Fox News host Laura Ingraham dressed down advertisers who cowered and left her show after Parkland student David Hogg declared a boycott.
During her radio show on Monday, Ingraham blasted the companies which “gave in to the mob” and exited Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” after Hogg’s feelings were hurt by her comments about his college application rejections.
“They will not stop until they drive you all into submission, and you’re too either shortsighted or, frankly, stupid to see it,” Ingraham said in a segment during her nationally syndicated radio show on Monday as she ripped into the hypocritical left using the example of Kevin Williamson, the conservative writer for The Atlantic who was fired earlier this month over his abortion views.
“They can’t argue with you so they demonize you,” she said. “OK, well, keep demonizing me. Go. Bring it on.”
Advertisers ditched “The Ingraham Angle” after she mocked the 17-year-old survivor of the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. But the attack from Hogg, with help from liberal watchdog group Media Matters which helped circulate the list of sponsors and posted Ingraham’s latest comments online, backfired as the Fox News show saw an increase in ratings.
“Meanwhile, our ratings are sky-high on Fox, by the way,” Ingraham explained on the radio show. “Our ratings are up, up, up, up, up. Among 18- to 34-year-olds, our ratings, I think, are up 47 percent since the boycott.”
She then praised advertisers who stuck with her show, like My Pillow, and those which returned like Ace Hardware.
“Mike Lindell, the My Pillow guy, he’s selling so many pillows,” she said.
“I mean, support Ace Hardware franchises across the country, support them because they said no to the mob,” Ingraham added. “All these other companies ― SlimFast, Jenny Craig ― they all gave in to the mob.”