David Hogg has announced he is out for blood in this feud between him and Laura Ingraham, hoping that she loses her job after tweeting Hogg was ‘whining’ about being rejected from 4 California universities.
During her show ‘The Ingraham Angle,’ the FOX News host said she will be on vacation for the next week. On that same Friday evening Hogg, speaking to the Daily News, said, ‘I would love to see her go.’
The gun-control activist also stated he would not accept Ingraham’s apology posted on twitter. He has accused her of ‘cyberbullying’ for addressing the issue.
After tweeting an initial apology, Ingraham also tweeted a clip of Hogg on her show.
‘That’s what she does when she tries to apologize to me, she promotes her own show? Really?’ Hogg added. Hogg described Ingraham’s attack as ‘really, really stupid.’
He then added of the advertisers that have pulled from her show: ‘I’m a 17-year-old kid, she’s bullied people before and I think people are just sick and tired of it,’ he said.
‘She needs to acknowledge what she has done wrong.’
Via Daily Mail: On Friday Ingraham shared on her program she will take a pre-planned break for the Easter holiday with her children.
When Ingraham announced Friday that she would be going away with her children for the Easter break, Hogg tweeted ‘Have some healthy reflections this Holy Week’ echoing Ingraham’s own words of apology that she offered after Hogg’s boycott saw her lose 11 of her show’s advertisers.
In her Friday evening segment she did not address her online clash with Hogg.
Ingraham sparked trouble on Wednesday when she took to Twitter to mock Hogg.
She wrote: ‘David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it’.
Hogg is a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that took place on February 14, killing 17.
He filmed the horror that unfolded as students hid under desks during the shooting and went on to become an activist for gun reform afterwards.
She apologized the next day saying ‘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’.
She added on Thursday that she thought she was the first to feature Hogg on her show after the shooting saying ‘he’s welcome to come on my show anytime for a productive discussion.’
But that was only after Hogg had mobilized a boycott of her advertisers, tweeting out a list of their names and encouraging followers to call and request the companies to drop her program.
So far, 11 companies have obliged.
The Atlantis, Paradise Island resort; Office Depot, Jenny Craig, Hulu, Nutrish, TripAdvisor, Expedia, Wayfair, StitchFix, Nestlé and Johnson & Johnson have pulled their ads from her show, according to CBS News.
Hogg spoke to New Day on Friday saying he believes Ingraham is just trying to distract from the gun violence he and other students strive to end.
‘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,’ said Hogg.
‘I think it’s great that corporate America is standing with me and the rest of my friends,’ said Hogg during an interview on New Day.
‘When you come against any of us, me or anyone else, you’re coming against all of us. It is important that we stand together as corporate and civic America and show them they cannot push us around, especially when all we’re trying to do here is save lives.’
He continued: ‘When people try to distract like what Laura is trying to do from what the real is issue is, gun violence in America, it’s not only is sad but wrong. I would say from a journalistic perspective, she needs to stand out.’
Hogg then closed with: ‘The issue is gun violence in America. She is trying to distract from that, and I hate it.’
On the Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Deutsch discussed the issue mostly.
‘I’ve got kids that are older than they are. Who thinks that attacking children, who thinks that spreading false information about children which has not only been spread on conspiracy sites but also on mainstream media sights, who thinks that is going to help them get ahead politically when it’s so obvious it’s only going to blow up in their faces?’ asked Scarborough.
‘Let’s add on attacking children who are two weeks out from hiding under their desk or watching their friends be shot by an automatic weapon,’ Deutsch pointed out .
‘So if you can’t have empathy or sympathetic behavior or parental human behavior towards children in general, particularly children coming off a horrific trauma – we can’t have animals on the air attack children.’
He then added: ‘Ingraham told Lebron James to shut up and dribble and Ingraham needs to shut up and dribble also. She’s a reprehensible human being.’
In the wake of Ingraham’s tweets, Hogg responded on Thursday via Twitter that he would only accept an apology should she denounce her treatment of the Parkland student activists rallying for gun reform.
‘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 I in this fight,’ he wrote.
‘It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children,’ he added.