David Hogg thought he had lined up another victory.
The anti-gun activists launched a campaign to force Laura Ingraham off the air.
But Fox News responded with a statement that shut Hogg down for good.
Ingraham announced she was taking a one week vacation in the face of Hogg leading an advertiser boycott.
The Fox News host had tweeted out a video interview of Hogg stating he had been rejected from four schools in California and she claimed he was “whining.”
This led Hogg to unleashing a social media mob to boycott her advertisers.
Hogg’s campaign failed.
Fox News put out a statement declaring Ingraham will be back next Monday when her vacation with her children is over.
Fox also stated they would not be bullied by ideological intimidation tactics.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
“Fox News is standing by its embattled host Laura Ingraham, who has seen advertisers flee her show over a tweet aimed at Parkland, Fla., 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.”
Hogg’s boycott also fizzled the advertisers who pulled their ads from her show just moved them to other Fox programming and even the ones who yanked their spots could eventually return to Ingraham’s program.
The Times also reports:
“One person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to publicly comment said the boycott has not yet resulted in a significant financial hit.
This person said no advertiser has pulled their dollars from the network but have simply moved from “The Ingraham Angle” to other programs on the Fox News schedule. Most of the advertisers are out because they want to avoid the controversy associated with the story and could revisit the situation in a few weeks after Ingraham returns.”
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this story.