A number of companies have pulled ads from Fox News host Sean Hannity’s show Hannity after he pledged to continue investigating circumstances surrounding the death of murdered DNC employee Seth Rich.Hannity is now the second Fox News to be targeted by advertisers this year, after over 90 companies dropped advertising on Bill O’Reilly’s show The O’Reilly Factor over allegations of sexual harassment. O’Reilly was eventually released by the network, despite being America’s highest-rated cable news host.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Hannity accused figures including George Soros, David Brock of Media Matters, and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton of “liberal fascism,” after his advertisers were reportedly “inundated with emails” from left-wing groups asking them to stop advertising on the show.
Media Matters claimed they weren’t behind the boycott, though after O’reilly, that’s completely unbelievable.
USAA is the latest to pull it’s advertising and customers are not happy.
Fox News has reported that Hannity will stay on their line up and they have no plans to remove him like Bill O’reilly.
Peloton Bikes and Cars.com have also pulled their advertising from Hannity.