An anchor at a Sinclair-owned ABC affiliate in St. Louis has resigned from his job amid the fallout from a social media post where he threatened to sexually assault Parkland survivor David Hogg with "a hot poker."
The Washington Post reported Monday evening that KDNL anchor Jamie Allman resigned following an advertiser boycott after a March 26 tweet where he said he was "hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass tomorrow."
@GetSpectrum please stop advertising on the Jamie Allman show. What he said about David Hogg is disgusting https://t.co/eSfpxyAiWx— gmritter (@gmritter)1523052165.0
Allman's since-deleted tweet, the Post noted, is reflective of his pro-Trump political stance espoused on his TV and radio shows and "appears to fit into the conservative-inflected programming for which Sinclair has become known" since a video of the company's broadcasters reading a script about "fake news" went viral last week.
The anchor's comments came amid a conservative backlash against Hogg, who is taking on the gun lobby in the wake of the Valentine's Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.