Fox News host Laura Ingraham recently became the subject of a targeted boycott and pressure campaign against the advertisers on her program by leftists, gun control activists and perpetually outraged social justice warriors. Now, one Christian, conservative blogger is arguing that Ingraham never should’ve given into the pressure.
The crime for which Ingraham should be publicly scorned and financially ruined to the point of potentially losing her job?
Ingraham posted a snarky but rather innocuous tweet describing how Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior David Hogg had been rejected from a number of universities and noted that Hogg had been whining about those rejections.
But Hogg — who apparently can dish out the most vile criticisms but is incapable of receiving the slightest criticism against him — took to Twitter and demanded a boycott of the sponsors of Ingraham’s Fox News program “The Ingraham Angle.”
Ingraham quickly issued an apology once a pressure campaign toward her advertisers gained traction, but Hogg and his leftist allies who seek to silence dissenting voices refused to accept the apology.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Fox executives made it clear that Ingraham is in no danger of losing her job because of the leftist boycott against her.
However, it was her immediate apology in the face of the outraged mob that has irked some on the right.
Christian, conservative blogger Matt Walsh, writing for The Daily Wire on Monday, took issue with Ingraham’s apology and used it as an example of how not to react to liberal pressure campaigns.
Walsh rightly pointed out that Ingraham had become the latest victim of a tried and true tactic employed by the “outraged” left who are merely seeking to gin up angry mobs to silence voices with which they disagree.
He noted that her apology in the face of the liberal onslaught was the worst thing she could’ve done, as it was summarily rejected and taken as a sign of weakness, which only encourages future use of the pernicious tactic.
“This is how it goes. Ingraham bowed to the outraged mob but they have not relented. Why?” wrote Walsh. “Because the outrage mob isn’t really outraged. This is all an elaborate charade.”
“Ingraham’s petty little tweet about David Hogg didn’t hurt, offend, upset, or otherwise cause any sort of damage to anyone. Least of all to David Hogg himself, who, as he’s since made exceedingly clear, is grateful for the chance it afforded him to do some damage to a woman he despises,” he continued.
Walsh likened this leftist tactic to squeezing every last drop of moisture out of a sponge to gain whatever sort of advantage they can. Ingraham’s apology failed to quell the “outraged mob” because in truth there was nothing to really apologize for as none in the mob were “honestly aggrieved” by what had been said.
To put it succinctly, leftists aren’t truly interested in apologies and are not satisfied by them, so conservatives shouldn’t trouble themselves to issue any.
Whether or not Ingraham should have posted the snarky tweet in the first place is another issue, but once the damage was done, she should have simply deleted it, ignored the outraged mob and pressed forward.
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