Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham took a moment Wednesday to revel in news that Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor David Hogg had been rejected from a number of colleges in California to which he had applied, including UCLA.
“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.),” she tweeted.
Inrgraham also added a news item on the subject from Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire — a website that has been sharply critical of Hogg and other Parkland high school students who have used last month’s massacre of 17 people to call for increased gun control.
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
The news of Hogg’s college misfortunes and his resulting disappointment first began to filter out on TMZ which published video of the student reflecting on the matter, Tuesday.
“It’s not been too great for me and some of the other members of the movement, like Ryan Deitsch,” Hogg said in the video of the college prospects for him and some of his fellow seniors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “It’s been kind of annoying having to deal with that and everything else that’s been going on but at this point, you know, we’re changing the world. We’re too busy. Right now it’s hard to focus on that.”
In addition to UCLA, Hogg told TMZ he was also rejected from UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine. He said he had received acceptance letters from a few schools — including Florida Atlantic University and Cal State San Marcos — but is also considering taking a gap year after graduating this spring.
Ingraham, like many conservatives at Fox News and elsewhere, has never been shy about attacking Parkland survivors for pushing gun control. Still, many online took her tweet as mean-spirited — and let her know it.
speaking of college, remember when you outed closeted gay people while you were a student at Dartmouth, Laura? https://t.co/Db65msYdt1
— Caleb Ecarma (@calebecarma) March 28, 2018
You'll never be as angry at anyone as conservatives are at kids who watched their friends massacred at school last month. pic.twitter.com/GQT1d3md72
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) March 28, 2018
— rabia O'chaudry (@rabiasquared) 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
This is what "punching down" looks like, and it's ugly.
If Laura Ingraham had any decency…
Well, we can just stop right there because she has none. Zero. https://t.co/fIjksNg1LO
— Ed Bott (@edbott) March 28, 2018
Laura Ingraham DESTROYS David Hogg for being a normal teenager https://t.co/63vugMxzeg
— Tim Sorensen (@TimmySorensen) March 28, 2018