High school shooting survivor David Hogg has proved that it pays to stand up to right-wing bullies and bullying. In the face of his counter-attacks and the beginning of an advertiser flight, Fox News host Laura Ingraham has backed off and apologized.
As soon as I published my last post, in which Marjory Stoneman Doughlas High School student gun-control activist Hogg responded to Ingraham's attacks by calling for an advertiser boycott, I discovered that two more advertisers had announced their intention to pull advertising from her Fox News program. And lo and behold! Ingraham issued two apologies.
In my last post, I noted that Nutrish had tweeted a decision to stop advertising on Ingraham's show. Since then, TripAdvisor and Wayfair have followed suit. Meanwhile, Hogg kept up his counterpunching:
Ingraham tweeted the following:
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
... immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how "poised" he was given the tragedy. As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion. WATCH: https://t.co/5wcd00wWpd (2/2)— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018
Hogg's sister didn't back off:
*Waits till we boycott her advertisers to apologize* wow.— Lauren Hogg (@lauren_hoggs) March 29, 2018
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
Why can't the Democrats and the so-called liberal "strategists" get this kind of result?
(Ingraham image via screen grab)
$$$$ TALKS — BULLS**T WALKS!
I wonder why . . .
I agree that she only made a move to apologize after several of her advertisers jumped ship – just as Rush Limbaugh was forced to partially walk back his vicious attack on Sandra Fluke a few years ago. Ingraham is a typical bully – all bluster until called on her behavior, at which point she folds.