Guest clashes with Ingraham over losing advertisers

A guest sparred with Fox News host Laura Ingraham during her show Wednesday evening, pointing out that she lost sponsors over her comments mocking a Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor for his college rejections.

Enrique Morones, the founder of the human rights group Border Angels, was appearing on “The Ingraham Angle” with John Cox, a Republican candidate in the California gubernatorial race, discussing the state’s sanctuary laws.


“I don’t know who this guy is. Who is this guy?” Morones asked after Cox said he was “going to be the next governor" of California. “Who is this Cox guy? I never ever heard of him.”

Ingraham then chided Morones for being "rude and nasty."

“Enrique, I just want to tell you, God bless you, I really, I wish the best for you. But you have been so incredibly rude and nasty since almost the first second of this appearance,” Ingraham said.

“So to say ‘who is he?’ I’m sure he doesn’t know who you are,” Ingraham continued. “So who cares? If the conversation — which is why we actually invited you on the show, to have a conversation — about a topic that’s really important—”

“Where’s your sponsors?” Morones interjected. “David Hogg got rid of half of them. High school kids shut you down.”

“It’s actually really important, and poor Enrique is trying to make waves. And the sad thing is this is how the left operates,” the Fox News host said.

“I’m not on the left,” Morones replied.

“Enrique, thank you for that insightful contribution to the show,” Ingraham said before Morones disappeared from the screen.

The Hill has reached out to Fox News for comment.

Ingraham's show lost more than 20 sponsors in recent weeks after she posted a tweet mocking Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg for being rejected from some colleges.

Hogg led a boycott of Ingraham's advertisers shortly after her tweet, and Ingraham later apologized for her comments.

The student, however, rejected her apology saying she had only apologized because she was losing sponsors.

Ingraham went on a planned vacation the week following the controversy, returning last week with a segment claiming that "Stalinist" liberals were trying to silence conservative voices. She lost a handful of more sponsors in the days after her return.

However, Ace Hardware backtracked its initial comments announcing it was pulling its advertisements from the show and said last week that it would still air ads on Ingraham's program. 

Ingraham's ratings haven't suffered from the boycott — she scored her highest ratings ever the week she returned to the show, according to The Wrap.

Updated at 10:04 a.m.