Fox’s Laura Ingraham loses more advertisers after calling detention centers ‘summer camps’

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Fox News host Laura Ingraham is facing advertiser boycott again. This time it is due to her comments she made on Monday about child migrant detention centers.

InterActiveCorp (IAC), a media and internet company, has pulled ads for Angie’s List and Home Advisor from her show. IAC is reportedly Ingraham’s second-biggest advertiser.

A Fox News spokesperson tried to say that the boycott was not affecting their business. The spokesperson stated, “There’s been no impact on our business, and new advertisers continue to opt in for our powerful prime-time lineup.”

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However, according to Brian Wieser, a senior analyst at Pivotal Research, there was a sudden drop in ads that was “notable.” He added that this would indicate other companies may have dropped their ads.

The removal of the ads come as she compared the detention centers for immigrant children as “essentially summer camps.” She added that the facility is like a “boarding school” where there were “classrooms, a play area with soccer goals and a medical clinic.”

At the end of the show, she even tried to clarify her comments, She stated, “Apparently, there are a lot of people very upset because we referred to some of the detention facilities tonight as essentially like summer camps. The San Diego Union-Tribune today described the facilities as essentially like what you would expect at a boarding school. So I will stick to there are some of them like boarding schools.”




The call for a boycott was started again by David Hogg, the Parkland shooting survivor who was successful at his previous push for a boycott. He tweeted at her saying “we meet again” with a list of her advertisers.

 

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