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APRIL 4, 2018

     A smart and good move - Daid Hogg and liberals cannot get their way. “We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts, Abernethy said in a statement. “We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children.” An advertiser boycott of Ingraham’s show began last week after she took to Twitter to ding David Hogg, one of the survivors of the high school mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. As of this morning, 16 advertisers have said they are yanking spots from the program.

     Ingraham announced on her show Friday, “A blessed Good Friday and Passover to all of you; I’ll be off next week for Easter break with my kids,” saying guest hosts would fill in this week. Ingraham’ Friday pre-planned-vacation news immediately triggered media comparisons to that time Fox News Channel star Bill O’Reilly said similarly told viewers at the end of his FNC show was taking a previously planned break as advertisers ad advertisers were bailing from The O’Reilly Factor.

     About a dozen advertisers had moved their ads off her show by Friday, over her mockery of Hogg, who is calling for more gun control measures and was one of the speakers at the recent March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C.  Ingraham, isn’t in O’Reilly territory. She’s battling Hogg over a tweet in which he expressed disappointment at being rejected by some of the colleges to which he had applied.

     “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” Ingraham had tweeted on Wednesday, adding, “(Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA … totally predictable given acceptance rates.)”  Liberal publicity and money seeking 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, saying her apology was being offered in the spirit of the holiday
 
 
 

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