We are so proud of Fox News right now, our hearts could burst. It would have been all too easy for the corporate suits at cable’s finest news channel to turn their backs on Laura Ingraham, release some lame statement about how they don’t tolerate hate speech towards gun violence survivors, beg for the forgiveness of David Hogg and his minions, and quietly replace Ingraham with Ainsley Earhardt or some other hungry daytime host.
Instead, they recognized this boycott for what it is – an attempt to silent dissenting voices on the pro-gun side of the issue – and warned the advertisers not to let the door hit them on the way out.
This is, seriously, one of the greatest things Fox News has ever done.
“We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-drive intimidation efforts,” said Fox News co-president Jack Abernathy. “We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children.”
There was a lot of speculation in the last couple of years that with the departure of Roger Ailes, the release of Bill O’Reilly, and the ascension to power of Rupert Murdoch’s children, Fox News would soon be only a shell of its former self. But the channel has more than proven the skeptics wrong. If anything, the Fox News has reached new heights of greatness over the course of the Trump presidency, and primetime pundits like Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and yes, Laura Ingraham are the prime reason why.
This whole flap about Ingraham is absolutely ridiculous anyway. Look, if she had said something truly nasty about David Hogg, that would be one thing. But it’s not like she tweeted, “Ugh, if I have to see this Nazi’s ugly face on my TV one more time, I’m going to shoot MYSELF.” Okay? If she’d written something like that, we could understand if advertisers started to bail on her program. But she didn’t! She merely noted that Hogg was out there “whining” about his college rejections, noted that it was unlikely that those rejections had anything at all to do with his newfound “celebrity” status, and…um, that’s all. How the hell is that cause for destroying the woman’s career?
Oh, it’s because Hogg is a precious, rare flower known as a “Parkland Teen,” and as such cannot be criticized, mocked, or disagreed with in any form or fashion. He is to be protected lovingly like a tender baby lamb, and anyone who dares cross him must be thrown into the lake of fire.
Astoundingly, some in the liberal media are calling the boycott against her advertisers a “wonderful example of democracy.”
We’ll see if they’re singing the same tune the day the tide turns against them or one of their liberal colleagues. We’ll just see indeed.