Laura Ingraham Backs Down, Apologizes for Attacking David Hogg

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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.

A growing list of advertisers chose to cut ties with right-wing television host Laura Ingraham on Thursday after she tweeted insults about a survivor of the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David immediately after that horrific shooting.

After Ingraham accused Hogg of "whining", he reminded her that messing with teenagers over social media, especially when they have a huge portion of the country behind them, is one of the dumber moves an older person can make. "That said, we will continue to monitor where our advertisements appear in the open market to ensure they fit our guidelines".

Even before the calls to boycott her show, Laura Ingraham had been in the news for another controversial criticism. E-commerce company Wayfair has also said it will discontinue advertising on Ingraham's show. The boycott resembles campaigns that targeted Fox opinion hosts Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly, who was forced off the network amid a sexual-harassment scandal a year ago. The high school senior has been accepted to Cal State San Marcos, Cal Poly, and Florida Atlantic University with a 4.2 GPA and an SAT score of 1270, but says he hasn't decided what to do after graduation.

"We are in the process of removing our ads from Laura Ingraham's program", Nutrish tweeted Thursday morning.

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Online travel site Expedia said it will no longer advertise during Fox News host Laura Ingraham's show.

Hogg responded by sharing a list of the top 12 advertisers for The Ingraham Angle to his more than 600,000 Twitter followers, encouraging them to contact the companies.

Laura Ingraham, 54, a Republican, is a CT native.

Here's how the companies have responded so far. "She just understands that she finally crossed a line that would cost her advertisers", Brian Klass, a fellow at the London School of Economics, wrote on Twitter Thursday.

Many have viewed her recent actions - the latest in a slew of right-wing attacks against the Parkland survivors - as particularly appalling given that she is a parent. "It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children", he tweeted.