Fox's Ingraham gets quick pushback for school shooting tweet

Kelvin Reese
March 31, 2018

The Stoneman Douglas High School senior tells CNN that Ingraham is only being contrite because of the companies that are abandoning "The Ingraham Angle".

Rapaport made his comments as advertisers have made the decision to pull their ads from Ingraham's show after she tweeted an article about activist David Hogg's rejections from some colleges. "(Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA...totally predictable given acceptance rates.)" she tweeted.

She's only apologizing after a third of her advertisers pulled out, and I think it's really disgusting, the fact that she basically tried promoting her show after "apologizing" to me. Other defectors include Nestle, Johnson and Johnson, TripAdvisor, Nutrish, Expedia, Jos. "On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the fearless victims of Parkland", she said, and invited Hogg to appear on her show.

In declining to accept Ingraham's apology, David Hogg tweeted, "I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight".

Hogg added to the comment on Thursday: "I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough".

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"It's time to love thy neighbour, not mudsling at children".

Conservatives, though, are saying that they're going to boycott the companies that dropped their sponsorships of Ingraham's show.

"In our view, these statements focused on a high school student cross the line of decency".

But it was the same David Hogg who surprised again resorting to his new position as a public figure and his convening power to ask his followers to join a campaign to demand the sponsors of Ingraham's program to withdraw their support to the presenter. A year ago, Bill O'Reilly, then the biggest star at Fox, saw dozens of advertisers flee his top-rated program after a New York Times story revealed that he had paid multiple settlements to women who had accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.

Ingraham was awfully quiet about her apology - or indeed, the entire subject of gun control - on her Thursday show. Many felt it was wrong of the TV host to use religion in her apology and only after advertisers starting dropping her show. I think every week is a good week to apologize and not make these decisions to call out a 17-year-old like me who had to live through something like this and everyone else who has been rejected from college too - it is just very bad.

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