Two reasons could explain Laura Ingraham's decision to deride the Parkland survivor, David Hogg, for his rejection by the university. It's a pang of pain, but it seems overly cynical that the Fox News presenter enjoys seeing even more bad things with a teenager who has lost 14 schoolmates and three educators last month.
The other, more plausible reason is that Ingraham wants to remove Hogg from a national conversation about gun control. Instead of debating him, she would prefer to disqualify him.
In her show last week, Ingraham described Hogg's commentary as a "temper tantrum" – a blow to his youth – while one complaining that in the mainstream media, it is practically the culmination of the new Left Heroes, the children who have become the public face of the movement. "
On Monday, Ingraham played with Hogg's remarks on Saturday in March for our lives in Washington, saying, "The NRA-backed politicians, who allow the continued slaughter of our children and our future, say: Bring Their resumes finished. "
" Who wrote this line? "Ingraham asked, hinting that Hogg could not have composed such a clever joke.
Ingraham's consistent implication was that Hogg is not as impressive as he has been described in other media. Her tweet Wednesday that Hogg taunted for failing to join four colleges (he was accepted by three others) was another way for Ingramam to signal that Hogg is overrated and unqualified to go beyond public policy to discuss.
Ingrahams efforts to Marginalization Hogg does not mean that she has fear to discuss him. Ingraham is a lawyer, and even the best lawyers, no matter how strong their arguments, would rather see dismissed cases because the opponents do not have a reputation, but try to win in the main.
Then we talk again about cable news courtroom. But Ingraham – author of a book entitled "Shut Up and Sing" – often attacks the opponent's position instead of its substance.
When NBA LeBron James and Kevin Durant proposed last month that President Trump is racist, Ingraham did not do that if the label is unfair; She told the players to "shut up and dribble."
"Keep the political commentary for you," she added, calling her comments "barely understandable" and "ungrammatical."
A day later, she responded to criticisms Ingraham said of her comments from players and others, "If you want to be a political expert, come to my farm." Let's do that. Let's have a real conversation about black unemployment. Let's talk about violence in the city center Let's talk about all topics like school choice Let's do that Do not think that you will not be criticized if you just do a passing haul on Trump and say he's not a leader. " Suddenly Ingraham was debating a game. But her first step had been to argue that James and Durant should not participate in political debates.
Ingraham has adopted the same approach to late television presenter Jimmy Kimmel, a Republican health policy critic.
Leave it to the professionals, Jimmy, "she said in December.
Following the ceremony of the Academy Awards, which included political comments from actors, Ingraham asked her audience," Watch movies and Oscars to see to represent you? about politics? "
" I think if these actors and celebrities in politics just marinate, you can watch us or other networks for that, "she said.
On Thursday, Ingraham apologized to Hogg for" any surprise or hurt my Tweet caused "and noted that Hogg had previously appeared on their show.The interview took place on the day of filming at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and focused on basic facts about the event; there was no back and forth in gun policy.
Ingraham said Hogg was "welcome to return to the show at any time for a productive discussion" – an invitation that was extended only when she presented him as an unworthy adversary.