Insurance company stops adverts on Fox show

New case of scandal for Fox follows in the footsteps of Allstate pulling ads in April

Insurance company stops adverts on Fox show

Insurance News

By Allie Sanchez

USAA is among the companies that have recently pulled advertising support for Fox News, purportedly over the reportage of Sean Hannity concerning the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.

Police have ruled Rich’s murder as a robbery gone wrong, but Hannity has put forth a theory that the Democrat was killed to silence him following his provision of confidential emails to WikiLeaks.

Insurer USAA said in its Twitter feed that “advertising on opinion shows is not in accordance with our policy and we’ve since corrected it.”

Thursday also saw Crowne Plaza Hotels,,, Leesa Mattress, Peloto and Casper, withdraw from the Fox program.

Media Matters For America has published a list of the 125 companies that advertise on the Hannity show.

For his part, Hannity was reported to have blamed the organization for the advertising boycott of his show.

“Liberal Fascism,” Hannity reportedly tweeted. “MMFA is targeting my advertisers to silence my voice. They hope to get me fired. Rush, O’Reilly, Beck, Imus, and now me.”

Speculation was rife whether the host will retain his post at Fox, and Fox said of the matter, “Like the rest of the country, Sean Hannity is taking a vacation for Memorial Day weekend and will be back on Tuesday. Those who suggest otherwise are going to look foolish.”

USAA follows Allstate, which pulled ads from Fox in April following sexual harassment accusations levelled against host Bill O’Reilly. 

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