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Parkland Survivor Has News for Fox Host

He's been accepted to an Ivy League school
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 22, 2018 1:26 PM CST
David Hogg, co-author of #NeverAgain, discusses the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during an interview in New York, Tuesday, June 19, 2018.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – How's this for a comeback: David Hogg is going to Harvard, USA Today reports. The Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control activist, who was razzed by a Fox News host after rejections from other schools, tweeted Saturday about the news: "Thank you all for the well wishes," he writes, "I'll be attending Harvard in the fall with a planned major in Political Science." Hogg has a 1270 SAT score and 4.2 GPA, but was turned down earlier this year by UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and UCLA. "Sure, it's disappointing and annoying, but not surprising," he told the New York Times. "There are a lot of amazing people who do not get into or go to college."

Laura Ingraham, host of The Ingraham Angle, tweeted that Hogg was "Rejected by Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it." Taking a gap year in 2018, Hogg responded by urging his hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers to reach out to Ingraham's biggest advertisers—and with advertisers pulling out, Ingraham issued an apology: "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 tweeted. But Hogg said he'd only accept her apology if she denounced the way Fox had treated him and his friends. "She only apologized after we went after her advertisers," he told the Times. "It kind of speaks for itself." (See what Ingraham said when she returned to Fox after a week off.)

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