On Wednesday, Laura Ingraham, host of the primetime Fox News show Ingraham Angle, mocked 17-year-old Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg for getting rejected by four colleges. Ingraham’s tweet links to a Daily Wire aggregation of an interview Hogg did with TMZ in which he discussed getting rejected from four University of California schools.
In the six weeks since the shooting, Hogg has emerged as a leading student voice for gun control. As ThinkProgress has detailed, his efforts have sparked a smear campaign against him that started on the fringes of the internet but has become more mainstream, with right-wing voices going as far as to portray him as an aspiring fascist who sends secret messages to followers.
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
@IngrahamAngle David was not whining. I called him about the story. He was not feeling sorry for himself in the slightest. It was my idea that colleges should consider applicants who are so committed. Did you watch the video???
— Harvey Levin (@HarveyLevinTMZ) March 28, 2018
imagine being an adult who hates a teenager so much you pants him online for getting rejected by colleges https://t.co/RPw52nqq1h
— Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) March 28, 2018
— rabia O’chaudry (@rabiasquared) March 28, 2018
Just a Fox News host attacking a school shooting survivor for getting rejected from colleges. What a world. https://t.co/i0HYUpLHgN
— Matthew Nussbaum (@MatthewNussbaum) March 28, 2018
This is a really messed up thing to do to a kid, no matter your politics. https://t.co/10XGxJJfbn
— Olivia Messer 💀 (@OliviaMesser) March 28, 2018