'Hannity' fans boycott Keurig for pulling ads over Moore coverage

Posted November 14, 2017

The hashtag #BoycottKeurig surged on Twitter's trending list over the weekend as Hannity took to his own Twitter account to applaud his "deplorable friends".

Gage and other Hannity adherents posted videos of themselves online attacking their Keurig machines, which generally retail for about $100, to literally send a message to the coffee machine maker.

On Friday, Angelo Carusone, the president of Media Matters for America, a watchdog group that has previously organized advertiser boycotts of Hannity's show, tweeted Keurig about sponsoring Hannity.

A group of companies have made a decision to pull their advertisements from Sean Hannity's programming following the host's coverage of disgraced Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Moore, then 32, first approached 14-year-old Leigh Corfman in early 1979 outside a courtroom in Etowah county, Alabama, it is reported. "I don't remember dating any girl without the permission of her mother". On his radio show that day, Hannity said the relationship was "consensual".

At least five companies said they would withdraw their advertisements from Hannity's Fox News show, including 23andme, ELOQUII, Nature's Bounty, and realtor.com. "We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show".

Not everyone is joining in on destroying perfectly good (and not low-cost!) coffee makers, however. He later apologized, stating that he was only talking about his three accusers aged 16 to 18, not the 14-year-old. During a speech in September 2016, Clinton said, "You could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables".

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He compares the Great Keurig War of 2017 to the aftermath of the Boston Tea Party, when colonists who tried to salvage some of the 92,000 pounds of British East India Company Tea that washed ashore were punished for their deficient patriotism-"even though at that point there was no one being financially rewarded for it".

As an outcry mounted over the interview, Keurig said it would pull its Fox News ad.

'The allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore are deeply troubling, ' said Colorado Sen.

Hannity said he is going to delete his retweets of the smashing videos.

"Thanks for bringing this to our attention".

Other companies posted similar statements to Twitter.

Previous boycotts of Fox News shows have proved devastating to hosts: Dozens of companies pulled their ads from Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox News after the New York Times revealed in April that Fox and O'Reilly had agreed to a series of secret settlements over harassment allegations.