Companies yank ads from 'Hannity' over Roy Moore - The Left Hates The Truth
Controversy over Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has resulted in at least five companies yanking their advertisements from "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel in the wake of Moore's appearance on the program Friday night.
CNBC says the companies include coffee-machine maker Keurig, Realtor.com, 23 and Me, Eloquii and Nature's Bounty.
That has sparked a social-media firestorm, with people both praising and condemning the firms, along with the creation of boycotts against them.
Sean Hannity of Fox News interviewed the Judge Roy Moore about allegations of sexual misconduct in the wake of a Washington Post report suggesting Moore was romantically or sexually involved with four teenage girls when he was in his 30s. Moore has steadfastly denied the charges.
Ed Note: So now if you present both sides of a news story the left wants you boycotted and bankrupted. Typical left kill the truth at any cost.
On Hannity's radio program earlier on Friday, Moore said: "These allegations are completely false and misleading. But more than that it hurts me personally because you know, I'm a father. I have one daughter, I have five granddaughters, and I have a special concern for the protection of young ladies."
The companies announced their withdrawal from Hannity's TV program on Twitter, although none of them specifically cited the accusations against the judge for their decision. But they did indicate they would no longer advertise after Twitter users called for them to distance themselves from the show.
"We've received inquiries RE: advertising on Hannity," 23 and Me said on Twitter on Friday. "We are not running TV advertising on Hannity. We continue to closely evaluate where we advertise."
"We can confirm that we do not have advertisements running on this program," Nature's Bounty also tweeted.
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"Hannity" is no stranger to controversy, as the leftist group Media Matters pushed in August for companies to end their financial support of the program. A month later, Cadillac reportedly stopped its commercials from airing on the show, following Hannity's coverage of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
E-trade is another firm that yanked its ads at the time, CNBC noted.
This weekend's move by advertisers to distance themselves from Hannity has prompted plenty of backlash, including a #BoycottKeurig movement.
Others, however, heaped praise on Keurig and the other firms for avoiding the "Hannity" program in the wake of Friday's interview.
Sunday afternoon, Moore sent out a fund-raising letter to supporters, noting he has been closely "scrutinized in the press and the liberal media for forty years."
"I've been investigated by politically-motivated attorney generals and judicial commissions on several occasion," Moore said. "I've run five campaigns against opponents who did opposition research against me - including statewide elections, county elections and two major battles over religious liberty and the Ten Commandments ... The truth is, I've probably been investigated as much as anyone in the entire country."
He assured his supporters that he was not guilty of the accusations against him.
"Of course, these attacks are completely false and untrue - a well-coordinated hit piece by the Democrats, and the GOP establishment, against me and my campaign."First Amendment, news, Fox News Channel, Roy Moore, Alabama Senate Race, SeanHannity