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Jeffrey Lord Warns: Boycotts Won’t End With Ingraham


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Jeffrey Lord has a warning for conservatives: The boycotts won’t end with Laura Ingraham.

“Any conservative on television or radio or in fact with any audience of any kind, as in a speech invite to a college campus — is now a target for silencing,” Lord a conservative writer and former CNN commentator, wrote in an American Spectator column Tuesday morning.

Ingraham, a Fox News host, lost more than a dozen advertisers over a tweet knocking Parkland student David Hogg for complaining about four colleges that rejected his applications.

Hogg rejected the apology and teamed up with left-wing activist group Media Matters to go after Ingraham’s advertisers, demanding they boycott her show.

Fox News defended Ingraham in a strong statement Monday evening, saying the “Ingraham Angle” host isn’t going anywhere.

Media Matters has waged similar boycotts against former Fox News hosts Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck, and is currently waging a boycott campaign against current Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Lord lost his job in August after writing “Sieg Heil” in a tweet meant to mock Media Matters president Angelo Carusone as a fascist. He compared his firing to the boycott campaigns targeting Ingraham in his column on Tuesday.

“The excuse always changes as different conservatives are targeted — but the motive never changes. And that motive is vividly clear: silencing a free press and free speech by bullying advertisers and hosts as well,” Lord wrote. (RELATED: Facebook Suppresses Certain Media Outlets In Your Newsfeed. It Won’t Tell You Which Ones)

“Now is the time to fight back. To zero in on these advertisers and others and make it plain that this kind of bullying of conservatives — and in this case the bullying of a woman — has got to stop.”

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