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 (@davidhogg111) March 31, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Others on social media noted that at Fox News, vacations after advertiser boycotts are sometimes permanent:
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) March 31, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Everyone knows that in Fox News land ‘going on vacation’ means ‘you’re cancelled!’
In this holiest of weeks, sending Laura Ingraham thoughts and prayers.
— God (@TheGoodGodAbove) March 31, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Meanwhile, some rejoiced in the success of the Parkland students, and others sent Ingraham their “thoughts and prayers”:
— 🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit 🖕🏻 (@DearAuntCrabby) March 31, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
Next week Laura Ingraham will be taking a 100% pre-planned vacation, unrelated to the onslaught of bad press she’s gotten, during which she will definitely NOT be mad
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) March 31, 2018
Dear Laura Ingraham
Thoughts and prayers to your career.
— Joseph Dennis (@jd1515151) March 31, 2018
Laura Ingraham is going on vacation after her disgusting attack of David Hogg. Conservatives and Republicans take note. You keep viciously smearing the Parkland students, and you will keep taking L’s. These kids are tough. https://t.co/Rjp80A9Yua
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 31, 2018
Laura Ingraham, Bested By Teen, Goes On Vacation https://t.co/gfLyUykBhgADVERTISEMENT
— #TheResistance (@SocialPowerOne1) March 31, 2018
Laura Ingraham had one hell of a Holy Week
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) March 30, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
THESE KIDS ARE NOT FUCKING AROUND. https://t.co/7k64qDOT8d
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) March 31, 2018