David Hogg is definitely not the favorite person among Americans at this moment. On Thursday, Hogg declined to accept Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s apology and instead, he gave her an ultimatum: he wrote that he will accept Ingraham’s apology if she condemns Fox News coverage.
“I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children,” Hogg wrote on Twitter.
I 100% agree an apology in an effort just to save your advertisers is not enough. I will only accept your apology only if you denounce the way your network has treated my friends and I️ in this fight. It’s time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children. https://t.co/H0yWs4zMGk
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 29, 2018
But, what about the way he, his friends, the March, and the other networks have treated fellow students who say gun control is the not the way.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Patrick Petty whose sister, Alaina, was in the Stoneman Douglas JROTC program and was one of three JROTC members who died during the Valentine’s Day massacre, had a strong message for hypocritical David Hogg.
Petty called David out and wrote: “I find it funny that @davidhogg111 wants people to show him love while being nasty and vile to others. Worse than that, he and his friends have not said a word to me since the shooting, considering my sister died on 2/14 don’t you think it would’ve been loving to reach out to me?”
I find it funny that @davidhogg111 wants people to show him love while being nasty and vile to others. Worse than that, he and his friends have not said a word to me since the shooting, considering my sister died on 2/14 don’t you think it would’ve been loving to reach out to me? https://t.co/8Gn3UsatjI
— Patrick Petty (@Patrickpetty23) March 29, 2018
Many Twitter users supported Patrick:
I think the way you’ve been treated on Twitter is atrocious, especially considering what you’ve been through. Last I checked, the vile attack against you and your sister this past weekend are still up. If someone had said that about Hogg or Emma, it would have been gone ASAP.
— Jay Baker (@DarthPeckerwood) March 30, 2018
But stay strong. Your sister’s legacy will live forever. Yours will too if you keep fighting for her and in her memory. God bless, young man!
— Jay Baker (@DarthPeckerwood) March 30, 2018
Hogg and many others have an agenda. It is very clear. Sadly, he'll keep being used to prop up a narrative until they no longer require his voice. He needs to be ignored for a while.
— Michael Pratt (@MikePrattPhotos) March 29, 2018
This sounds awful but i feel he’s using the situation of that day to fan the flames of his fame, he doesn’t care about those lost their lives beyond getting his name and views out there.
— TheIrishRed (@THEIrishRed111) March 29, 2018
They can’t decide if they are adults or kids either. Seem to think they can use foul language, insult people, boycott businesses, and then when anyone responds claim they are attacking children.
— Independent Woman (@hoopsmom) March 30, 2018
Sadly, Patrick, I haven't seen evidence Hogg knows or cares much about the victims. He just basks in the public eye, yet I've yet to hear him name the names or express any heartfelt sorrow. He's a cold, calculated shell of darkness
— Concerned American (@LUVofCountry) March 30, 2018
Sorry for your loss. Unfortunately your narrative doesn't fit what they are preaching. Stay strong.
— Ky Cat (@kycatfl1) March 29, 2018
Petty is absolutely right! Hogg is the one going around calling Rubio and Loesch vile names and accusing every legal, law-abiding gun owner as “murderers with blood on their hands,” and he thinks people aren’t supposed to push back.
This is what I’ve been stressing. Real victims, Patrick Petty, and his family, who lost a daughter and sister aren’t out in front of every camera trying to grab air time. Every day, 24/7, Patrick will feel the loss. Those who hold up David Hogg as a symbol of all that is “right” with the younger generation are missing the voices of all victims.
Especially considering that people like David and Emma have been standing on the bodies of their dead classmates to get just a little more of the spotlight. Unfortunately, every precious minute focused on the likes of David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez is a minute stolen from where it desperately needs to be.
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Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.