Fox News isn't standing for any more of Parkland, Florida, student David Hogg's social media boycotts against their news organization — and issued a definitive statement professing so.
What's the background?
Hogg called for a boycott of Laura Ingraham's "The Ingraham Angle" after the namesake show host on Monday compared to the detention camps in south Texas to "summer camps" while talking about separating families and the children along the border.
In response to her comments, the 18-year-old Hogg took to Twitter to call on advertisers to boycott her show.
On Twitter, Hogg wrote, "If we get these advertisers pulled maybe @Ingraham will have to become a camp counselor and learn how wrong she is."
Hogg went on to list the Twitter handles of show advertisers, including, but not limited to Ace Hardware, John Deere, Cabela's, and Sirius XM.
If we get these advertisers pulled maybe @Ingraham will have to become a camp counselor and learn how wrong she is.
5. IAC (Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Match)
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) June 19, 2018
Hogg's tweet calling for a boycott has received over 16,000 retweets and 30,000 likes.
This is the second time since March that Hogg demanded a boycott of Ingraham's show. Hogg survived the mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February, and then became a gun control advocate.
You can read more about the first boycott here.
What is Fox News saying in response to Hogg's rallying cry?
According to Business Insider, Fox News has zero tolerance for Hogg's boycott attempts.
A statement from the network read:
Laura Ingraham's very personal, on-the-ground commitment to the plight of impoverished and abandoned children — specifically in Guatemala — speaks for itself. So too does her strong belief in a commonsense, legal immigration system, which will continue to be a focus of her show. Fox News will never tolerate or give in to attempts to silence diverse viewpoints by agenda-driven intimidation efforts.
Hogg seemed to respond to the statement in a Tuesday tweet, which read, "The only agenda I’m driven by is saving lives and helping people."
At the time of this writing, no advertisers have appeared to sever ties with Ingraham's show in response to Hogg's latest prompting.