Fox News Takes Strong Stand on Laura Ingraham Controversy

Apr 2, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Fox News has come out with a strong statement about the Laura Ingraham controversy, making it clear that the network is standing behind the embattled host.

Ingraham became a target of advertiser defections last week over comments aimed at Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivor David Hogg, as we reported previously. After the controversy erupted, Ingraham announced Friday that she was taking what she called a planned vacation.

Ingraham hosts the 10 p.m. program “The Ingraham Angle.”

In a statement, Fox News co-President Jack Abernethy said: “We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts. We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children.”

Variety reports that Abernethy’s note is “unusual for a corporate executive to issue on behalf of a program host, but the situation swirling around Ingraham is anything but normal.”

“Nestle, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, TripAdvisor, Nutrish, Expedia and Hulu — a video-streaming company partly owned by Fox News parent 21st Century Fox — are among the advertisers who have said they would no longer support her program,” Variety reports, adding: “Media buyers said late last week that advertisers had grown nervous about being associated with the show, even as they acknowledged its sizable audience.”

The program reportedly averaged more than 2.6 million viewers in February.


  1. its nice to see that the Faux News Network is standing behind their
    “Bully Pulpit” of a piece of crap host who likes to pick on teens who
    want to defend their rights and who want to help their idea of a future
    in this country … not the absolute whacked out ideas of this piece
    of dung …

  2. Great news! The difference between this controversy and Bill O’Reilly’s is that it’s NOT related to sexual harassment and huge settlements. Laura made a somewhat snarky comment, for which she apologized, about a kid who is milking his pseudo media clout. And the apology wasn’t enough for him; he asks for more and more. His “fame” has gone to his head. I’m glad FOX is standing behind her. Too bad the advertisers are so spineless.

  3. Fox News announces they support bullying school shooting survivors.

    Kids don’t what to die in school. They asked adults for help. The adults refused. That’s it.

  4. It’s FOX..did anyone really expect anything else ??!! FOX continues to be the bottom-feeder which probably would support Hitler if he were around today.

  5. Seriously, OH MY GOD people HITLER? You wonder why more and more people don’t vote and stay away from politics, it’s because of you extremeists on both ends of the spectrum. Learn how to compromise, learn how to see others point of view, stop having to win every argument. Maybe that’s why the divorce rate is what it is too? Jesus, is your ego, pride, and brainwashing that deep-rooted that anyone that has a difference of opinion is the devil incarnate? Give your ego a rest and LISTEN to another human being.

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