Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Conservative TV host resigns after threatening Parkland survivor David Hogg

Conservative TV host resigns after threatening Parkland survivor David Hogg

A screenshot of the tweet can be found on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

According to a spokesman from Sinclair's hired PR firm, who spoke to the Washington Post today, "We have accepted Mr. Allman's resignation, and his show has been canceled". Jeff Allen, the program director for FM NewsTalk 97.1, did not respond to request for comment.

Jamie Allman was host of nightly news and commentary show The Allman Report on KDNL - an ABC affiliate owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group. He has switched his Twitter account to private.

Allman is the latest example of the growing feud between conservative personalities and teen activists that has spread across cable news and social media platforms since the Valentine's Day school massacre in Parkland, Florida, launched a national, student-led movement for gun control.

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The sheriff's office said identification would likely be done through DNA testing, which could take weeks. The family's history provides vital clues as to why Allman said he is investigating the case as a crime.

On March 28, Fox News host Laura Ingraham mocked him for not getting accepted into four of the colleges he had applied to (one of which has since accepted him).

"It's time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children", Hogg wrote. Another student, Emma Gonzalez, has been falsely depicted in a doctored photo tearing up the Constitution.

A boycott of advertisers spearheaded by Rep. Stacey Newman, D-Richmond Heights, resulted in several sponsors pulling out of the show. "People know where the line is". As of Monday night, it was not clear whether he would continue to host his radio show. 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. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke and executive director of communications for the archdiocese. A spokeswoman for Entercom didn't immediately return a phone or email message.

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