A conservative commentator who sent a violent and vulgar tweet saying he would use "a hot poker" to sexually assault a 17-year-old survivor of a Florida high school shooting has resigned from a St. Louis TV station after several advertisers withdrew from his show. KDNL-TV has canceled "The Allman Report" and accepted Jamie Allman's resignation, according to a brief statement from Ronn Torossian, a spokesman for the Sinclair Broadcast Group, which operates the TV station.
"His show is canceled and he is off the air immediately," Torossian said in the statement, according to CBS St. Louis affiliate KMOV-TV.
Before the show's launch in January 2015, KDNL-TV touted it as a nontraditional newscast with a conservative spin.
Allman's also off the radio airwaves. Entercom spokeswoman Esther-Mireya Tejeda said Tuesday that his show on KFTK-FM has been taken off the air while the company "looks into the matter." Entercom has been operating KFTK-FM since last month. The station previously was owned by Emmis Communications.
Allman was absent Monday from his radio show. He hasn't responded to messages from the Associated Press seeking comment.
Several businesses pulled advertising from Allman's shows after he sent the March 26 tweet targeting David Hogg. Allman's Twitter account was "locked" shortly after he sent the tweet, restricting access to his account, but a screenshot of it has been widely circulated on social media.
Hogg has strongly advocated for stricter gun control since 17 people were killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at his school in Parkland, Florida.
The teenager's willingness to take on the cause has made him a target for some conservatives.
Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham tweeted Hogg had whined about not getting in to some colleges he had applied for.
Hogg responded by suggesting that people offended by Ingraham's remark contact her advertisers.
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