THE LOY­ALTY FAC­TOR

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

“A funny thing has hap­pened since the Left be­gan its cam­paign to drive Fox News host Laura In­gra­ham off the air: Her rat­ings are up, a lot — by more than 20 per­cent com­pared to her last week on the air be­fore the cur­rent con­tro­versy be­gan,” writes Rich Noyes, se­nior edi­tor of News­busters.org, ref­er­enc­ing the dis­agree­ment be­tween Ms. In­gra­ham and anti-gun vi­o­lence ac­tivist David Hogg, who called upon ad­ver­tis­ers to pull their sup­port from the show.

The boy­cott be­gan March 29, with 27 com­pa­nies plan­ning to pull their ad­ver­tis­ing from the show, though Ace Hard­ware has de­cided to re­turn.

“Other ad­ver­tis­ers, such as MyPil­low, is­sued state­ments de­fy­ing the boy­cott and an­nounc­ing their con­tin­ued sup­port for In­gra­ham’s show. In­gra­ham’s view­ers ap­par­ently feel the same way,” Mr. Noyes says, cit­ing Nielsen num­bers which re­veal that 2.7 mil­lion peo­ple tuned in to the show af­ter the boy­cott, com­pared to 2.2 mil­lion the pre­vi­ous week.

“The in­crease in her rat­ings since the boy­cott be­gan is more than 20 per­cent,” he notes.

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