USAA pulling ads from Hannity's Fox News show

May 28, 2017, 04:40
USAA pulling ads from Hannity's Fox News show

The speculative report, published a week earlier, quotes a private investigator suggesting that Seth Rich had some connection to WikiLeaks and its leaks of DNC emails previous year.

Washington, D.C. police have found no evidence to support this theory and believe that Rich was likely killed in a botched robbery attempt.

A few advertisers, including Cars.com, have pulled their business from Hannity's show.

The Chicago-based site Cars.com has made a decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News show, shortly after a media watchdog group published a list of the show's advertisers.

- Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) May 23, 2017 I said publicly over and over to the Rich Family they are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Cars.com, mattress companies Leesa Sleep and Casper, United Services Automobile Association (USAA), Peloton bicycles, the Crowne Plaza hotel chain and doorbell company Ring have all asked to cancel their adverts from the show, The Los Angeles Times reported.

On Tuesday, Fox News retracted a story they had published on their website about Rich's death. Mic has reached out to more than 50 advertisers on Hannity's program, and we will continue to update this list as more information becomes available. "In this case, we've been watching closely and have recently made the decision to pull our advertising from Hannity".

In April, several companies pulled advertisements from Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's show amid numerous allegations of sexual harassment against the popular television personality. A company rep told their customer they would no longer air their ads during that show. "Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish". "Don't read into this", he told viewers Tuesday.

Mediate reports "The Five" co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle announced she'll be filling on for "Hannity" on Thursday and Friday as he takes the rest of the week off.

Social media is buzzing with individuals who have been disgusted by Hannity's remarks concerning Seth Rich, and many individuals have been contacting advertisers, threatening a boycott of their products in order to encourage them to drop their ad deals.

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The Fox News anchor started furiously tweeting early Wednesday morning, after the progressive media watchdog group published a list of his advertisers for a boycott of his show.

Though disproved by authorities, Hannity continued to drive a theory that DNC staffer Seth Rich was shot and killed near his home because he had supplied DNC emails to WikiLeaks.

Spoke to many advertisers.

And media company REELZ addressed Hannity's coverage of the Rich murder explicitly by saying that it "has a position of informed opinion, one way or the other, on Seth Rich or Sean Hannity".

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