St. Louis News Commentator Threatened To Sexually Assault MSD Student


A St. Louis news commentator is out of a job after threatening to sexually assault Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg on Twitter.

Jamie Allman, the host of  the nightly news show "The Allman Report" on ABC affiliate KDNL, wrote on March 26 that he was "hanging out getting ready"  to assault Hogg with "a hot poker."

In wake of the tweet, many sponsors and advertisers cut ties with Allman's show. By Monday, Allman resigned, and his show had been canceled.

Since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Hogg has become an outspoken advocate for gun control, angering many right-wing commentators. Hogg has been the target of false stories, and images of Hogg have been altered, with some putting him in Nazi uniforms and poses.

Hogg has not publicly commented on Allman's remarks.

Sinclair Co., owner of KDNL, has recently come under intense criticism for requiring its news anchors across the country to read identical announcements, warning of the dangers of "fake news." 

Many commentators said the announcements echoed President Donald Trump's attacks on the news media.


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