The situation surrounding the Fox News Channel show “Hannity,” where a number of advertisers have dropped the show, is beginning to look something like the Bill O’Reilly exodus that recently brought down FNC’s ratings leader.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, more advertisers announced today that they are pulling their ads from Sean Hannity’s show. By midday today, THR was reporting that the list now includes Crowne Plaza Hotels, Cars.com, Ring.com, Leesa Mattress, USAA, Peloton and Casper.
As we reported previously, the bone of contention is Hannity’s reporting on the slaying of DNC staffer Seth Rich.
“While authorities have called the murder a robbery gone wrong, Hannity has been suggesting that the DNC worker might have been killed because he leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks,” THR reports.
The report notes that conservatives have launched a counter-boycott targeting advertisers who pull their spots from Hannity’s show.