David Hogg got a bunch of sponsors to abandon Laura Ingraham, but she just scored huge. Another major loss for the liberal agenda.
The shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School last February was a terrible tragedy.
But the bodies weren’t even cold before several students used the tragedy as a platform to gain publicity.
Chief among these opportunists exploiting the shooting has been one David Hogg. Hogg has been on the liberal warpath to promote his gun grabbing agenda, and he has been handsomely rewarded by the Left.
From speaking engagements to a book deal, Hogg has been raking in the cash off of his dead classmates. The 18-year-old is hailed as a hero by the Left, who don’t seem to see the irony in the fact that Hogg enjoys an armed security detail.
But fame isn’t enough for Hogg. He must have total and complete acceptance from society, and anyone who dares to disagree with him must be punished.
Laura Ingraham learned this the hard way when she jokingly mocked Hogg for being rejected from colleges he wanted to attend. Hogg pitched a temper tantrum and called for a boycott of her Fox News show, The Ingraham Angle.
But Ingraham is having the last laugh against the angsty activist.
“In the second quarter of 2018, Fox News host Laura Ingraham continued to see rising ratings despite losing advertisers and facing some backlash from critics like Parkland survivor David Hogg.
Hogg announced his boycott at the end of March, apparently in an attempt to spite Ingraham for teasing him about his lack of college acceptances:
Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that #
Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers
4. @Allstate & @esurance
6. @RocketMortgage Mortgage
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
But despite the attacks, Ingraham had her best quarter yet with an average of 2.654 million total viewers from April to June.
Her show, ‘The Ingraham Angle,’ ranked among the top four cable news programs for both total viewers and the key 25-54 age demographic.”
Hogg’s call to boycott Ingraham is typical of the Left’s increasingly fascist mentality. Even liberal Bill Maher came to Ingraham’s defense against this bullying tactic.
Maher said Hogg and his fellow student activists have entered the public arena, and therefore they are fair game.
“Maybe you shouldn’t say that about a 17-year-old,” Maher argued, “but again, he is in the arena. And then he calls for a boycott of her sponsors. Now, really, is that American?” Maher asked.
“Effectively, it is the modern way of cutting off free speech,” Maher stated, going on to explain how he has also been the victim of a boycott of sponsors. “I lost a job once. It is wrong.”
It is indeed wrong, but thankfully Hogg’s tactics have hilariously backfired, just as his call to boycott guns has led to an increase in gun sales.
Americans do not take marching orders from egotistical teenagers. The silent majority are only silent in words, but our actions speak volumes!