Jamie Allman, the local St. Louis, Missouri, radio and TV personality who tweeted that he was preparing to personally sodomize teenage activist David Hogg with a hot poker, is out of work. Both the radio and television station where he worked have fired him.
In a now-deleted tweet, Allman, who hosted Sinclair Broadcast Group’s The Allman Report, made threats against Hogg, the 17-year-old gun control activist who survived the deadly attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
“I’ve been hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass tomorrow,” Allman wrote.
Earlier this week Allman lost some of his advertisers due to the threatening comments.
On Tuesday, television station KDNL, an ABC affiliate owned by conservative Sinclair, dropped his show. He also failed to appear on his morning radio show on conservative radio station KFTK, which explained that he was “taking a few days off.”
According to the St. Louis Dispatch, Allman’s radio show was a bigger deal than the TV show — “among the biggest draws in the time slot in the St. Louis market.” Which is why it must have really hurt when, later on Tuesday evening, a KFTK spokesperson announced that he would not be returning.
“I can tell you on the record KFTK has parted ways with Mr. Allman, and that his show is canceled, effective immediately,” said Esther-Mireya Tejeda of Entercom Communications.
This isn’t the first time Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest television station conglomerate in the United States, has come under fire. In recent weeks, news anchors at many of their local TV stations across the country warned Americans about the “sharing of biased and false news” and the threat that “fake stories” pose to democracy.
As a recent video revealed, reporters on Sinclair-owned stations recited word-for-word the same script bearing this warning.
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