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David Hogg: Conservative Host Jamie Allman Loses TV Show After Tweet Mocking Parkland Survivor
Allman tweeted that he wants to ram "a hot poker up David Hogg's ass."
Another attack on David Hogg, another conservative commentator in trouble.
A St. Louis radio host lost his local TV show after posting a tweet about Parkland shooting survivor Hogg, saying he wanted to ram "a hot poker up David Hogg's ass."
Jamie Allman tweeted the message March 26, joining the growing list of conservative media figures insulting or threatening Hogg, who has joined several Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School classmates in a nationwide campaign for stronger gun control.
Allman made his Twitter account private after the tweet, which did not little to quell anger over it.
Missouri State Rep. Stacey Newman, a Democrat, wrote a demand on Facebook Thursday for advertisers to "immediately abandon" Allman's 97.1 FM talk show.
"He has repeatedly attacked Stoneman Douglas high school gun violence survivors and Parkway School District high school students on social media in the most vile manner you can't even imagine," she wrote.
She then listed advertisers for the "Allman in the Morning" show, which runs on conservative talk radio station KFTK.
Advertisers including Ruth's Chris Clayton, The Gellman Team and PALM Health abandoned Allman's radio show. But he faced a harsher punishment on TV. KDNL-TV, an ABC affiliate station in St. Louis, canceled his talk show "The Allman Report" and said he would be off the air entirely. The station is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group, whose chairman David D. Smith is close with President Trump. Sinclair has seen a revolt from employees in recent weeks after it made anchors on its stations repeat a scripted speech warning against "one-sided" news stories.
Hogg has become a target for many conservative commentators since leading the gun control campaign after a gunman killed 17 people at his school on Valentine's Day. Hogg successfully called for an ad boycott of Laura Ingraham's Fox News show after she mocked him for getting rejected from colleges. The show lost nearly half of its advertisers.
Last week, Allman talked about the Hogg-Ingraham controversy in a segment for the television show he has now lost.
"We have to be allowed to refute what you're saying... or to respond to it. You can't be all the time grabbing your blanket when the going gets tough,” Allman said, claiming Hogg needed to be more mature to handle criticism. "Just be a grownup about it."
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