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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 07:21 PM

Protesters Flock to Fox News Headquarters to Scare Off Advertisers

The liberal watchdogs at Media Matters organized a public demonstration on the heels of an anti-Tucker Carlson audio campaign


About 50 protesters and a throng of reporters gathered Wednesday in front of the Fox News mothership in Midtown Manhattan — oversized banners of Fox & Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade flapping in the background — to rail against the latest batch of vile Tucker Carlson comments released by the liberal watchdog Media Matters.

The demonstration, also organized by Media Matters, was timed for maximum impact: huddled inside the News Corp building were more than a hundred advertisers the network is hoping to do business with in the upcoming year. It was the first time Fox News has participated in “upfronts” — the high-stakes events in which television executives present their lineups and try to convince advertisers to purchase airtime in advance of scheduled programming.

According to Media Matters president Angelo Carusone, the meeting and its timing are evidence that Fox is feeling the heat from advertisers for inflammatory remarks from Carlson and his fellow Fox hosts Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity.

“Look at last year, think about the steady stream of controversies,” Causone tells Rolling Stone while standing outside the News Corp building, which houses the network. He ticked off a list of controversies that have engulfed the network over the previous 18 months, from the infamous Keurig-smashing backlash that took place after the coffee company pulled its ads from Sean Hannity’s show, to Laura Ingraham’s attack of Parkland Student David Hogg to Tucker Carlson saying that immigrants make America “poorer and dirtier and more divided.”


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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:49 PM

1. Give us the names of the advertisers on Carlson's show.

We can do the rest.

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