Gun control activist David Hogg renewed efforts to get advertisers to boycott Fox News’ Laura Ingraham by tweeting a list of advertisers that include Cabela’s and John Deere.
UPDATE—Fox News sent this statement to Breitbart News: “Laura Ingraham’s very personal, on-the-ground commitment to the plight of impoverished and abandoned children—specifically in Guatemala— speaks for itself. 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.”
CBNBC reports Hogg originally sought a boycott of Ingraham in late March after he felt slighted by her during his gun control campaign. His boycott efforts revolved around comments she made regarding the list of colleges that refused to accept him.
Now he is pointing to comments Ingraham made in support of President Trump’s commitment to enforcing existing immigration law. This support includes Ingraham describing detention centers for children illegally crossing the border as “summer camps.”
Deadline reports that Hogg tweeted Ingraham, saying, “So … we meet again. Who are your biggest advertisers now?”
He then tweeted:
If we get these advertisers pulled maybe @Ingraham will have to become a camp counselor and learn how wrong she is.
1. @BeachesResorts & @SandalsResorts
5. IAC (Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Match)
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) June 19, 2018
Ingraham responded to previous criticisms of her support for Trump’s border law enforcement by asking, “Why don’t the do-gooders who complain about separating minors from migrant criminals volunteer to sponsor one of them—or an entire family unit—and be responsible for their upbringing and care until adulthood?”
On April 16, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Hogg’s first boycott of Ingraham resulted in a 20 percent jump in viewership for her show, The Ingraham Angle.
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