“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 said on Twitter. “For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how ‘poised’ he was given the tragedy. As always he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion.”
Ingraham, a staunchly pro-Trump commentator, came under fire on Wednesday, when she tweeted out a story from the right-wing website Daily Wire about Hogg’s rejection from four different colleges.
“David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,” she said. “(Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.)”
The backlash was swift and widespread, and Ingraham was denounced for ridiculing a teenager and survivor of a mass shooting.
I did not know that Ingraham had offended Hogg, whom I refer to as “Young Hogg” and who is most certainly NOT a crisis actor. I also did not know he was rejected from four colleges. That really is a shame – especially if he has a 4.1 GPA. (Still trying to get my head around GPAs North of 4.0. Progress?)
Survivor. Backlash. Jumbled scripts. Interviews. Apologies. Blah, blah, blah.
I’ll remind Young Hogg that the same kinds of people who push gun control in America are the very same kinds who will happily deny a promising, 4.1 GPA’d white male student a place in a university. That’s not how diversity works these days. As a bonus reminder to Ingraham, the same types frequently deny all things Holy, the Week included. This almost makes perverse sense: no right to bear arms; no right to higher education. It’s really an education in itself. For those who will see it.
At first I thought this was an Oscar ballot… Young Hogg/Twitter.
When it comes to robbing Americans of their rights, Hogg, being young and impressionable, usable even, is forgivable like so many of his class. To a point. He’s a younger version of those like JP Stevens and Larry King (Zieger) – of a class not so easily forgiven.
First he says he was at Parkland (Douglas), hiding in a closet, camera in hand, during the shooting. Then he said he was at home a few miles away, returning with camera once he found out about the shooting. Either way I’ll give him the cherished label of “victim” – close enough.
But he runs dangerously close to becoming a perpetrator when he pushes the communist narrative of disarmament on the masses. Victims can victimize too.
So, who really owes whom an apology in all of this?
I’m neither looking to give one nor receive one. Pick a number? I’ll go with 2, as in Second.