Laura Ingraham’s advertisers are fleeing; Here’s the list

The list of advertisers pulling ads from Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show continues to grow.

Ingraham drew criticism after she mocked Parkland, Fla. high school shooting survivor David Hogg on Wednesday over his college application rejections. By Friday afternoon, at least 12 advertisers had pulled their support from her show.

Here’s the list:

— Nutrish

— TripAdvisor

— Wayfair

— Expedia

— Nestlé

— Johnson & Johnson

— Stitch Fix

— Hulu

— Jos. A. Bank

— Office Depot

— Jenny Craig

— Miracle-Ear

A few of the companies issued statements in conjunction with their moves:

“As a company, we support open dialogue and debate on issues,” a spokeswoman for the home goods retailer Wayfair said. “However, the decision of an adult to personally criticize a high school student who has lost his classmates in an unspeakable tragedy is not consistent with our values.”

“We will no longer advertise with The Laura Ingraham Show moving forward,” a representative for Office Depot told the Huffington Post on Friday.

Earlier this week, Ingraham took to Twitter to say that Hogg, 17, was whining about his rejections and said it was “totally predictable” that he wouldn’t be accepted to those universities with a 4.1 GPA.

Hogg responded by calling on his Twitter followers to pressure advertisers to cut ties with Ingraham’s TV and radio shows.

Ingraham has since apologized, but Hogg refused to accept. In an interview on CNN, he said, “She’s only apologizing after a third of her advertisers pulled out … If she really wants to do something, she could cover inner-city violence and the real issues that we have in America.”

Ingraham is one of several conservatives who have criticized the student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for calling for gun-control legislation.

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On ‘What The Fact’ Someone’s Pants Are Almost Always On Fire

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This week’s “What the Fact” episode involves fact checks on everything from the shoes left on the U.S. Capitol lawn, to a George Soros headline to whether Japanese carmakers shoot bowling balls at the hoods of cars (they don’t). PolitiFact’s Aaron Sharockman and Katie Sanders test the week in news every Sunday at 10 a.m. Eastern.

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8 Costco food court menu items employees swear by

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Costco’s food court is home to a number of cheap and tasty menu options that members and food critics love.
Costco employees themselves have some favorites, too.
Business Insider reached out to Costco workers and scoured the web to figure out what meals are considered standout hits with employees.

Costco food courts are famous for having cheap, yummy grub.

The food court menus are static in terms of price and offerings. You’ll have to travel if you want to find any serious discrepancies between Costco food court menus.

They’re definitely a good option for shoppers looking to grab a quick, post-shopping spree meal. And some Costco employees are fans too.

Business Insider recently asked a number of Costco employees to share their favorite food court menu options. We also scoured the internet for employee reviews of the food court items on social media.

Here are the food court menu options that Costco employees love:

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“Costco’s pizzas are pretty incredible considering the price,” Costco worker Stefan Winter wrote on Quora. “Crust is yummy, toppings are good quality, what’s not to love?”

Nine other Costco workers told Business Insider that the pizza was their favorite food court item. Of those, one worker preferred the pepperoni pizza, while two went with the combo pizza.

“You get sick of the food after awhile, but the combo pizza is always my go-to,” one Costco worker in Florida told Business Insider.

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‘Death from bullying cannot be the cost of doing business’: US senator goes after Facebook and threatens regulation (FB)

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A US senator has hinted at regulating Facebook after the leak of a memo in which an executive acknowledged the social network could kill people.
Andrew Bosworth defended growth at any cost in the 2016 internal memo.
“It is @facebook’s moral obligation to maintain the integrity and safety of their platform,” Senator Ed Markey said. “When they fail to do so, Congress must act.”

The spectre of government regulation is looming for Facebook.

In the wake of the leak of an internal memo in which an executive at the social network defended growth even if it meant people died, US Senator Ed Markey has attacked the social network — warning that if Facebook can’t keep its platform safe, “Congress must act.”

Death from bullying cannot be the cost of doing business.

Terrorist attacks cannot be the cost of doing business.

It is @facebook’s moral obligation to maintain the integrity and safety of their platform. When they fail to do so, Congress must act.

— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) March 30, 2018

In the 2016 memo, which was leaked to BuzzFeed News, exec Andrew Bosworth (known as “Boz”) discussed the “ugly” side of Facebook’s growth. “Maybe it costs a life by exposing someone to bullies. Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools,” he wrote.

“The ugly truth is that we believe in connecting people so deeply that anything that allows us to connect more people more often is *de facto* good. It is perhaps the only area where the metrics do tell the true story as far as we are concerned.”

Bosworth has since said that he did not agree with the memo even when he wrote it, and that it was intended to be “provocative.”

A less friendly political landscape for the tech industry

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