Fox News Shuts Down David Hogg’s Empty Threat

Caleb Tolin | June 21, 2018
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On Tuesday, Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg tweeted a list of some of the biggest advertisers on "The Ingraham Angle" to protest host Laura Ingraham’s comments on the child detention centers.

Ingraham on her show Monday compared the detention centers to "summer camps." Outraged, Hogg is (again) calling on advertisers to pull out of Ingraham's show.

This is the second time Hogg has tried to pull this stunt on the Fox News anchor. In March, he tried to do the exact same thing after Ingraham commented on Hogg getting rejected from his top choice schools.

This time, Fox News isn’t having any of it. In a statement to Business Insider, the news netork stated, "Fox News will never tolerate or give in to attempts to silence diverse viewpoints by agenda-driven intimidation efforts.”

Hogg clapped back on Twitter saying, "The only agenda I'm driven by is saving lives and helping people.”

Hogg really owned Ingraham there because clearly she doesn’t care about children suffering in other countries. It’s not like she adopted a Guatemalan orphan in 2008, calling it “the best thing” she’s ever done, or anything.

When Hogg called for advertisers to pull out in March, TripAdvisor, Wayfair, and Hulu -- along with several other companies -- started pulling their business from "The Ingraham Angle."

At the end of her show, Laura Ingraham corrected her original comments saying that she meant to say that the detention centers were more like boarding schools and referred her audience back to an article in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

It doesn’t seem like Ingraham’s major advertisers are planning on pulling advertisements this time, but several of the companies didn’t respond when asked to comment on their plans.