Laura Ingraham’s Tweet Was Bad, But David Hogg’s Demagoguery Is Worse

The author of this article is totally correct about David Hogg, who in my opinion is a total dweeb and low-life, who thinks he’s something special. It’s easy to see through him; he’s taken advantage of the shooting at Parkland for his own personal gain. In my opinion that’s all he cares about. 

Needless to say, in this politically-correct (pussified) country we live in, even a meaningless nerd’s comments are enough for advertisers to pull out of a television host’s program. In return, we as a public need to stop giving these companies our business. TGO

Refer to story below. Source: The Federalist

Laura Ingraham’s Tweet Was Bad, But David Hogg’s Demagoguery Is Worse

If Hogg doesn’t want to accept Ingraham’s apology, that’s his decision. But the rest of us need to stop pretending that he’s the beacon of moral authority.

Social media has become a cesspool of animosity and nastiness. Time and time again, public figures will post something they would quickly regret. This time, it was Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who taunted Parkland survivor and prominent gun control advocate David Hogg on Twitter for being rejected by four colleges he applied to despite having a 4.1 GPA.

There’s no defense for Ingraham’s tweet. It was petty, childish, and mean-spirited.

That being said, Hogg’s reaction to her tweet took it to the extreme when he essentially launched a boycott campaign aimed at her advertisers. At least eight companies have already pulled their ads from her shows.

These boycott campaigns have become far too common. The most successful one to date took down Bill O’Reilly after he was exposed for sexual harassment almost a year ago.

As advertisers began dropping, Ingraham issued an apology on Twitter, saying that any student with a 4.1 GPA “should be proud” and that she was sorry for the “upset or hurt” her tweet caused him and the other victims of the Parkland shooting. Hogg rejected her apology, tweeting that it was an effort to “save her advertisers” and that he would only accept her apology if she denounced the way Fox News “has treated my friends and I in this fight,” adding that “it’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children” and that she should “focus less on fear and more on facts.”

He then appeared on CNN Friday morning and insisted that Ingraham should “stand down,” and said that while she is an honest opinion host, she needs to be “more objective.”

Look, if Hogg doesn’t want to accept Ingraham’s apology, that’s his decision. But the rest of us need to stop pretending that he’s the beacon of moral authority.

It’s ironic that he’s calling on everyone to “love thy neighbor” and to end the “mudslinging” because he certainly hasn’t practiced what he’s preaching. Over the past several weeks, he has referred to the NRA as “child murderers,” called Dana Loesch “disgusting” and accused her of not caring about children’s lives, smeared Republican Sen. Marco Rubio by claiming he’s bribed by the NRA in exchange for the lives of Florida students, and blasted Republicans as “sick f–kers” for not meeting his standards on gun reform. And judging from his boycott campaign, Hogg’s solution to save children’s lives is to bully the opposition into silence.

Hogg believes that he can get away with playing two roles at once: a teen victim of a mass shooting and a vocal gun control activist. One minute, he’s a brave young man who is leading the fight against the gun lobby and in the next minute, he’s crying that a lady was mean to him on Twitter. And with the help of the leftwing group Media Matters, he and his cult following have pressured over a half a dozen advertisers to part ways with the Fox News host. It’s worth emphasizing that they’re using exact punishment on Ingraham for this one tweet that they used on Bill O’Reilly for being a sexual predator. In other words, the punishment doesn’t fit the crime at all.

But when you enter the arena of public discourse, especially when it pertains to politics, no one is or should be shielded from criticism. Ingraham certainly deserved criticism for the tweet and whether she was pressured to or not, she did the right thing by apologizing. Hogg on the other hand feels no remorse for his vicious attacks against Rubio, Loesch, the NRA, and Republicans. In fact, he recently argued that the political theater at the March For Our Lives where he attacked Rubio with an NRA price tag wasn’t “provocative enough.”

For weeks, the media shamelessly allowed these Parkland students to go unchallenged as they spouted divisive, hyperbolic nonsense that was full of inaccuracies. Because of that, Hogg feels justified to say and do whatever he wants without consequence. He has been given such political power that he is using it to launch boycott campaigns against those who simply hurt his feelings.

Hogg has a platform right now because he and his classmates went through a horrific tragedy, and he deserves defending from conspiracy theorists who accused him of being a “crisis actor.” However, he cannot cloak himself in victimhood forever as he continues to be this outspoken activist. His demagoguery and blatant hypocrisy have reached a boiling point. If Hogg wants to be treated like an adult, then he should be called out as such.

