David Hogg To Ingraham: I’ll Accept Your Apology Only If You Denounce The Way Fox News Has Treated Us

The Hill reports:

Parkland, Fla., high school shooting survivor David Hogg said Thursday that he will only accept an apology from Fox News host Laura Ingraham for mocking him over college rejections if she denounced her network’s coverage of the Parkland students pushing for gun control. Four companies — TripAdvisor, Wayfair, Expedia and pet food brand Nutrish — pulled their ads from Ingraham’s show on Thursday.

The New York Times reports:

Mr. Hogg said he was unimpressed by the apology. “She only apologized after we went after her advertisers,” he said. “It kind of speaks for itself.” Mr. Hogg said he has grown accustomed to being criticized, often ruthlessly. But to hear a prominent television host mock his college rejections was “extremely frustrating,” he said. “I’m not going to stoop to her level and go after her on a personal level,” he said. “I’m going to go after her advertisers.”

Ms. Ingraham’s remarks went too far for TripAdvisor, which said it planned to stop advertising on the show and that it did not “condone the inappropriate comments made by this broadcaster.” Consumers have increasingly used social media to demand that advertisers respond to a series of controversies, particularly those involving Fox News hosts.

Last year, more than 50 brands pulled ads from “The O’Reilly Factor” after The New York Times reported on settlements that the show’s host, Bill O’Reilly, had made with women who accused him of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior, which contributed to his ouster.