Why Hasn’t Laura Ingraham Deleted That David Hogg Tweet?

Fox News has apologized for tweet mocking school shooting survivor that has cost Ingraham her sponsors

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Laura Ingraham’s mocking tweet of Parkland, Florida, shooting survivor David Hogg is still up on Twitter more than two days after it created a firestorm that prompted at least eight companies to pull ads from her Fox News show.

The Fox News host has deleted tweets in the past that she felt crossed the line, including a 2015 tweet criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan’s desire to preserve “family time” if he accepted the role of Speaker of the House. (“Like no one has ever sacrificed family time to serve their country?” she asked in a tweet she quickly took down, according to Twitchy.)

But as of Friday, Ingraham has not deleted her tweet about the outspoken senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School despite issuing an apology on Thursday “for any upset or hurt my tweet cause him or any of the brave victims of Parkland.”

A rep for Ingraham and Fox News did not respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Hogg’s social-media battle with Ingraham began after she accused him of whining about his rejection from UCLA and other colleges to which he had applied, prompting him to call for a boycott of her sponsors.

Within 24 hours, more than eight companies announced that they would pull ads from “The Ingraham Angle.”

Hogg has also questioned the sincerity of Ingraham’s tweeted apology and has vowed to press the case against her going forward.

“The fact that they’re going after us personally shows that what we’re doing is working. We have them scared and now we have to go even harder,” Hogg told Alisyn Camerota on set at CNN’s “New Day.”

“This is when it really starts to matter is when these people try going against us.”

Jon Levine contributed to this report.