Laura Ingraham, David Hogg and the Latest Advertisement Boycott: The Official Timeline
By: BillOReilly.com StaffApril 3, 2018
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Here is the official timeline of events in the saga of Laura Ingraham and David Hogg. As well as the sponsors that have dropped their advertising on The Ingraham Angle. 

  • TUESDAY March 27:
    • In an interview with TMZ, David Hogg spoke about receiving rejection letters from California colleges (UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Irvine, UC San Diego)
  • WEDNESDAY March 28:
    • Ingraham retweeted an article from the right-wing news site, Daily Wire, about Hogg’s college prospects, Ingraham also appeared to make light of his rejections.
    • @IngrahamAngle David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...totally predictable given acceptance rates.)
  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
    • David Hogg responded to Laura Ingraham’s tweet
    • In a less than an hour, Hogg had compiled a list of Ingraham’s top 12 advertisers, which he then tweeted to his hundreds of thousands of followers, telling them to contact the businesses.
    • Media Matters for America President Angelo Carusone tweeted at David Hogg
      •   .@davidhogg111 FYI. Laura Ingraham has 2 really big named sponsors right now. These the big ones with strongest association: @libertymutual and @bayerAG/@BayerUS
      • #1) @LibertyMutual. "The Ingraham Angle is brought to you by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Liberty stands with you."
      • #2) @bayerAG/@bayerUS (which owns Claritin): "The Ingraham Angle is brought to you by non-drowsy 24 hour Claritin. Live Claritin clear."
  • THURSDAY March 29:
    • On March 29 Media Matters for America posted a list of  companies that advertised on Laura Ingraham's Fox News show between March 19 and March 28.
      • David Hogg then tweeted out that list to his twitter followers and called on them to stop advertising
  • Laura posted an apology to Hogg on her twitter account:
    • @IngrahamAngle Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland. For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David...(1/2)
    • ... immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how "poised" he was given the tragedy. As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion. WATCH: https://youtu.be/K0v7yxczipo  (2/2)
  • THURSDAY NIGHT:
    • David Hogg rejected Laura’s apology
      • @davidhogg111 I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children.
  • FRIDAY NIGHT
    • Laura announced she was taking a preplanned vacation from her Fox News show

 
The following companies have dropped their advertisements from The Ingraham Angle.

  • 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." 

  • Bayer

The pharmaceutical company tweeted Saturday evening that it would stop advertising on The Ingraham Angle. "We have stopped advertising on Laura Ingraham and we have no plans to resume any time in the future," Bayer tweeted.

  • Hulu
The streaming service 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. 
  • Miracle-Ear
"As of this morning, we have removed The Ingraham Angle from our TV advertising plan," the hearing-aid maker said  Friday.
  • Ruby Tuesday
"We have no further airings of our ad scheduled on Laura Ingraham's program," the restaurant said Friday in response to a customer. 
  • Johnson & Johnson
The giant company said it "will pull advertising from Ms. Ingraham's show."
  • Office Depot
Office Depot has pulled their ads from the show, The Daily Beast reported.
  • Atlantis, Paradise Island
The Bahamas resort divulged to The Hill on Friday that 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. 
 
  • Jenny Craig

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

  • Nutrish

"We are in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham's program," the pet food company tweeted Thursday morning

  • TripAdvisor 
"TripAdvisor believes strongly in the values of our company, especially the one that says, 'We are better together,'" a spokesperson told 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," they 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.

"We are in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham's program," the pet food company tweeted Thursday morning.
  • Expedia
"We have pulled the advertising," the travel site told CNBC.
  • Wayfair
The 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 clothes 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."
  • Nestlé
The food conglomerate said, "We have no plans to buy ads on the show in the future."
  • Honda
The car maker has also stopped advertising  on the show. 
 

 

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