Laura Ingraham Picked The Wrong Fight

Laura Ingraham Picked The Wrong Fight

Liberty Mutual said Friday that it is no longer advertising on Laura Ingraham's show, making it the third MA company to reconsider its relationship with the Fox News host who mocked a teenage survivor of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.

Ingraham set off a controversy Wednesday with a Twitter post poking fun at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, one of the students who has spoken out about gun control prominently since a February 14th shooting incident there left 17 people dead.

In response to Laura's tweet, David tweeted a list of sponsors for her show The Ingraham Angle, telling followers to choose a number and pay a phone call to one of them to suggest that they un-endorse her.

Facing pressure, Ingraham wrote an apology on Thursday afternoon, saying: "On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the fearless victims of Parkland".

Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg says he is refusing to accept Laura Ingraham's apology.

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At least nine companies have told ABC News they intend to pull their sponsorship of Ingraham's evening show. Though not specifically mentioned in Hogg's initial tweet, Office Depot, Jenny Craig, Expedia, StitchFix, Johnson & Johnson and Atlantis, Paradise Island resort have also dropped Ingraham.

Ingraham apologized Thursday on Twitter, saying: 'On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the fearless victims of Parkland'.

In a series of tweets late Thursday evening hog went after Arby's for their advertising on Ingraham's show.

Hogg rejected her apology, however, calling it "an effort just to save your advertisers".

"We're changing the world", he said. "As such, we have made a decision to stop advertising on that program", TripAdvisor said in a statement.

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In the article, she called association "cheerleaders for latent campus sodomites" and later defended the outings as a "freedom of the press issue". Ingraham's apology likely nips that movement in the bud, but it puts other TV pundits on notice, lest future trashings of school shooting survivors be brought to the attention of advertisers.

"We do not. condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster", TripAdvisor said in a statement.

Ingraham has stayed silent since her tweet on Thursday. "Laura Ingraham would not exist without corporations enabling her to exist on the air".

Wayfair said "the decision of an adult to personally criticise a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values".

Once again brands are orchestrating a mass exodus from Fox News; this time it is host Laura Ingraham who has propagated a brand safety situation.

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