Fox News released a statement on the future of Laura Ingraham on Monday. She was facing an intense boycott push from Media Matters and leftist activists. The network made it known that they are standing behind Ingraham and will not back down to the intimidation tactics being implemented by the Left with the goal of ending free speech.
Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy released a statement:
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.
Ingraham hosts "The Ingraham Angle." On Friday she announced she was taking off a week to celebrate Easter with her three adopted children. A boycott campaign is being driven against her after David Hogg freaked out when she tweeted some mild criticism in his direction.
Hogg, an atheist, tweeted at Ingraham about her Holy Week.
Have some healthy reflections this Holy Week. https://t.co/bjSLmj3gyH
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 31, 2018
Check out some of the reactions from Twitter:
I'm glad Fox News has stood by Laura Ingraham and I look forward to having her back on Monday. We can't let these punk Parkland Progressive Puppets take down a conservative journalist because they hate her message. Nice try Libnuts but you fell flat on your faces!😂@Ingrahamangle
— Elder Lansing (@ElderLansing) April 3, 2018
The tweet from @IngrahamAngle was ill-advised and Laura has apologized. But know this: the sponsor boycott is not some spontaneous uprising by companies. It is being directed by powerful, shadowy radical groups who want Laura Ingraham off the air.
— Bill O'Reilly (@BillOReilly) April 2, 2018
Laura Ingraham should wear it as a badge of honor that Nazi suppliers don't want to be associated with her show.
— Avi Follman (@AviFollman) April 3, 2018
Sorry ‘Camera Hogg’ And All You Hateful Liberals 👉Fox News Stands Behind Laura Ingraham @IngrahamAngle 👉She’s NOT GOING ANYWHERE
— John~ 💋Kiss My Bot (@John_KissMyBot) April 3, 2018