“I’ve been hanging out getting ready to ram a hot poker up David Hogg’s ass,” Jamie Allman wrote on Twitter on March 26.
The tweet by the host of “The Allman Report” on KDNL-TV, the Sinclair-owned St. Louis ABC affiliate, has since been deleted, but it caused advertisers to flee his show.
On March 28, Fox News host Laura Ingraham mocked him for not getting accepted into four of the colleges he had applied to (one of which has since accepted him). That led Hogg to suggest a boycott of “The Ingraham Angle,” and since then, advertisers have fled her show as well, although she returned to the air on Monday night after a week’s break.
During an appearance on The Joe Pags Show, the Republican guitarist described the student gun reform advocates “as mushy brained children who have been fed lies.”
There is also the doctored video of Emma Gonzalez ripping up the Constitution when in fact she ripped up a paper with a target printed on it.
I knew that there would be backlash from conservatives when the Parkland students began to advocate for gun control rights. I knew it could get nasty. Still, this is absolutely despicable. These people should be ashamed of themselves.
These are kids that are out there trying to get the laws changed so hopefully something like this doesn't happen again. Now, you can disagree with them. Most conservatives do. That is fine. However, debate them on the issues. Don't mock them for not getting into a college, don't say they have no soul, and don't threaten to sexually assault them with a hot poker. It's not that hard.