Even as advertisers one by one seem to be abandoning Fox New host Laura Ingraham, one major advertiser has told the left to shove it saying that he has no intention at all of bowing to the left-wing fascists who are trying to destroy Ingraham’s career.
Mike Lindell, CEO of sleepware company MyPillow, jumped to Twitter to tell customers he won’t pull his advertising from Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show even though liberals have geared up the faux outrage machine over the Fox host’s feud with anti-gun Parkland punk David Hogg.
In his tweet, Lindell told Sean Hannity: “I did not take my advertising down from @IngrahamAngle and @FoxNews, nor do I intend to. @seanhannity.”
— Mike Lindell (@realMikeLindell) April 2, 2018
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Ingraham got in a tête-à-tête with anti-gun kid David Hogg when she made a very mild joke about Hogg’s whining that he had been turned down by a group of colleges he wanted to attend.
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.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018
Instead of taking it in stride, the kid went Hogg-wild and attacked Ingraham where it would hurt the worst — in her pocket book. Hogg jumped to his overheated Twitter account and posted a list of Ingraham’s advertisers and then urged his mind-numbed fans to boycott them and contact them to tell them that their support of Ingraham was a step too far.
Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that #
Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers
4. @Allstate & @esurance
6. @RocketMortgage Mortgage
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
Now, let’s realize what happened here. Hogg didn’t come up with this idea on his own. Nor did he get this list of advertisers on his own. His anti-gun, big money handlers did all that leg work for him and then told him to launch his boycott effort. He certainly didn’t come up with any of this.
After all, as he keeps telling us whenever someone attacks him, “he’s just a kid.”
Anyway, in the few days after Hogg’s tweet, Ingraham’s advertisers began to pull ads from her Ingraham Angle show. Perhaps unsurprisingly — but certainly disappointingly — Ingraham jumped back on Twitter and apologized for her slap at the anti-gun punk.
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)
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018
True to his punkish reputation, Hogg refused to act like an adult and accept Ingraham’s apology. Indeed he called it insincere and told his left-wing army to continue attacking Ingraham and her advertisers.
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 I️ in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. https://t.co/H0yWs4zMGk
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
The list of advertisers announcing that they pulled ads from the Ingraham Angle includes Jenny Craig, Nutrish, Hulu, TripAdvisor, Wayfair, Expedia, Nestlé, Johnson & Johnson, and Office Depot.
Again, disappointedly, Ingraham then announced that she is taking a week’s vacation for the first week of April.
Fortunately, Fox News has came to stand beside its employee, as Breitbart News reported:
Fox News has reiterated its support for conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham, as advertisers threaten to leave the show over criticisms she made of Parkland School shooting survivor David Hogg.
“We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts,” Jack Abernethy, co-president of Fox News, said in a statement to The Los Angeles Times.
“We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children,” he continued.
As The Washington Times’ Cheryl K. Chumley noted, this isn’t just an attack on Ingraham:
Lest you fail to see the larger war: This isn’t just an attack on Ingraham. This is an attack on America’s entire free society, on cherished God-given and constitutional freedoms. Hogg is a tool. The Hogg-Ingraham matter is a battle. But both are part the larger leftist-driven chill on American freedom that’s being waged right now — and that’s the war all free-minded ought to be fighting.
As to the anti-gun punk, Hogg claims that he is brilliant enough to be doing all his activism all on his own.
Sure you are, kid.
During a visit to his propagandist network MSNBC, Hogg made a show of pretending to be free of any sort of help from anyone.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
“I’m pretty well lit. I don’t see any shadowy figures behind me,” said Hogg, who appeared to downplay Media Matters’ involvement. “Honestly, if he sees powerful shadowy groups, as corporate America standing with us. Okay? I guess it doesn’t really make sense.”
Hogg’s attempt at a boycott campaign got the attention of Media Matters for America president Angelo Carusone, who has been instrumental in targeting Fox News host Sean Hannity’s advertisers. Hogg’s tweet prompted Carusone to warn him about the importance of being “careful with advertiser lists unless you really know the source they came from and how they compiled.”
Media Matters was founded by David Brock, an ally of Hillary Clinton, and is partly funded by liberal billionaire George Soros, who donated a $1 million back in 2010 “to hold Fox News accountable for the false and misleading information they so often broadcast.” Think Progress editor and founder Judd Legum has also been instrumental in pushing the boycott on Twitter and through multiple articles on his website.
But, come on. No one believes this punk is perpetrating his activism on his own. It is patently obvious that deep state, left-wing organizations are programing his every move.
Finally, we have again witnessed the one constant whenever the left gears up its latest attempts to take away America’s Second Amendment rights: gun sales have skyrocketed.
Last month resulted in the most FBI background checks of any past March, the Free Beacon reported.
With 2,767,699 checks conducted by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in March 2018, the month beats the previous record of 2,523,265 set in March 2016 by 244,434 checks. That represents a 9.68 percent increase.
The March results put 2018 on pace to see more gun-related background checks than 2017, the second-best year on record, but still behind 2016, the best year on record.
One thing is sure, liberals sure sell a lot of guns.