Fox News Issues Statement After David Hogg Organizes Boycott on Ingraham — He Won't Like It One Bit

| APR 3, 2018 | 1:35 PM
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In a statement, Fox News said it refused to abandon host Laura Ingraham as she lost sponsors over her tweet about Parkland survivor David Hogg.

“We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts,” Fox News president Jack Abernathy said, according to The Los Angeles Times on Monday.

“We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children,” he added.

The controversy started after Ingraham tweeted it was “totally predictable” for Hogg to face rejection from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA):

Hogg responded by tweeting Ingraham's advertisers for her show, “Ingraham Angle”:

According to the Times, the show lost more than a dozen advertisers.

One person familiar with the matter, however, said the advertisers didn't inflict any significant financial impact on the network because most simply transferred their ads to other Fox News programs.

After losing some advertisers, Ingraham apologized, but Hogg didn't accept:

“I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight,” he said.