Trump-Loving Radio Host Who Threatened Parkland Survivor Just Got Booted From The Station
Right-wing radio commentator and fervent Trump supporter Jamie Allman was forced to resign from his job at a station owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group after facing backlash for a threatening tweet he posted about a Parkland, Fla., student, the Washington Post reported.
Allman, who hosted a nightly news show on a Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate in St. Louis and a morning FM radio show — posted the tweet last month in which he appeared to threaten to sexually assault Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.
“When we kick their ass they all like to claim we’re drunk. I’ve been hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass tomorrow,” the tweet read, according to a screen shot posted by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Busy working. Preparing.”
The tweet sparked an immediate backlash and some advertisers said they would no longer sponsor Allman’s shows.
Hogg has become a vocal advocate for gun control since a gunman opened fire at his high school in February, killing 17 people.
He helped to organize the “March for Our Lives” event last month in Washington, D.C., and nationwide to protest gun violence and has been warning lawmakers they will be voted out of office if they don’t take action on gun control.
Ronn Torossian, chief executive of the PR firm 5W, who is acting as a Sinclair spokesman, said the company has “accepted Mr. Allman’s resignation, and his show has been canceled.”
Fox News host Laura Ingraham faced backlash earlier this month and several companies stopped advertising during her show after she posted a tweet critical of Hogg, mocking him for college rejections.
Sinclair has come under fire in recent days over an anti-“fake news” promo the company mandated its anchors read on the air, which critics say smacked of authoritarianism.