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Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/26/2017
FILE - In this March 4, 2016 file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. Fox News says it has removed from its website a speculative story about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich because it "was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting." The network had no other comment beyond the published statement on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. It also made no mention of Sean Hannity, who has done stories about the case on his prime-time television show. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this March 4, 2016 file photo, Sean Hannity of Fox News appears at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. Fox News says it has removed from its website a speculative story about the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee employee Seth Rich because it "was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting." The network had no other comment beyond the published statement on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. It also made no mention of Sean Hannity, who has done stories about the case on his prime-time television show. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Financial services firm USAA is facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel. The company says it is withdrawing its commercials from other opinion-based television shows.

USAA caters to U.S. military members, veterans and their families, and its Facebook page was clogged Friday with messages from customers threatening to end their accounts.

USAA is one of a reported nine companies to pull sponsorship from Hannity. The Fox personality has become a liberal target for his focus on a discredited story about a murdered Democratic National Committee staffer.

An advocacy group noted that USAA has recently advertised on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show. The company said that was a mistake, too.

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