'Hannity' fans boycott Keurig for pulling ads over Moore coverage

14 November, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Laverne Higgins
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In response to Carusone, Keurig tweeted Saturday, "Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention".

Fox News supporters in the US are pounding down on Keurig coffee makers - and sharing the videos online - after the company pulled its ads from running on the Sean Hannity radio and TV show.

This ultimately inspired the trending hashtag, which has now received over 34.3 thousand tweets.

Hannity took to his Fox News TV show later to clarify that he misspoke, saying that he did not mean to imply the encounter with the 14-year-old was consensual.

Hannity is coming under fire for his coverage of Moore, who was accused of having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32 and an assistant district attorney.

The accusations date from four decades ago, when Moore was in his 30s.

Hannity said the company was a victim of aggressive maneuvers by the left-wing media watchdog Media Matters and a social media person panicked. "The only people that would know that are the people involved in this incident". Given the circumstances, we wanted to reach out and communicate with you directly so you understood our position and the protocols we have in place.

"@Keurig I had no idea you were so political".

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"Figured I'd let Keurig and all these other companies know we don't believe in your fake outrage being portrayed as some kind of virtual-signaling morality test", one man said in a video posted on Twitter.

He added, "Deplorable friends, I am buying 500 coffee makers tomorrow to give away!" All the Clinton's crap & this is justice? No!

As an outcry mounted over the interview, Keurig said it would pull its Fox News ad.

Just in time for Christmas! Back in August, the liberal site called upon companies to withdraw their advertisements after Hannity defended President Donald Trump for his response to the deadly, race-fueled rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. District of Columbia police say Rich died in a botched robbery near his home in Washington a year ago.

While some conservatives on Twitter have hailed the apology as a victory, others who have condemned Moore's alleged actions felt it was an unnecessary concession.

Nevertheless, Hannity's defense of Moore sparked social media backlash, and advertisers responded to complaints by vowing not to appear on his Fox News show.

The ads were rescheduled to other Fox broadcasts. The website's parent company is owned by Rupert Murdoch - the head of Fox News and it's subsidiaries.

Remember, this is how it ended for Bill O'Reilly - not the sexual harassment lawsuits, the loss of sponsors.

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