Update: Eight advertisers — including Hulu — have now dropped The Laura Ingraham Show, several after she issued the “apology.”
I didn’t realize that this was going to turn into an all-day story, but once again, we have underestimated David Hogg and the Parkland survivors. To recap: Fox News Commentator Laura Ingraham — who thinks that Trump’s children should be off limits — took a shot at David Hogg because he was rejected from UCLA.
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.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018
What is the purpose of this tweet? What is wrong with you? Are you actually proud of this? Regardless of your political beliefs and motivations, THIS is how you choose to present yourself? You must be so sad, angry and scared. https://t.co/pvuSyx4OMd— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) March 29, 2018
Then David Hogg asked for an advertiser boycott.
Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that #— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers
4. @Allstate & @esurance
6. @RocketMortgage Mortgage
It worked. Within hours, several advertisers had dropped Laura Ingraham, including Nutrish, WayFair, Tripadvosor, and Expedia.
Recognizing that the network was going to continue bleeding advertisers unless she apologized, Ingraham did so with one of those, “I’m sorry you were bothered by what I said” apologies.
Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. 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. For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David…(1/2)— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018
… 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. WATCH: https://t.co/5wcd00wWpd (2/2)— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 29, 2018
But of course, there’s nothing genuine about an apology under financial duress, so Hogg rejected it, and demanded more.
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 I️ in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. https://t.co/H0yWs4zMGk— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
Your move, Laura.
Reminder: Don’t f*ck with the Parkland students, folks. Also, give Hulu a holler on social media. Why the hell is the network of The Handmaid’s Tale an advertiser for The Laura Ingraham Show in the first place?