IBM and Mitsubishi have
joined the sponsors pulling their ads from Fox News host Laura Ingraham's show, according to reports Wednesday.
The show's advertising time was quickly cut in half, and Tuesday's night show featured just 14 advertisers, with the biggest names including Red Lobster, WeatherTech and Sandals Resorts.
Ingraham initially apologized for going after Hogg on Twitter. But he rebuffed her, and Ingraham took a weeklong vacation as the boycott ramped up.
On returning to the show Monday, Ing
Ingraham's advertiser troubles date back to March 28, when she took to Twitter to mock Hogg for being turned down by four colleges he applied to.
David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...totally predictable given acceptance rates.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018
Hogg, who had recently publicly acknowledged the rejections, responded the next day by tweeting a list of Ingraham's advertisers and urging people to contact them.
The campaign quickly yielded results. Companies including Expedia, Hulu, Nestle and Ruby Tuesday cut ties with Ingraham's show.
After losing 17 classmates in the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Hogg became a leading gun control activist, and a harsh critic of the National Rifle Association and politicians it backs. He has traded barbs with conservatives over his positions.
Some conservatives, including commentator Ben Shapiro and Parkland student Kyle Kashuv, have defended Ingraham, and Fox News has so far stood by her.
"We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts," Fox news co-president Jack Abernethy said. "We look forward to having Laura Ingraham back hosting her program next Monday when she returns from spring vacation with her children."