Advertisers Ditch Hannity And Fox For Defending Roy Moore
Dozens of companies have said they will no longer advertise during Fox News’ “Hannity” after critics called for the companies to pull their ads over Sean Hannity’s coverage of the sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Republican special election nominee Roy Moore.
Realtor.com and Keurig both said they are stopping their ads from airing during the show after being questioned about the advertisements on Twitter.
“Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We are adjusting our media buy to no longer include this show placement. –MS,” Realtor.com wrote to a Twitter user on Friday who tweeted a clip of Hannity’s Fox News show at the company.
While we continually strategize on where we advertise on and offline, we are not currently, and will not be running TV ads on Hannity. @mmfa
— realtor.com (@realtordotcom) November 11, 2017
Keurig, in a tweet to the president of Media Matters for America Angelo Carusone, said the company is stopping its ad on Fox News during Hannity’s show.
Angelo, thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention. We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show.
— Keurig (@Keurig) November 11, 2017
Another company, Eloquii, said Hannity is blocked from its advertising list, but did not specify on what medium.
The move comes after Hannity during his Thursday night Fox show defended Moore by urging viewers to presume the Alabama candidate “innocent” on the allegations of Sexual misconduct.
“With the allegations against Judge Moore, none of us know the truth of what happened 38 years ago. The only people that would know are the people involved in this incident.”
Hannity then interviewed Moore on Friday during his radio show, which is nationally syndicated.
Moore in the interview denied accusations leveled against him by a woman who said she had sexual contact with him when she was 14 years-old and he was 32.
The accuser, Leigh Corfman, now 53, said she met GOP candidate Roy Moore when he offered to watch her during her mother’s child custody hearing. Moore, at the time, served as an assistant district attorney.
The woman said Moore asked for her phone number, and that the two met on two more occasions. On the first, the two kissed. During the second, she said Moore removed his clothes, took off her shirt and pants, and touched her over her bra and underpants, according to the Washington Post.
The Post also found three other women who said that Moore had approached them around a similar time, when they were between the ages of 16 and 18.