Joseph Wulfsohn is a writer and columnist for Mediaite. His work has been quoted by Fox News and

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5 Responses to Laura Ingraham’s Tweet Was Bad, But David Hogg’s Demagoguery Is Worse

  1. GhostRider says:

    Good luck hearing from the other 2998 students from Parkland. I suspect they are more like you and I were during those Wonder Years of ours when we were their age. We were not going to give up our own activities to be “heard from” regardless of what our message would have been.

    -Ghostrider Wisdom…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

  2. GhostRider says:

    Oh, do not misundertake me. I absolutely get the point, and I also get your point, but as usual, it’s WRONG.

    There once was a greatman who graduated from West Point, and Eisenhower relished the emphasis on traditions and on sports, but was less enthusiastic about the hazing, though he willingly accepted it as a plebe. He was also a regular violator of the more detailed regulations, and finished school with a less than stellar discipline rating. Academically, Eisenhower’s best subject by far was English. Otherwise, his performance was average, though he thoroughly enjoyed the typical emphasis of engineering on science and mathematics. I suspect in his youth he had similar characteristics to the ones you gift Hogg with, but then I also suspect those are needed characteristics to rise.

    By genetics I am not a sheep, but by choice I am not a Sheppard. Teenagers are at the mercy of adults, more so than at any time in our history. Not only are they being subjected to being defensively mowed down by this fad of school shootings with adults doing nothing to stop this, but are also subjected to sexual abuse by adults which may be their own teachers, and even victims of sex trafficking, by guess who, adults. They are on their own and to those that push their plates away as they scream at their mothers, NO MORE JELLO, the Ghostrider says KUDOS to them and hope they succeed and may they live long and prosper.

    BTW, they he is already succeeded as shown here, and others that have even backed away from political office campaigns after being seen picking on kids

    -Ghostrider Wisdom…this is the Dawn of a New Consciousness, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

    • For being such a small and fragile-looking dweeb, David Hogg is a BIG dick-head. He actually believes he’s a real important guy, when all he is in reality is a pawn for liberals; being used like a dirty rag.

      I want to hear from the other 2998 or so students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Senior High. David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez are B O R I N G…

  3. GhostRider says:

    Can you say, Anita Bryant?

    This frigid female is the Anita Bryant of this era. She was known to harbor homophobic views. In 1997, she apologized for her homophobia. Jeffrey Hart, the faculty adviser for The Dartmouth Review described Ingraham as having “the most extreme anti-homosexual views imaginable”, claiming “she went so far as to avoid a local eatery where she feared the waiters were homosexuals”.

    She came out of that one one unscathed because at time she was not dependent on sponsors as Anita was. But now she is and whereas she is not taking on the gay community she is taking on kids and to sponsors, that is way worse.

    If you think only liberals are listening it might be of course, because conservatives don’t listen, period, but the truth is, you are living in a liberal world. Any aspect of our lives will show you that. Lets look at women for example:
    Our women vote, work, drink, smoke, go to bars alone, wear pants, don’t wear a bra when they choose not to, excel in business, excel in sports, drive, choose to give birth or choose not to, raise our children, love sex, hold public office, are on the path to eventually be President except maybe conservative deaf, dumb, & blind ones.

    This indeed is a liberal world. America is a liberal Nation, albeit, one in which Conservative and Religious factions operate, but liberal none the less.

    Good Bye, Laura, can’t say its been a pleasure because you never got me off.

    -Ghostrider Consciousness…this is indeed the Dawn of a New Consciousness. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it

    • As usual, you miss the point of the story and take it somewhere else.

      Laura Ingraham may be a total *sshole, I don’t really know. She may be worse than Anita Bryant. She may be the world’s most racist individual. But that wasn’t the point of the article. The point was that these kids are just that, kids. Some of them, including David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, are smug and cocky. They’ve gone way over the top in making statements that people are child murderers, etc. If you can dish it out, especially if you do so publicly, you better be able to take it. But David Hogg can’t take it because he’s a pussy. And the bigger point is, that the United States has become pussified to no end. David Hogg is not beyond criticism; nobody is. But definitely not someone who insults people publicly.

      Things have gotten so bad in America that anyone can ALLEGE that so and so sexually abused them and that’s all it takes to get them fired, etc. No proof needed, no facts pursued, no trial; just a simple accusation. Yet even scum-bag terrorists, rapists, murderers, serial killers, etc. who are proven beyond a doubt of being guilty of the crime are given a trial. The United States is going downhill, and fast!

      By the way, the fact that women can do all the things you described doesn’t make this a liberal country. There is no reason women shouldn’t be able to do the same things that men can because they’re human beings as well and are not inferior to men. The fact that women cannot do some of these things in many countries only means that those countries are barbaric, it doesn’t mean that ours is liberal.

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