DAILYKENN.com -- And now you know why alleged crisis actor David Hogg abruptly disappeared from the talking head circuit.
Bad move on their part.
Hogg led the charge for advertisers to boycott Laura Ingraham's Fox News talk show. A few took Hogg's advice. Not only did the boycotting advertisers lose business from people like me, they also lost exposure to Ingraham's growing audience.
Great news for Fox.
The missing advertisers cleared airtime for new promoters who are likely to pay a higher rate to get their wares in front of Ingraham's much larger audience.
From freebeacon.com ▼
Fox News host Laura Ingraham's viewership has gone up by 20 percent since gun control activist David Hogg initiated a boycott of her advertisers late last month.
Hogg went after "Ingraham Angle" advertisers on March 29, and that week Ingraham's ratings had averaged about 2.23 million, but last week she returned from vacation and her ratings climbed to around 2.7 million, NewsBusters reported. Hogg, a 17-year-old student who survived February's mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., targeted Ingraham's advertisers last month after she tweeted an article about him being turned down from four different campuses in the University of California school system.
The boycott, which was pushed by Media Matters for America among other liberal-leaning groups, led to at 27 companies dropping their ads from her show, as of Friday.
While Ingraham apologized on Twitter a day after the initial tweet, Hogg did not accept the apology and instead continued to call on his Twitter followers to help put pressure on Ingraham's advertisers. He shared the Media Matters article with a list of all her advertisers.
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