UPDATED with Fox News statement: Fox News sent out a response to David Hogg’s advertiser boycott campaign against Laura Ingraham’s primetime show over her comments about detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Laura Ingraham’s very personal, on-the-ground commitment to the plight of impoverished and abandoned children—specifically in Guatemala— speaks for itself,” the company said in a statement. “So too does her strong belief in a commonsense, legal immigration system, which will continue to be a focus of her show. Fox News will never tolerate or give in to attempts to silence diverse viewpoints by agenda-driven intimidation efforts.”
Ingraham on Monday’s night’s show described centers to which President Donald Trump’s administration is sending children taken from parents at the southern border as “summer camps” and “boarding schools.”
PREVIOUSLY, Tuesday AM: “So…we meet again. Who are your biggest advertisers now?” Parkland high school shooting survivor David Hogg tweeted at Fox News Channel star Laura Ingraham this morning. This after she described centers to which the Trump administration is sending children taken from parents at the southern border as “summer camps” and “boarding schools.”
“Wanna go to summer camp @IngrahamAngle?” Hogg also asked Ingraham on Twitter.
“So @Ingraham Angle we meet again. Who are your biggest advertisers now?”
One “I love capitalism!” tweet later, Hogg told his followers “If we get these advertisers pulled maybe @Ingraham will have to become a camp counselor and learn how wrong she is.” He then listed seven of them, including Ace Hardware, Cabela’s, Carfax, and John Deere.
Hogg and Ingraham last tangled in April, when she took to Twitter to ding him for one of his tweets, in which he expressed disappointment at being rejected by some of the colleges to which he had applied. More than 20 advertisers yanked spots from the program. On the other hand, her ratings popped as a result of the fracas.
“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” Ingraham had tweeted, adding, “(Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA … totally predictable given acceptance rates.)”
Hogg responded by asking who were her major advertisers, followed by a call-to-action to her sponsors to pull their ads. She apologized after some sponsors took Hogg’s suggestion.
Hogg rejected that apology, saying she was only trying to stem ad pullout. He said he would accept an apology from her when she denounced what he called the way in which her network has been mudslinging at him and his schoolmates as they call for more gun control measures. “It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children,” Hogg scolded.
Hogg also re-tweeted the following: