Thursday, March 29, 2018
Maybe more extracurricular activities would have done it - Part 2
Fox News host Laura Ingraham apologized Thursday over a critical tweet she sent out the day before about a Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor, in which she mocked him over college rejections...
The apology comes after Ingraham faced backlash after she posted a tweet critical of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg, who has become a vocal advocate for gun control since the mass shooting last month.
At least three of Ingraham's advertisers — Wayfair, TripAdvisor and pet food brand Nutrish — announced Thursday that they were pulling their commercials from her program.
Ingraham on Wednesday shared a Daily Wire story that reported Hogg was rejected from four colleges. “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,)” Ingraham tweeted...
Hogg has emerged as a national advocate in the weeks since a gunman opened fire at Stoneman Douglas, killing 17 people. He helped to organize and lead the "March for Our Lives" rally Saturday in Washington, D.C., and across the nation, and has been warning lawmakers that they will be voted out of office if they don't pass new gun laws. Hogg has become the subject of fierce criticism on the right, with Breitbart News and InfoWars even comparing him to Adolf Hitler.
Full story at http://thehill.com/homenews/media/380846-ingraham-apologizes-after-posting-critical-tweet-about-parkland-student