Right-Wing Talk Show Host Jamie Allman Fired After Threatening To Sexually Assault A Parkland Shooting Survivor

Sinclair is in hot water again.

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Sinclair Broadcasting, the largest TV station owner in the U.S., is being accused of spreading right-wing propaganda after a video montage of its news anchors reading a prepared statement went viral. In the video, dozens of Sinclair news anchors discuss the “troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country.”


The statement eerily echoes President Donald Trump’s declaration that negative news coverage of him is “fake news.”

Sinclair has another scandal on its hands after one of its broadcasters threatened to sexually assault 17-year-old Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg. On March 26, Jamie Allman, host of “The Allman Report” on St. Louis ABC affiliate KNDL, tweeted he’d been “hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass.”

Hogg has been a vocal gun-control advocate after surviving the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting on February 14.

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Allman later deleted the tweet and set his Twitter profile to private. After being altered to Allman’s comments, three advertisers — Palm Health, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and The Gellman Team, a local real estate group — pulled their commercials from his TV show.

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On Monday, April 9, Sinclair announced Allman had been fired from his TV show. “We have accepted Mr. Allman’s resignation, and his show has been canceled,” a spokesman told The Washington Post.

Allman also hosts a morning show on 97.1 FM News Talk in St. Louis which is owned by Emmis Communications. The station has yet to comment on Allman’s future.

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