“Fox News host Laura Ingraham has apologized a day after taunting Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg over his college rejections,” washingtonpost.com reports. Taunting? Not the word I’d use. As the Tweet’s been deleted, here’s the text:
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.
Just to be clear, the unweighted Grade Point Average scale only goes up to 4.0. So Mr. Hogg’s GPA was weighted; it took into account the difficulty of his classes. That scale goes up to 5.0. Click here to read the finer points of the process.
Bottom line: Mr. Hogg was a B or B+ student in a school ranked 50th in the state of Florida, in a highly rated public high school (for what that’s worth).
I think we can safely say Mr. Hogg isn’t an idiot nor a scholar. But Ms. Ingraham wasn’t impugning Mr. Hogg’s intelligence. She was casting aspersions on his character. His whining. His attitude.
This would come as no surprise to anyone who’s listened to Mr. Hogg’s mean-spirited mendacious rants directed at the NRA, pro-gun politicians and The People of the Gun. Not to put too fine a point on it, Mr. Hogg is a demagogue.
Which may be why he was rejected from every college to which he applied. Nah. With rare exceptions, universities are run by progressive for progressives to make more progressives. Mr. Hogg would have been a good fit for most schools. A proverbial feather in their cap.
Anyway, for whatever reason, Mr. Hogg was rejected and made that rejection public. He used it to further his agenda. Which makes his four — count ’em four — college rejections fair game.
In fact, Ms. Ingraham pulled her punches, attributing Mr. Hogg’s rejection to the school’s high standards. So why did she back down? WaPo:
Ingraham appeared to take back her comments Thursday afternoon, hours after Hogg sent a tweet calling for advertisers to boycott her Fox News show. Hogg’s tweet generated thousands of retweets and resulted in at least two brands promising to sever its relationship with Ingraham.
“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,” Ingraham tweeted. She also tried to curtail the damage by noting Hogg had appeared on her show after the shooting.
“Appeared to take back her comments”? What is this churlishness I see! Could it be The Post doesn’t buy or abide by the Christian spirit espoused by Ms Ingraham in her Twitter mea culpa?
Anyway, wrong answer. Ms. Ingraham should have stayed the course. Leaned in, to use the MSNBC term. This is what they do to us.
Mr. Hogg is one of the most prominent faces of The Children’s Crusade for Civilian Disarmament. He is the enemy of firearms freedom. And again, he inserted his college rejection into the “debate” over gun control. As JWT would say — a man who knows that attack is the best defense — drive on.
Mr. Hogg’s call for a boycott of Ms. Ingraham’s program obviously had its effect. Just as her apology will have its effect on Ms. Ingraham’s “brand.” And Fox News.
As well it should. This is no time to let up on those working to degrade and destroy our natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to bear arms. Assuming there ever is.