Laura Ingraham’s career was threatened after Parkland’s David Hogg demanded a boycott against everyone who sponsors her. Fox News decided to stand by Ingraham. “We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts. We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children,” wrote Fox News.
However, it looks like not everyone at Fox got the memo. In an interview with The Wrap, Fox’s Geraldo Rivera said that “what she did was terrible.” and “What she said was just indefensible.” Even though Ingraham apologized, Rivera claimed that he’s not sure what Ingraham’s fate will be on Fox. “It’s not going to be an easy road.”
However, a Fox spokesperson spoke out against Rivera. “Geraldo is out of the loop on this issue and speaks for no one but himself,” said the spokesperson. Suddenly after getting criticism, Geraldo took to twitter to undo his comments.
“Media missed my point, while I disagree with Laura Ingraham @IngrahamAngle on this issue, I’m glad she apologized & I’m even happier that she will be back on Monday. These political boycotts need to stop. They are an attack on the 1st Amendment & an infringement of free speech,” tweeted Rivera.
Rivera also spoke out against ad boycotts. “I detest secondary boycotts. I think they’re anti-democratic. They are a threat to the First Amendment. They give the power to the ad department over the editorial department in news organizations. It’s censorship of the worst kind. To destroy her career and destroy her show by using economic clout, the intimidation of advertisers, I think is really low blow,” said Rivera.
Source: Conservative 101