As she closed her five-month old show Friday night Laura Ingraham announced she will be taking next week off. Ingraham has been plagued by at least 16 advertisers fleeing her program, some promising to never return after the Fox News host attacked Parkland student survivor David Hogg.
I'll be off for Easter break with my kids, but fear not – we've got a great lineup of guest hosts to fill in for me," Ingraham told viewers.
Former Fox News president Joe Peyronnin says Ingraham's apology – which she said she was offering because of "Holy Week" – was insufficient and the flood of advertisers leaving "could be fatal" to the future of her show.
David Hogg, who had responded to Ingraham's attack by tweeting out a list of just 12 of her top advertisers on Wednesday, offered this tweet:
Have some healthy reflections this Holy Week. https://t.co/bjSLmj3gyH— David Hogg 📢 (@David Hogg 📢)1522469871.0
Others on social media noted that at Fox News, vacations after advertiser boycotts are sometimes permanent:
Remember @BillOReilly never returned from his “vacation.” https://t.co/BzHdIYc2OX— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence O'Donnell)1522477149.0
Everyone knows that in Fox News land ‘going on vacation’ means ‘you’re cancelled!’ In this holiest of weeks, sendi… https://t.co/y3q0jBsktI— God 🇺🇸 (@God 🇺🇸)1522478571.0
Meanwhile, some rejoiced in the success of the Parkland students, and others sent Ingraham their "thoughts and prayers":
A word to the wise, don't fuck with the warriors from #Parkland. They will win. https://t.co/2TX8D3kUB6— 🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit 🖕🏻 (@🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit 🖕🏻)1522467697.0
Next week Laura Ingraham will be taking a 100% pre-planned vacation, unrelated to the onslaught of bad press she’s… https://t.co/u7rTB9EVaU— Patrick Monahan (@Patrick Monahan)1522470263.0
@krassenstein @LuvMultimedia Dear Laura Ingraham Thoughts and prayers to your career.— Joseph Dennis (@Joseph Dennis)1522492862.0
Laura Ingraham is going on vacation after her disgusting attack of David Hogg. Conservatives and Republicans take n… https://t.co/6CT5YBzOeg— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1522471576.0
Laura Ingraham, Bested By Teen, Goes On Vacation https://t.co/gfLyUykBhg— #TheResistance (@#TheResistance)1522496057.0
Laura Ingraham had one hell of a Holy Week— Roland Scahill (@Roland Scahill)1522447011.0
THESE KIDS ARE NOT FUCKING AROUND. https://t.co/7k64qDOT8d— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel Jollett)1522466298.0