How cool, I went to reply to a a tweet by Laura Ingraham, and it turns out I've been blocked by her. (The only thing I can figure, since I rarely pay attention to what she says and have only commented on her a couple of times, is I wonder if it was the one that I wrote about her perhaps making a Nazi salute to Trump at the Republican Convention...)
That aside, it turns out that the dear one has just slammed a high school kid for not getting accepted into four colleges. And not just any high school kid, but one who was a victim of a mass shooting where 17 of his friends were killed. No, really, and yes, she's an adult.
Two things though: 1) Ms. Ingraham left out that he actually did get into three schools. And 2) ace commentator that she is, she got his GPA wrong! And made it lower than it is. The article she quotes from says very clearly "4.2". And yes, you're reading this correctly: his grades are 4.2 (on a scale of 4.0) and she's slamming him! I mean, seriously, 4.2 is great. And even if had merely been a "paltry" 4.1, that would have been absolutely terrific. (Oh, and never mind that she singles out him not getting into UCLA, which last year only had a 14.6% acceptance rate for out-of-state students, which he is.)
By the way, not getting accepted in every school one applies to is no big deal. For the record, when I applied to colleges and grad school, I got accepted into Northwestern, Stanford and UCLA -- but I was rejected by my safety school! I have absolutely no idea why. And I didn't care, it was my last choice. It happens.
What doesn't tend to happen is for high school kids to get ridiculed for it in the national media, especially after being a victim in a mass shooting.
Ahhh, dear Laura. What a gem.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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