Comedian and progressive talk show host Bill Maher defended Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham on Friday, arguing with guests on his HBO show that a boycott led by Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivor David Hogg was un-American.
Hogg called for his Twitter followers to contact Ingraham’s top advertisers following her criticism of him last month. Ingraham’s Fox News show has since been dropped by multiple companies.
“I want to defend Laura Ingraham,” Maher told the audience. “I know it sounds ridiculous, but it has to do with the Parkland kids and guns and free speech.”
“Really? Is that American?” Maher asked the crowd. “He complains about bullying? That’s bullying!” the host continued. “I have been the victim of a boycott … I’ve lost a job as a result. It is wrong. You shouldn’t do this by team, you should do it by principle.”
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