Sinclair pundit resigns after threatening Parkland survivor David Hogg on Twitter

Sinclair pundit resigns after threatening Parkland survivor David Hogg on Twitter

Sinclair pundit resigns after threatening Parkland survivor David Hogg on Twitter

In this March 2, 2017 photo, Moderator Jamie Allman, host of Allman in the Morning, sits at a City of St. Louis Mayoral Debate filmed at Vue 17, in Richmond Heights, Mo.

Pablo Gomez, who's wife teaches at the school, visits a makeshift memorial outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and faculty were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, in Parkland, Fla., Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.

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

No one from the police union that represents Harrell responded to a telephone message seeking comment.

Ronn Torossian - a spokesman for Sinclair Broadcasting, which owns KNDL ABC 30 - said, "Yes his show is cancelled and he is off the air immediately".

Hogg's willingness to take on the gun-control cause has made him a target for some conservatives.

That campaign was reminiscent of a similar and successful effort aimed at the Fox News host Laura Ingraham after she accused Mr Hogg, a high school senior, of complaining about being rejected from some colleges.

Hogg, meanwhile, said it's "time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children". Hogg has used the tragedy as a platform to advocate for gun control.

Though Allman had criticized Hogg before, his violent tweet caught the attention of Missouri Democratic state Rep. Stacey Newman, who called on advertisers to boycott Allman's show. "They need us to stand up for them". "Even though we hadn't asked for his removal or resignation, (Sinclair) took it upon themselves".

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".

Sinclair is a conservative-leaning company that owns almost 200 local TV stations, making it one of the largest such companies in the U.S.

Sinclair, the Maryland-based media company, is the largest owner of local television stations in the country, with 173 stations in 81 broadcast markets.

Sinclair also has pushed for regulation of the broadcast industry to be eased and is trying to buy Tribune Media in a move that would dramatically increase the company's reach.

The station, which bills itself as FM NewsTalk 97.1, is owned by Emmis Communications, but is being sold to Entercom Communications.

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