The media war that has been raging in America since the inception of the Trump presidency is showing no signs of a ceasefire, however, one advertiser is tucking tail and cowering back into the fray.
Fox News has been the center of some negative attention in recent months, with a myriad of scandals and personnel changes affecting the network’s lineup in enormous ways. The late Roger Ailes was bounced from his corner office position at the network after sexual harassment claims against him became public in a scandal that also sent Megyn Kelly packing up her bags and heading, surprisingly, to MSNBC. Soon after, Bill O’Reilly fell to the axe of discriminatory allegations as well. With their numbers beginning to slip, only Sean Hannity remained as one of the original Fox News figureheads.
Hannity then found himself involved in a controversy of his own after investigating the mysterious murder of Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who died at the hands of a “botched robbery”, whose corpse was still in possession of his wristwatch, wallet, and cellphone. Rich’s murder has sparked a myriad of concerns over the corruption of the DNC, as the staffer was widely regarded as a probably source of the leaked Hillary Clinton campaign emails that helped to sink her shot at the Oval Office back in November. Hannity’s look into the matter was immediately deemed “controversial” by the powers that be, and suddenly, Hannity was at the receiving end of a ridiculous witch hunt.
One advertiser that abandoned the Fox forefather was USAA, a banking and insurance conglomerate geared toward service members. This did not sit well with their customers at all.
“The USAA financial services firm says it is reinstating its advertising on Sean Hannity’s Fox News Channel program after receiving heavy criticism from many of the military members and veterans that it serves.
“The company said Tuesday it will also start advertising again on other programs where it had suspended its ads, including ‘Hardball’ and ‘The Rachel Maddow Show’ on MSNBC, and Jake Tapper’s ‘The Lead’ on CNN.”
USAA came under heavy criticism by a large portion of their customers after their decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity’s program, especially based on such flimsy protests from unseen sources.
The Seth Rich murder story continues to intrigue many Washington watchers, as details emerging rarely bring answers to the questions already posed by investigators. Given the DNC’s already well documented corruption, and the sheer number of deceased people that can be tied to Hillary Clinton, the mystery surrounding the death of Seth Rich is by no means an unworthy topic to ponder. Those working overtime to silence truth seekers in the case will deter some, certainly, but their insistence on silence from the media only deepens the concern that many have for the outcome of this investigation.