Soros-Funded Groups Fueling Laura Ingraham Advertiser Boycott
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Soros-Funded Groups Fueling Laura Ingraham Advertiser Boycott

NEW YORK — The George Soros-financed Media Matters for America progressive activist group has been helping to fuel an advertising boycott targeting Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show following Twitter comments the media star made about Parkland shooting survivor and antigun activist David Hogg.

Think Progress, the media project of the Soros-funded Center for American Progress, has also been using its platform to hype the boycott.

On Thursday, Ingraham tweeted an apology to Hogg, expressing her regret “for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.”

The “Ingraham Angle” host had earlier tweeted a Daily Wire story titled, “Gun Rights Provocateur David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied.” Ingraham adder her own comment: “David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it.”

Hogg immediately sprung to action, tweeting a list of Ingraham’s top 12 advertisers and promoting the hashtag #BoycottIngramAdverts.

Media Matters on Thursday jumped into the anti-Ingraham campaign, promoting a list of over 130 recent advertisers on the Fox News show.

Hogg himself retweeted the larger Media Matters list of Ingraham’s television advertisers.

On Twitter, Media Matters President Angelo Carusone highlighted two of Ingraham’s biggest advertisers, Liberty Mutual and Bayer:

Carusone further commented, “You can expect more advertisers to leave … Fox News is reckless propaganda machine. It’s bad for business.”

Media Matters is known for its opposition to conservative and independent media outlets. A Media Matters briefing book obtained by the Washington Free Beacon last year at a retreat for donors listed a core budget goal for 2017 of $13.4 million, which the booklet says would pay for a staff of 81, ostensibly to wage war on independent news media outlets like Breitbart News.

Media Matters, founded by Hillary Clinton ally David Brock, is financed in part by Soros. The billionaire provided a $1 million donation in 2010 “to hold Fox News accountable for the false and misleading information they so often broadcast.”

Brock once described Media Matters as aiming to wage an all-out campaign of “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” against Fox News.

Think Progress has also been spotlighting the boycott with an article and numerous tweets about the subject by Judd Legum, the editor and founder of Think Progress.

Sleeping Giants, the anonymous Twitter account that has spearheaded attempts to boycotts Breitbart News, has been promoting the campaign against Ingraham, as have scores of Democratic Party operatives and liberal media personalities.

Shannon Coulter, co-founder of the #GrabYourWallet, which promotes boycotts against businesses associated with Donald Trump, has been feverishly supporting the anti-Ingraham campaign on Twitter.



  1. Pat Dowd

    March 30, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    I am sick of hearing about David Hogg.


    March 30, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    All paid by Tsoros.. What can you expect from the Libs? boycott,,,, boycott,,,, Thay can’t do much about Laura. She is an excellent and balanced journalist.

  3. Carolyn

    March 30, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    David Brock, founder of Media Matters stated, “we are at war with FOX,” is very intimidating and gives out a lot of money. Media Matters is a 501-C-3 which does not allow political involvements? It is an educational, non-profit, status They have to list their donors a 501-C-4 does not. Oprah just paid for a 501-C-4 to accept anonymous donations for the Parkland students. Brock was mentioned in the copy accompanying 2 slideshows, online that savaged Jesse Watters and Tucker Carlson as a ‘blogger.’ This ‘blogger’ took the two FOX stars apart as every kind of racist, sexist bad boys. Where is FOX legal? You wonder if Oprah is one of the investors in the Soros mega-hedge fund, Bit Gold.

  4. Tana Bouquet

    March 30, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    The deep sate is showing how arrogant they are. The school shooting in Florida is another example of those who choose to undermine America and its people, by using anyone or anything that promotes their agenda. At this point, they must really be running scared. We do not need these kind of people here in America. 2nd amendment always. take care.

  5. Oscar2Marine

    March 30, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Can we start fighting back ? Please ?

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