MSNBC personality lobs insults at Conservative Parkland survivor; where’s the cry for boycotts?

With the media making Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s dig at Parkland, Fla., high school student David Hogg for whining online about being rejected by four colleges the nation’s top political story, embattled NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch wants to know if what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

Loesch pointed to an attack on Hogg’s classmate, Kyle Kashuv, by Kurt Eichenwald, a senior writer with left-wing Newsweek.

“In light of current discussions, this remark to @KyleKashuv seems inappropriate and uncalled for. Let’s see if the rule is equally applied to this MSNBC contributor,” she tweeted.

Kashuv, a conservative Stoneman Douglas student, get’s little media attention but he posted a tongue-in-cheek tweet Friday sharing screenshots of Eichenwald attacking him and, referencing the Ingraham boycott, called for an equal response.

“MSNBC and @kurteichenwald feels it’s okay to attack Parkland survivors. As we know, that calls for a boycott!” he tweeted.

Now granted, Loesch and Kashuv were not aware that Eichenwald had just ended his association with MSNBC last month — Eichenwald didn’t help matters, having failed to update his online profile.

An MSNBC spokesperson confirmed to Mediaite that Eichenwald is not associated with network and has not been a contributor since February.

In addition, it turns out that Eichenwald was confused in which high school kid he was railing on — apparently, it’s cool to insult students if they did not experience a traumatic event.

“I owe an apology to @KyleKashuv,” the journalist tweeted. “I have no idea how many times I have commented to him. There is a high school kid who has a podcast who keeps challenging me to debates with insults. I mixed up their names. Please ignore every tweet Ive sent. They were written for someone else.”

He also called on his tormentors, first and foremost Ben Shapiro,  to stop going after MSNBC.

The student Eichenwald mistook Kashuv for looks to be CJ Peterson, an outspoken conservative African American.

Kashuv could not help but have a little fun at the liberal journalist’s expense.

However, contrary to David Hogg, he was happy to accept Eichenwald’s apology, as noted by Townhall’s Guy Benson.

The most remarkable thing here, which highlights the impossible position companies are in when dragged into political tussles, is that a company actually responded to the call to boycott MSNBC.

Proactiv noted in a tweet they have pulled their ads.

Given the networks’ many transgressions, if the acne treatment maker did get this one wrong, there are plenty of other reasons to boycott MSNBC!

Tom Tillison


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