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David Hogg Moves for Ingraham Knock Out, Urges Boycott of More Than 100 Advertisers

“If you want to help I would suggest contacting 3-4 of these companies. Lets do this,” Parkland shooting survivor tells his followers

Last Updated: March 29, 2018 @ 2:38 PM

David Hogg does not appear to accept Laura Ingraham’s apology. The vocal Parkland shooting survivor is now urging his 600,000+ followers to target an expanded list of more than 100 sponsors who currently advertise on Ingraham’s primetime Fox News program.

“Tweet away,” said Hogg publishing a link to the names of dozens of company’s that run commercial on “The Ingraham Angle.” “If you want to help I would suggest contacting 3-4 of these companies. Lets do this.”

The list — featuring more than 100 brand names, including fast food chain Arby’s, Cars.com, DirecTV, Duracell and Subaru — was compiled by Media Matters for America. The liberal watchdog group has spearheaded many of the most biting advertiser boycotts against Fox News over the years, including the campaign that ultimately felled Bill O’Reilly.

In a statement to TheWrap, Media Matters president Angelo Carusone called Fox News a “reckless propaganda machine” and said he expected more advertisers to leave:

“You can expect more advertisers to leave too. But, the real question from a business perspective is: why are they there in the first place? Fox News is reckless propaganda machine. It’s bad for business. This has been well established by now. Fox News hasn’t changed and has shown no signs of changing despite declining ad revenue due to these controversies. If I was running some of these big companies at issue right now, I would fire my media buyer for getting me into this Fox News mess in the first place.”

As of 5:25 p.m. ET/2:25 PT Thursday, Ingraham had been dropped by TripAdvisor, Nestle, Expedia, Wayfair and the pet-foods company Nutrish. Four of those five company’s were on a list tweeted by Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg late Wednesday evening, who urged a consumer uprising.

Ingraham’s woes began Wedneday after she tweeted an article from the Daily Wire mocking David Hogg for not getting into a number of colleges where he had applied. The article included video of Hogg (via TMZ) talking about his disappointment, which Ingraham called “whining.”

“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.)”

The tweet remains live on her Twitter page.

Reps for Fox News did not respond to multiple requests for comment Thursday about the tweet. Ingraham too was silent at first, but issued a full apology Thursday as the first advertisers began to flee.

“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,” she tweeted Thursday. “For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David 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.”

Hogg indicated he wasn’t buying Ingraham’s apology with this retweet:

david hogg rt laura ingraham

Here is Media Matters’ full list of Laura Ingraham sponsors, current as of Wednesday, according to the watchdog group:

Claritin (Bayer) (7 times)

Liberty Mutual (7 times)

Chappaquiddick Movie (Entertainment Studios) (7 times)

Nutrisystem (6 times)

Preparation H (Pfizer) (6 times)

Choice Hotels (5 times)

Dish (5 times)

Jenny Craig (5 times)

Nutrish (5 times) (Statement)

Stelara (Janssen) (5 times)

Arby’s (4 times)

Atlantis (4 times)

Cars.com (4 times)

Carvana (4 times)

DirectTV (4 times)

Duracell (4 times)

Esurance (4 times)

Jos. A. Bank (4 times) (Statement)

Otezla (Celgene) (4 times)

Scotts Turf (4 times)

TAKL (app) (4 times)

USAA (4 times)

Wayfair (4 times) (Statement)

Breo (GSK) (3 times)

CA Technologies (3 times)

FixFeetInfo.com (3 times)

Flonase (GSK) (3 times)

Honda (3 times)

Humira (AbbVie) (3 times)

IBM (3 times)

Kardia Mobile (3 times)

Kayak (3 times)

La Quinta (3 times)

Lincoln Motor Company (3 times)

Nexium (AstraZenica) (3 times)

Peloton (3 times)

Principal (3 times)

Ruby Tuesday (3 times)

Safelite Autoglass (3 times)

Sandals (3 times)

Sleep Number (3 times)

Stitch Fix (3 times)

Subaru (3 times)

Tena (Essity) (3 times)

TripAdvisor (3 times) (Statement)

ACE Hardware (2 times)

Allstate (2 times)

Ameriprise Financial (2 times)

AstraZeneca (2 times)

AT&T (2 times)

Belfor (2 times)

Billions (Showtime) (2 times)

Dr. Scholl’s (Bayer) (2 times)

Empire State Development Corp. (esd.ny.gov) (2 times)

Experian (2 times)

Farxiga (AstraZeneca) (2 times)

Ford (2 times)

Geico (2 times)

Gillette (2 times)

HomeLight.com (2 times)

I Can Only Imagine (Roadside Attractions) (2 times)

Lipo-Flavonoid (2 times)

Lyrica (Pfizer) (2 times)

Mitsubishi (2 times)

Progressive (2 times)

RAM trucks (2 times)

RectiCare (2 times)

Rocket Mortgage (Quicken Loans) (2 times)

Salonpas (2 times)

ServPro (2 times)

Stein Mart (2 times)

TD Ameritrade (2 times)

Terminix (2 times)

Velveeta (2 times)

Visiting Angels (2 times)

Vista Print (2 times)

3 Day Blinds (1 time)

ADT (1 time)

Advil (Pfizer) (1 time)

Ageless Male (1 time)

Alka Seltzer (Bayer) (1 time)

Allergan (1 time)

Bath Fitter (1 time)

Bausch & Lomb (1 time)

Biotene (GSK) (1 time)

Breathe Right (GSK) (1 time)

CarFax (1 time)

Chantix (Pfizer) (1 time)

Chevrolet (1 time)

Colace (Purdue Pharma) (1 time)

Dollar Shave Club (1 time)

Duluth Trading (1 time)

Etrade (1 time)

Expedia (1 time) (Statement)

Gravely (1 time)

Hello Fresh (1 time)

HomeAdvisor (1 time)

InControlMedical (apexM) (1 time)

Indeed (1 time)

Inogen (1 time)

Its Just Lunch (1 time)

John Deere (1 time)

Land Rover (1 time)

Linzess (Allergan) (1 time)

Magic Mesh (1 time)

Marie Callender’s (1 time)

MaxiClimber (1 time)

My Pillow (1 time)

Office Depot / Office Max (1 time)

One-A-Day Vitamins (Bayer) (1 time)

Oral-B (1 time)

PC Matic (1 time)

Pfizer (1 time)

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (GoBoldly.com) (1 time)

Physicians Mutual (1 time)

PODS (1 time)

Reddi-Wip (Conagra) (1 time)

RoundUp (Scott’s) (1 time)

ServiceMaster Restore (1 time)

ShipStation.com (1 time)

Soothe XP (Bausch & Lomb) (1 time)

Stamps.com (1 time)

The Americans (FX) (1 time)

Toujeo (Sanofi) (1 time)

Trulicity (Lilly) (1 time)

Trust (FX) (1 time)

Varidesk (1 time)

Wonder Hanger (Hampton Direct) (1 time)

Xarelto (Janssen) (1 time)