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IBM, SlimFast, and Blue Apron join the advertising exodus from Laura Ingraham's Fox News show

IBM announced Wednesday that it no longer advertises on The Ingraham Angle, making it at least the 23rd advertiser to drop support for the Fox News opinion show since host Laura Ingraham mocked Parkland high school shooting survivor David Hogg in late March for not getting into some colleges. On Tuesday, Blue Apron and SlimFast announced they will no longer run ads on the show. While Ingraham was on vacation last week, and amid speculation she wouldn't return to the air, Fox News came to her defense. "We cannot and will not allow voices to be censored by agenda-driven intimidation efforts," Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy said in an April 2 statement.

After Hogg called for a boycott in response to Ingraham's comments about him, The Ingraham Angle cut its ad time to about seven minutes from 14.5 minutes beforehand, CNN reports. Ingraham isn't the only loser after tweeting about Hogg, who became a highly visible advocate for new gun laws after 17 people were shot dead at his high school — on Monday, conservative commentator Jamie Allman lost his nightly TV show on Sinclair Broadcast Group's St. Louis station KDNL after tweeting a vulgar threat at Hogg, and he resigned from his 12-year-old morning radio show Tuesday.

For more information on the Ingraham boycott, The Opposition's Jordan Klepper ran through what sparked it, played Ingraham's response to the "Stalinist" and anti–First Amendment boycott — and her support for previous boycotts, and cracked jokes ("I know conservatives are being silenced because I hear about it 24 hours a day on Fox, and 34 hours a day on InfoWars") on Wednesday night. You can watch that below. Peter Weber