The backlash against Laura Ingraham following comments she made about Parkland student David Hogg is not dying down, with the Fox News host coming under fire on both CNN and MSNBC on Friday.
On Morning Joe the panel agreed that he decision to mock Hogg over a video in which he detailed the schools which did not accept him was in poor taste and very poorly timed.
Donny Deutsch was the most fired up of the group and did not hold back as he went after Ingraham, stating at one point that she needed to ‘shut up and dribble.’
Hogg himself was also voicing his opinion on Friday, stating on New Day that he believes Ingraham is just trying to distract from the gun violence he and other students want to end.
‘She’s only apologizing after a third of her advertisers pulled out, and I think it’s really disgusting the fact that she basically tried promoting her show after apologizing to me,’ said Hogg.
Taking his stance: ‘When people try to distract like what Laura is trying to do from what the real is issue is, gun violence in America, it’s not only is sad but wrong
What’s the angle: ‘I think it’s really disgusting the fact that she basically tried promoting her show after apologizing to me,’ said Hogg (Ingraham above in February)
‘I think it’s great that corporate America is standing with me and the rest of my friends,’ said Hogg during an appearance on New Day.
‘When you come against any of us, me or anyone else, you’re coming against all of us. It is important that we stand together as corporate and civic America and show them they cannot push us around, especially when all we’re trying to do here is save lives.’
He continued: ‘When people try to distract like what Laura is trying to do from what the real is issue is, gun violence in America, it’s not only is sad but wrong. I would say from a journalistic perspective, she needs to stand out.’
Hogg then closed out by stating: ‘The issue is gun violence in America. She is trying to distract from that, and I hate it
It was a far livelier discussion over on Morning Joe, in a conversation dominated by Joe Scarborough and Deutsch.
‘I’ve got kids that are older than they are. Who thinks that attacking children, who thinks that spreading false information about children which has not only been spread on conspiracy sights but also on mainstream media sights, who thinks that is going to help them get ahead politically when it’s so obvious it’s only going to blow up in their faces?’ asked Scarborough.
‘Let’s add on attacking children who are two weeks out from hiding under their desk or watching their friends be shot by an automatic weapon,’ pointed out Deutsch.
‘So if you can’t have empathy or sympathetic behavior or parental human behavior towards children in general, particularly children coming off a horrific trauma – we can’t have animals on the air attack children.’
He then added: ‘Ingraham told Lebron James to shut up and dribble and Ingraham needs to shut up and dribble also. She’s a reprehensible human being.’
Morning, Laura: Donny Deutsch both mocked and attacked Ingraham on Morning Joe (above), saying she needed to ‘shut up and dribble’
Farewell: Hogg believes Ingraham only apologized after a ‘third of her advertisers pulled out,’ though as of Friday only nine were reportedly boycotting
This all began when Ingraham mocked Hogg for a video that appeared on TMZ in which he stated the colleges he was not admitted to for next year.
‘David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it,’ wrote Ingraham on Twitter.
Higg was in now way whining in the video, but as many pointed out he had every right to be given the trauma he endured just weeks ago in a Florida classroom.
Hogg, a student a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, filmed students hiding from the gunman in their classrooms.
He then became one of the leading voices of the gun control movement launched by these school-aged men and women.
Hogg was quick to respond to Ingraham’s tweet, sharing a list of a dozen advertisers and encouraging followers to immediately call them and ask them to drop Ingraham.
At least nine claim they have done just that.
Ingraham apologized Thursday on Twitter, saying: ‘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 tweeted that she thought she was the first to feature Hogg on her show after the shooting and added: ‘He’s welcome to come on my show anytime for a productive discussion.’
Hogg tweeted later Thursday that an apology to save advertisers wasn’t enough and that he’d only accept Ingraham’s apology if she denounced the way Fox News has treated his friends.
‘It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children,’ wrote Hogg.