan to continue advertising on this particular program.”

Stitch Fix

Stitch Fix, the clothing subscription company, tweeted: “We did not make the decision to drop our ads from The Ingraham Angle lightly, but believe it was the right thing to do after statements from the host crossed the line of decency.”


“We have pulled the advertising,” the travel site told CNBC.


The food conglomerate told HuffPost, “We have no plans to buy ads on the show in the future.”

Johnson & Johnson

The personal goods giant told HuffPost it “will pull advertising from Ms. Ingraham’s show.”

Office Depot

Office Depot has pulled their ads from the show, The Daily Beast reported.

Kudos to her network. Just like her fans, they are standing by her.

Here is the official statement from Jack Abernethy – Co-President, FOX News:

“We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts. We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children.”


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