After facing conservative backlash (and liberal praise) for pulling advertisements from Fox News host Sean Hannity’s broadcasts, USAA will no longer run ads on MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s show.
The insurance company originally said it would no longer run commercials on “Hannity” because of a company policy against airing ads on “opinion shows.”
The Media Research Center later revealed that the company had, in fact, placed ads on MSNBC shows hosted by Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell, all of whom present the news from a liberal opinionated viewpoint.
USAA told ABC News that it aired those ads by accident, and will ensure that that doesn’t happen again.
The announcement came after a rash of USAA members flooding the company’s Facebook page with angry comments.
USAA was one of several businesses to pull ads from Hannity’s show following public pressure over the Seth Rich controversy, driven by left-wing nonprofit Media Matter.