Sean Hannity fans call for boycott as 3 sponsors pull ads

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According to a German Marshall Fund tracker, #BoycottKeurig was the number one trending hashtag among 600 Russia-linked accounts they monitor. (It's hard to imagine any were frugal enough to wait till they ran out of K-cups to chuck their coffee makers out the window, though.) While Hannity fans work out their frustrations on a machine they'll probably miss later, "The unstated promise is that you'd have no more need for any future Keurig products of any sort", Glickman rightly notes.

Many on the right subsequently called for Hannity's supporters to boycott Keurig.

The coffee giant dumped the Fox show in the wake of Hannity's reaction to allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore. A Washington Post story last week said Moore had romantic or sexual relationships with four teens, including a 14-year-old girl, when he was in his 30s.

Moore had consistently denied the allegations, calling them a politically motivated attack in the lead up to the December 12 special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. "Every single person in this country deserves the presumption of innocence", Hannity said on his show. "We worked with our media partner and FOX news to stop our ad from airing during the Sean Hannity Show", the tweet read.

Someone destroying his Keurig coffee maker.

Critics said Hannity had implied that a 14-year-old could give consent to sexual contact.

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"There are false allegations made", Hannity said, adding that the encounter was "consensual". "I just-I don't know how you find out the truth".

The boycott echoes other recent backlashes over advertisers' decisions to pull ads due to political content, an issue that appears to be on the rise in the year since President Donald Trump won the 2016 election.

"Thank you for your concern and for bringing this to our attention".

Meanwhile, Moore has said the allegations against him are "fake news", and that a lawsuit will be filed over the Washington Post report that detailed alleged incidents.

Another sponsor targeted by Media Matters, Realtor.com, announced that it would not be running ads on Hannity in the future. Meanwhile, others applauded Keurig's decision and mocked the call for a boycott.

While some conservatives on Twitter have hailed the apology as a victory, others who have condemned Moore's alleged actions felt it was an unnecessary concession. Gamgort reminded staffers that the company advertises on all the major cable channels, rather than just Fox News.

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