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'Hot poker' conservative host loses radio show too

11 April, 2018, 08:06 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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In his tweet, Allman wrote that he has "been hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg's a** tomorrow".

It was not clear what the message was in response to.

Businesses pulled advertising from Allman's shows after he tweeted last month he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault David Hogg. Allman was host of The Allman Report on the ABC affiliate that the conservative broadcaster owns in St. Louis, KDNL.

Sinclair Broadcast Group spokesman Ronn Torossian said in a statement Monday that Jamie Allman's resignation has been accepted and his KDNL-TV show cancelled.

ABC 30's "The Allman Report" has been canceled after a tweet from host Jamie Allman threatened a teen survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.

Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham took a week's leave after apologizing via social media for her tweet that Hogg had "whined" about not getting in to some colleges he had applied for. Ingraham later apologized to Hogg, but almost 20 companies pulled advertising from her show, which she returned to last night after a week's vacation.

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She did not directly address the controversy over her remarks about Hogg, and did not repeat her tweeted apology.

"You can't say 'Hey I'm just a kid, '" Allman said, according to the Riverfront Times. The sponsors pulling ads included a Ruth's Chris franchise, The Gellman Team and Palm Health.

Allman has not yet publicly addressed the backlash to his tweet.

The scrutiny sparked by Allman's threat against Hogg isn't a first for Sinclair. Jeff Allen, the program director for FM NewsTalk 97.1, did not respond to request for comment. Accusations against the company over a perceived conservative bend in coverage and content received more fuel recently when a video showing dozens of anchors at Sinclair stations reading the same mandated script attacking media bias and "fake stories", a favorite trope of President Donald Trump, went viral.

The teenager has also been the target of conservative trolls. The deal still requires the approval of federal regulators.




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