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15 times Fox News hosts and contributors publicly apologized in 2018

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One of the most high-profile media feuds of 2018 began when David Hogg, a survivor of the Parkland, Florida shooting and an advocate for gun reform told TMZ in an interview that he had been rejected by a number of California colleges, including UCLA.

The next day, Laura Ingraham, who hosts “Ingraham Angle” on Fox, tweeted out an article about Hogg’s interview with the message “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.)”

Ingraham faced a slew of backlash from across the Internet from what many perceived to be an inappropriate attack on a teenager, with Hogg and other Parkland survivors calling on Ingraham’s advertisers to pull their sponsorships from her show.

After Nutrish and TripAdvisor announced they would no longer be advertising on “Ingraham Angle,” Ingraham issued an apology on Twitter.

“Any student should be proud of a 4.2 GPA — incl. @DavidHog111,” she wrote. “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.”

She added: “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.”

Source: Business Insider

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