Last night, David Hogg took to Twitter to call for a boycott of Laura Ingraham’s advertisers. All because she dared to tell the truth about Hogg’s constant rejections to colleges, including commuter schools like the University of Central Florida.
Hogg is the face of the anti-gun “movement” and has chosen to put himself in the spotlight. That means that whatever he puts out on Twitter could be a news story. Laura Ingraham didn’t do some investigative report to determine that Hogg had been rejected by many colleges. She didn’t go undercover and ask admissions offices if Hogg had applied. She simply reported on what Hogg himself had blasted all over Twitter.
David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018
In response to her reporting, Hogg and his hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers did what the left does best. They formed an angry mob dedicated to intimidating corporate advertisers to pull their sponsorships of her Fox News show.
And because most marketing departments for major companies are filled with left wing Democrats, Hogg and his mob quickly got results. Celebrity chef, Rachael Ray’s pet food line called Nutrish was the first to drop their advertising.
We are in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham’s program.
— Nutrish (@Nutrish) March 29, 2018
Obviously being hit on your bottom line is enough to scare anyone, so Laura Ingraham gave into the mob and issued an apology to David Hogg.
Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland. For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David…(1/2)
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018
The only problem here is that David Hogg didn’t accept her apology, and it doesn’t look like he ever will. He retweeted his sister’s thoughts on Ingraham’s apology below.
*Waits till we boycott her advertisers to apologize* wow.
Hey @IngrahamAngle please just be a real journalist. Focus on the important stories and use your platform to help people not hurt them. #neveragain #ShutUpAndBeObjective #MarchForOurLives https://t.co/wZRBlHk4XS
— Lauren Hogg (@lauren_hoggs) March 29, 2018
What did Laura Ingraham accomplish by apologizing? The frothing leftists were never going to accept it and now conservatives are angry because she gave in to their demands.
Not only did Ingraham cower in fear to mob angry at her for reporting the facts that David Hogg shared himself, now she’s pissed off the people who actually watch her show.
This is why you should never apologize for telling the truth.
UPDATE: David Hogg has listed his demands that must be met before he accepts Ingraham’s apology.
I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I️ in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. https://t.co/H0yWs4zMGk
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018