A stupid note on which to end another stupid news week. This morning he said it was important to keep boycotting Ingraham notwithstanding her apology, not because it would make him feel good personally but to protect the movement he’s helping to lead. If people like her are free to … make fun of someone for not getting into college, other student organizers might be pushed around too and that could disrupt the important work they’re doing of “saving lives.” A few hours later, that logic — it’s not about me, it’s about the movement — has transformed into “it’s not about me or the movement, it’s about Ingraham being a bad person.” He brings up an incident from her college days, then alludes to her “shut up and dribble” shot at LeBron James. Turns out the biggest celebrity in American sports, probably one of the 20 most famous people in the country, is being bullied by a 10 p.m. host on cable news.
Hopefully next week everyone will drop the pretense that this is about anything grander than liberals trying to lash Fox because they can. That, plus retiring the “David Hogg, Nazi” idiocy, will make the coming stupid news week a tiny bit smarter.
Give Hogg this much: He’s pressing an advantage that the right has handed to his side. With very rare exceptions, Republicans don’t boycott their political enemies. Trump whines all day long about the media, Fox News rails about “fake news” day and night, but in the end it’s an easy call for Ingraham’s advertisers to pander to Hogg and his allies because they know there’ll be no pain from the right if they do. If Fox is unwilling or incapable of using its platform to try to organize viewers to help it defend itself, there’s no sense complaining about Hogg. You’d be a fool not to run for the end zone with no defenders in front of you.
Parkland survivor David Hogg says he won't be accepting the apology of Fox News Host Laura Ingraham after she taunted him for being rejected from several colleges.
"She's a bully and she needs to be held accountable." pic.twitter.com/qTWmA8nYSZ
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 30, 2018