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More Advertisers Join Tucker Carlson Boycott

IHOP is the latest to ditch Fox host
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2018 4:29 AM CST
In this March 2, 2017 photo, Tucker Carlson, host of "Tucker Carlson Tonight," poses for photos in a Fox News Channel studio in New York.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

(Newser) – IHOP has become the latest advertiser to yank its ads from Tucker Carlson Tonight amid an outcry over the host's comments about immigrants. Advertisers have been leaving the Fox News show since last week, when Carlson complained that admitting immigrants was making America "poorer, dirtier, and more divided." "At our core, we stand for welcoming folks from all backgrounds and beliefs into our restaurants and continually evaluate ad placements to ensure they align with our values," an IHOP spokesperson tells Politico. "In this case, we will no longer be advertising on this show."

At least 10 other companies, including Ancestry.com and TD Ameritrade, have also pulled their ads from Carlson's show, though others, including Mitsubishi and John Deere, don't plan any changes. The job search site Indeed.com pulled its ads from the show in October, calling it "highly polarizing," the New York Times reports. Carlson said on his show Monday that he would not be "intimidated" by the boycott, which he said was part of a liberal effort to silence him. He has the support of the network, which said in a statement that he was the target of "agenda-driven intimidation efforts." Fox accused "far-left activist groups" of having a "grossly hypocritical double standard." (Last year, dozens of advertisers dumped Bill O'Reilly, who used to be in the time slot.)

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