Jamie Allman, a conservative commentator at a Sinclair-owned television station, resigned after tweeting that he planned to sexually assault Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg with “a hot poker.”
On March 26, Allman tweeted: “When we kick their ass they all like to claim we’re drunk. I’ve been hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass tomorrow. Busy working. Preparing.”
Hogg responded to Ingraham’s March 28 tweet by urging his followers on social media to target Ingraham’s advertisers. Ingraham’s subsequently apologized, and noted that anyone would be proud of his 4.2 GPA.
Yahoo news confirms The resignation comes as Sinclair is under fire for requiring anchors to read a script bashing the news media and echoing talking points from President Trump. As a result, Sinclair is the target of a #SinclairStrike movement calling for a one-day walkout on May 15. Activists have also called for a Sinclair boycott.
The company hopes to acquire Tribune Media’s 42 local TV stations in a $3.9 billion deal, but still needs approval from the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission.