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REPORT: The Censorship Boycott Against Sean Hannity is Backfiring
Sean Hannity lost a major advertiser on Wednesday, further highlighting the Left’s war on suppressing free speech from conservatives.
Free speech under attack
The United Services Automobile Association (USAA), a company that boasts about helping members of the military and their families, announced on Wednesday that they no longer planned to advertise on Hannity’s show on Fox News.
@KVolt95 We are no longer advertising in relation to Hannity. Thank you!
— USAA (@USAA_help) May 25, 2017
The announcement comes after the conservative commentator spent the week covering the death of Seth Rich, the former DNC staffer who was murdered in July of 2016, weeks after he reportedly supplied DNC materials to WikiLeaks.
Conservatives are facing suppression
The attacks against conservatives in the media have been growing, and one group has been leading the charge against Fox News.
David Brock — a left-wing Hillary Clinton supporter — has been using his leftist organization, Media Matters, to take down notable names at Fox News. In April, the group targeted Bill O’Reilly amid rumors of sexual harassment, which he vehemently denied.
Brock’s group is now using the same tactics with advertisers on Sean Hannity’s show in an attempt to oust him from Fox News.
Hannity gets last laugh
The leftist attacks pulled by USAA didn’t turn out as they originally anticipated. Hannity has only lost one advertiser, remains one of the most respected names in conservative media, and has the full support of Fox News.
The USAA also received a healthy dose of how the American people felt about their decision not to champion free speech. The backlash and show of support for Hannity’s free speech was glaringly obvious across social media, too, as the message was sent loud and clear.
Americans are fighting back
Following USAA’s announcement, many across social media informed the group of their extreme disgust at their refusal to support free speech. Many, including big names in media, tweeted that they would be cancelling their services with them and taking their business elsewhere.
Check out some of the tweets below:
— 1VoiceMatters™ (@1VoiceMatters) May 25, 2017
I have car, home & other insurance with USAA but will be switching today. I support tolerant & diverse political views. https://t.co/cbN6v3w29x
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 25, 2017
Let's see if @USAA gets out ahead of its error before many of us react (I already think I know where I intend to move my money to).
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) May 25, 2017
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) May 25, 2017
— Imperio Populi (@saksivas_) May 25, 2017
It is too early to tell how much the company will lose monetarily after their ploy, but it appears thousands are supporting the idea of boycotting USAA.
Maybe other advertisers will think twice before joining the left’s campaign of censorship and intimidation.
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