Published: Tue, April 10, 2018

Sinclair Pundit Loses Gig After Tweet About Sexually Assaulting David Hogg

Sinclair Pundit Loses Gig After Tweet About Sexually Assaulting David Hogg

Reports state there is still no clarity about the current status of his radio show.

In addition to his morning radio show, Allman appeared on a nightly news and commentary segment on KDNL-TV Channel 30, an ABC affiliate owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group.

In the tweet, Allman wrote: "I've been hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg's ass tomorrow".

Hogg tweeted later Thursday that an apology to save advertisers wasn't enough and that he'd only accept Ingraham's apology if she denounced the way Fox News has treated his friends.

He often trumpets pro-Trump and conservative lines, assailing media coverage of the president, lambasting liberals and Democrats for seeming "to be all about one thing, shutting down people they disagree with".

In this combination photo, Fox News personality Laura Ingraham speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 20, 2016, left, and David Hogg, a student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., speaks at a rally for common sense gun legislation in Livingston, N.J. on February 25, 2018. We have the screenshots and believe us, they are cruel and obscene. "They need us to stand up for them".


Since the mass shooting, Hogg has become an advocate for gun control, which has led to both conspiracy theories and personal attacks from the right.

More than 20 advertisers, including Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, Hulu, Jenny Craig, Ruby Tuesday and Miracle-Ear, distanced themselves from Ingraham after Hogg called on his 747,000 Twitter followers to urge those companies to stop sponsoring her show, according to a count by Media Matters.

The Fox News host had taken to Twitter in late March to mock the 17-year-old for getting turned down for admission by multiple colleges.

Sinclair 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".

"If you have been subjected to threats or intimidation because of your speech, I want to know about it", Ingraham said.

During Monday morning's radio show Allman didn't mention the controversy or the boycott, Mediaite reported.

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