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Remember The Boycott Against Laura Ingraham? Turns Out It Was a Big, Fat Failure

The left’s efforts to silence Laura Ingraham completely backfired.

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Remember not that long ago when conservative Fox News host Laura Ingraham got into a heated Twitter battle with Parkland survivor and anti-gun activist David Hogg? You know, the one where he called for a boycott of her show by advertisers and ended up forcing her to take a “vacation” from the air?

Well, as it turns out, the young Mr. Hogg’s efforts were all for naught. Yes, the boycott ended up being a complete, total, utter failure. Likely the first of many for this young man who has found himself a puppet of the left.

Ingraham has seen a 20 percent increase in viewership following the boycott and has been winning the primetime battle ever since.

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In a moment noted by Mediaite, Ingraham and her fellow Fox host Sean Hannity took a moment to celebrate the success of the lone conservative news network in general and, specifically, Ingraham, who beat out the competition this week. Here’s how Mediaite reported Ingraham’s success, which came “despite recent controversies” surrounding her show:

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Ingraham, despite recent controversies surrounding her 10 p.m. show, had a big week in the ratings, managing to beat MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow — who rivals Hannity at 9 p.m. — in the key 25-54 demo for the first time ever. The Ingraham Angle notched 2.7 million total viewers and 556,000 in the demo.

Clearly enjoying the chance to cheer his fellow primetime host’s victory over the leftwing activists from Media Matters and co., Hannity told Ingraham that the network is “really proud” of her. He also took the opportunity to thank the faithful Fox audience, who, if anything, grows alll the more faithful amid campaigns targeting the network and its on-air personalities.

So, in reality, Hogg’s efforts did the exact opposite of what he was aiming for. Rather than silencing and shaming Ingraham, it gave her greater exposure and caused many individuals who might not have otherwise tuned into her program to make it a part of their regular television viewing.

This same thing has happened repeatedly with not only news coverage, but also with entertainment choices. The more the left hates on a movie or television program for promoting conservative values, the more popular it becomes.

You’d think they’d learn this by now, but apparently they haven’t.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Businesses Should Require Vax Proof from Customers, Says NIH Director

This is simply unconscionable.

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There have long been fears that this sort of discrimination was on the horizon, as the willingly unvaccinated become second-class citizens right here in the United States. With only about half of the US population fully vaccinated, (and largely by their own accord), herd immunity looks to be some time away yet.  Nearly 20% more of the population will need to wind up with COVID antibodies in order for public health officials to consider the pandemic to be waning, and a maximum pressure campaign is taking shape throughout a number of levels of government. During an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Dr. Frances Collins used his position as the Director of the National Institutes of Health to pressure businesses around the nation to enact strict vaccine-proof restrictions. Anchor Jake Tapper said, “Some businesses are going a step further and requiring proof of vaccinations not just for employees, but even for customers in some cases. Audience members for broadway plays and musicals need to be vaccinated. Some bars in San Francisco and D.C. are requiring proof of vaccinations. Do you think as a public health measure it would be good for more businesses to require vaccine credentials in order to have vaccinated customers?” His answer was astonishing. Collins said, “As a public health person who wants to see this pandemic end, yes. I think anything we can do to encourage reluctant folks to get vaccinated because they’ll want to be part of these public events, that’s a good thing. I’m delighted to see employers like Disney and Walmart coming out and asking their staff to be vaccinated. I’m glad to see the president has said all federal employees. I oversee NIH. With 40,000 people need to get vaccinated or if they’re not to get regular testing which is inconvenient. All of…

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Unrepentant YouTube Decides to Suspend Mainstream News Channel Over ‘Misinformation’

The barons of the Information Revolution are no less corrupt than those of the Industrial Revolution before them.

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There are concerns that the barons of the Information Revolution, much like the barons of the Industrial Revolution, are exploiting their content producers at an unsustainable clip, and creating a very dangerous bottleneck in the world of free speech. Given just how much of the internet’s traffic flows through just a few sites, it is imperative that we keep a keen eye on what platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are doing.  They are the new gatekeepers of nearly the entire breadth of current information, and if they were to choose to keep us in the dark on any particular issue, it would be quite easy for them to do so. That’s why the latest news from YouTube is so terrifying. YouTube said Sunday it had barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for one week, citing concerns about Covid-19 misinformation. The move comes after a review of posts uploaded by the Rupert Murdoch-owned TV channel, which has a substantial online presence. “We have clear and established Covid-19 medical misinformation policies… to prevent the spread of Covid-19 misinformation that could cause real-world harm,” a YouTube statement said. With 1.86 million YouTube subscribers, the channel — which is owned by a subsidiary of Murdoch’s News Corp — has a conservative following well beyond Australia. The mainstream media and the mainstream social networks haven’t always gotten their COVD info right, either, which makes their declarations regarding “misinformation” all the more laughable. Early on in the pandemic, these platforms pushed back against the possibility that the virus itself may have been a part of some sort of lab leak, even going so far as to censor any such discussion.  Over a year later, and as health experts began to suggest this yes, this was truly a possibility, the premature nature of…

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