When Parkland student turned anti-gun activist David Hogg initially instigated the boycott against Fox News host Laura Ingraham and her advertisers, he was coordinating with the George Soros funded organization of Media Matters. This particular organization has been trying to shut down Fox News for years. Nineteen advertisers pulled their ads from the show, but one advertisers who did not was “My Pillow.”
My Pillow didn’t just not pull their ads, but a CEO of the company explained that they continue to have strong support for both “The Ingraham Angle” as well as Fox News in general, and would not be taking part in any kind of boycott.
The tweet ticked off boycotters even more, but they began asking other liberals to join the boycott by using the new hashtag, #BoycottMyPillow.
The Daily Caller reported:
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell says his company’s pillow sales remain “strong” after bucking the David Hogg-led boycott of Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”
“MyPillow sales are strong. I am blessed to have loyal customers and grateful for all the support,” Lindell said in a Monday statement to The Daily Caller.
Conservatives proved that they had money and some power to buy too. Lindell was supported by many conservative Americans who took to social media to explain that they would be purchasing his products because of his stance on the boycott. One customer explained, “I just called the 800 number 2 hours ago and bought My Pillows, and congratulated the company for not bowing down to liberal lunacy. I told them that standing up and keeping My Pillow ads on Ingraham’s show was the reason I finally decided to buy from them. Another customer wrote, “A man who actually has the courage to publicly stand by his convictions! Time to buy yet one more My Pillow.” Another customer stated, “Just bought 2 more….thanks for keeping the sanity alive.”
It’s looking like the boycott has died off too. Ingraham came back to work on Monday evening, and it was pretty evident that she had beat the boycott.
The Washington Times reported that during Ingraham’s week-long vacation, things seemed to cool off. The Washington Times wrote, “The number of companies saying they would not advertise on her show, at 19, according to a count by Media Matters for America, slowed to a trickle while she was away.”
Ingraham’s bosses at Fox voiced their support for their employee. She also found backing in an unexpected place on Friday night from liberal talk show host Bill Maher.
While Maher is obviously a liberal, he stated that the effort to censor people when it comes to political thought by going after their advertisers was obviously wrong. Fox News President Jack Abernathy’s statement explained his support for Laura Ingraham and his anger against the effort to shut down the news network. He stated, “We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts.”