The other day Roy Moore was accused of having inappropriate contact with underage girls. Not just one, but FOUR women stepped forward and stated that then-prosecuting attorney Roy Moore had sought out their company for the purpose of sexual relations. The youngest was 14 years old, while Moore had been 32 years old.
As with all members of the Republican party who get accused of being sexual predators, the pundits and other GOP members came out in droves to support their fellow misogynistic pig against "false allegations from women who just want money" - or whatever excuse they're using this week to blame it on the victim. And so Moore called in for a phone interview on Sean Hannity's radio program.
Then Hannity replayed the radio broadcast during his segment on Fox News. Oops! In his defense of Moore, Hannity at one point before the interview had said the sexual relations were "consensual," but he has since changed his tune on that score. Considering that in Alabama the age of consent is 16, for him to even utter the word "consensual" when a 32-year-old is having inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old was a suicide in broadcasting moment if ever there were one.
And suicide in broadcasting is exactly what is happening with Hannity. Following in the footsteps of his hero Rush Limbaugh, Hannity is beginning to lose advertisers. As the controversy surrounding his show heats up, consumers are contacting companies and requesting that they pull their money from the show. And, as happened with the Limbaugh show, we're seeing it work.
Good afternoon @Keurig. You are currently sponsoring Sean Hannity's show. He defends child molester Roy Moore and attacks women who speak out against sexual harassment. Please reconsider.
- Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) November 10, 2017
Hi there! Hannity is blocked from our advertising list. If we can help with anything else, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ELOQUII (@ELOQUII) November 10, 2017
While we continually strategize on where we advertise on and offline, we are not currently, and will not be running TV ads on Hannity. @mmfa
- realtor.com (@realtordotcom) November 11, 2017
Once the advertisers start fleeing the scene of a train wreck, you know that it is only a matter of time before the caboose catches up with the engine and the wreckage becomes an unrecognizable twisted pile of metal ready for the scrap yard. Enjoy your ride on the consumer boycott express, Mr. Hannity. The conductor will punch your ticket now.
Watch Hannity's segment below:
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