So Laura Ingraham of Faux Noise thought she could Twit with impunity David Hogg of #MarchForOurLives fame. Laura-
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.)
Well, first of all she got his Grade Point Average wrong (though she may have corrected that error). It’s 4.2, even according to her source which also notes that UCLA is only one of four Colleges that rejected him in the University of California system (San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Irvine also). On the other hand he got accepted by Cal Poly which likes to style itself the MIT of the West.
There is no such thing, really, as a 4.x GPA. On pure grades they run from 0 to 4.0 (straight As), some schools now award bonus points for extracurriculars and community service. My personal permanent record was less than unblemished because my Gym teacher hated me as much as I hated Gym, my Physics teacher wouldn’t talk about anything except his work with the Volunteer Fire Department, I had to drop Differential Calculus because I just didn’t do enough Peyote, and I nearly got my Band Director fired. Also took a Suspension with my girlfriend because we cut class before a Band Trip, I had a pass actually but she didn’t and I thought it the gentlemanly thing to do.
So I finished #35 out of 750 and got rejected by Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth. Just as well, I would have been a poor fit.
But back to Laura- David Hogg, Communist Militant, replied that her advertisers might wish to consider the context of their product placement.
Pick a number 1-12 contact the company next to that #
Top Laura Ingraham Advertisers
4. @Allstate & @esurance
6. @RocketMortgage Mortgage
Nutrish, Rachael Ray’s pet food company and Trip Advisor were the first to drop Laura like the hot steamy turd she is, followed shortly by Wayfair (Update: Add Nestle and hulu). The rest are still fair game.
Anyway after 25% (Update: 41%) of her top advertisers deserted her Ingraham issued this lame apology-
Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA —incl. @DavidHogg111. On reflection, in the spirit of Holy Week, I apologize for any upset or hurt my tweet caused him or any of the brave victims of Parkland. For the record, I believe my show was the first to feature David…
… immediately after that horrific shooting and even noted how “poised” he was given the tragedy. As always, he’s welcome to return to the show anytime for a productive discussion.
BillO, Glenn Beck, Roger Ailes. Faux Noise is a toxic brand to be associated with and companies that market to consumers (advertisers) know this and however privately sympathetic to the Republican Fascist Agenda they may be they know that they are a small minority and bad for business.