How can we count the ways to be a bully? Well, let’s start at the beginning, in 1984.
In 1984, as the editor at the Dartmouth Review, Ingraham published — and outed — members of the Gay Students Association, which resulted in significant media coverage.
Laura Ingraham, editor of The Dartmouth Review, has said the claim of confidentiality was out of place because the meeting had been advertised.
Miss Ingraham said The Review taped the meeting secretly because the association twice refused to tell the paper how it spent money it received from the college, $475 this year and $350 last year.
''It is a freedom of the press issue, obviously,'' she said.
Let’s clear something up: as a matter of freedom of press and association, Ingraham can try to make a case; but as a matter of human decency and being a bully, the decision to publish the name of students in attendance had absolutely nothing at all to do with her argument over $350; it was clearly a tactic meant to bully and intimidate.
But, you know, maybe she got better over the years, right?
In a video clip, provided by Media Matters, Ingraham speaking on Fox News proclaimed that terrorism was the cost for a multi-cultural society.
AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): That's why, and Laura, the left is trying to be so PC and love everybody. You have all these celebrities -- the love fest. But here's the thing --
LAURA INGRAHAM: Right until the knife is at your throat, yeah.
EARHARDT: Right. We look at what's happening in London. And we have to look as a country and say, "What can we learn from this?" They were in the parks. Some of these terrorist suspects were in their parks with ISIS flags and the local network, Channel 4 there, had them on doing this documentary and no one went to their house and arrested them. Imagine if that happens in the parks here.
INGRAHAM: Well, yeah, well there will be a lot of people saying "that's free speech" and celebrate it. And -- that was all -- that all all look staged. Yeah, all of that looks staged, by the way. Didn't that look like that was all -- "OK, we're going to go in there, we're going to put our flag on the ground. Then we're all going to do the call to prayer and we're all going to" --that all looked -- that entire thing was made for TV and the journalists who were part of this, it's all part of the big scam. We saw that with the anti-ISIS protests that CNN was staging the other day. I mean, this is all part of the show. But the thing that's really sad about it, guys, is that innocent Brits and people traveling to London and all over the western Europe. Now the price they have to pay for multiculturalism is the risk that you're walking on the sidewalk and a man will -- or a woman, will purposefully mow you down. And then while you're maybe finishing your cappuccino in a cafe, or having a drink, someone will put a knife to your throat and slit it with the attempt, perhaps, to behead you. That's what we all have to live with for the free and open society that [London Mayor] Sadiq Khan and all these other multiculturalists want Britain to become. They want, they want -- this is the nirvana they wanted to create and this is what we have. [Courtside Entertainment Group, The Laura Ingraham Show, 6/6/17]
That’s right. In Ingraham’s view, the moment you have a non-homogenous culture, you risk beheading. There were a few other people who have brought up this idea, but that was about 75 years ago..
It is unfortunate that Ingraham decided to attack a high school kid who’s had a true horror come into his life, who is doing the civically responsible thing by working to change the laws by using the efforts that are legally available to him.
Alex Jones, Lauren Ingraham, and others will complain loudly. Their followers will contend they are being ‘cyber bullied’. The truth: the biggest fear a real bully has is that people will stand up to them and show their weakness.
Well, Lauren Ingraham, it is a long time coming, but your behaviour here isn’t “new” or something you can say “a one-time thing”, this is who you have always been. A bully. And now, those who have been your targets are standing up and saying no more.
PS- Where’s Melania Trump’s anti-cyber bullying agenda?