David Hogg: I Won't Accept Ingraham's Apology Until She's 'More Objective'

Sunday, 01 Apr, 2018

TripAdvisor, Expedia, Wayfair and Johnson & Johnson are pulling their support as well.

Four companies have already cut ties with The Ingraham Angle after host Laura Ingraham tweeted about the fact that David Hogg (17) had been rejected from four colleges.

The success of Hogg's campaign not only showed the reach of this new generation and its unbelievable management of social media, but it put Ingraham up against the ropes, so she resorted again to the social network to apologize to the student. Hogg issued a call for Ingraham's advertisers to boycott her show, and several agreed, including such high-profile "Ingraham Angle" sponsors as TripAdvisor, Nutrish, Wayfair, JoS.

Ingraham apologized in a tweet the following day, citing "the spirit of Holy Week", and invited Hogg to appear on her show.

Hogg urged his followers on Twitter to contact advertisers for Ingraham's prime time show, and by Thursday afternoon, after at least two companies had distanced themselves from the program, the host offered an apology.

Hogg came back with: "I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough".

"I think it's great that corporate America is standing with me and the rest of my friends", Hogg said on CNN.

Ingraham on Wednesday teased Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior David Hogg on Twitter after he disclosed he had been rejected from a handful of colleges. He helped organize the "March for Our Lives" rally in Washington, D.C., which brought hundreds of thousands to the Capitol to pressure Congress to change laws in favor of tighter restrictions on guns.

Hogg said Ingraham's attacks were "really, really stupid", adding that the subsequent backlash shows that people are fed up with her and the scourge of gun violence. Companies at that time were pushing Fox to pull their ads from O'Reilly's show following a New York Times report detailing numerous sexual harassment settlements he had paid out. He further stated that if all her sponsors pulled their ads, then "we can show that if you continue to bully the students that survived a mass murder, there's going to be consequences".

The Free Press has reached out to Rocket Mortgage for comment but has not received a reply. But I also didn't think this young man could send such fear into the corridors of Fox News, so ... After Sean Hannity supported Alabama judge Roy Moore in his campaign for the USA senate, five companies removed their ads, including Keurig. "We have no plans to buy ads on the show in the future", a company spokesperson told CNBC.