Published: Wed, April 11, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Laura Ingraham returns to Fox, complains about censorship

Laura Ingraham returns to Fox, complains about censorship

Host Jamie Allman resigned from KDNL-TV, a Sinclair owned station after threatening a Parkland survivor in a Twitter post.

Since the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Hogg has become an outspoken advocate for gun control, angering many right-wing commentators.

A spokesperson for Sinclair, KDNL's parent company, said Allman's show was canceled and Allman was "off the air immediately". "People say what they want".

Hogg shot back, calling Ingraham a bully and inviting major advertisers to pull support from her show - and many, such as Nestlé, Johnson and Johnson and Hulu, did.

Hogg took a harder-edged approach in a recent Twitter confrontation with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who mocked Hogg and criticized him for "whining" after the high school senior shared news that he was rejected by several colleges.

The closest she came to discussing her current predicament was mentioning that a "boycott" is one tool used by the political left - or, in her words, "left-wing retaliatory hit squads" - to silence conservatives.

"Laura Ingraham's comments about David Hogg were inconsistent with our values", the memo stated.

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.

But, Ingraham argued, there are "probably more of us than there are of them", telling her viewers that "we will never relent and we will never give in".

Regardless of the responses, Ingraham announced Monday she plans to use her platform to "expose enemies of the First Amendment amendment" on a new recurring series called "Defending the First". Ingraham apologized, but Hogg refused to accept, accusing her of just trying to save her advertisers. Torossian did not confirm the correlation between Allman's tweets and his resignation.

Hogg, meanwhile, said it's "time to love thy neighbor, not mudsling at children".

"We've had people all over Missouri (and) all over the country weighing in on this.it's heartwarming to know that tons of people throughout the state understand this is not acceptable", Newman told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Monday. Even though we hadn't asked for his removal or resignation, (Sinclair) took it upon themselves.

Jeff Allen, the program director for FM NewsTalk 97.1, did not respond to an immediate request for comment.

Sinclair has been under fire after a video showing dozens of anchors warning the public about "fake news" - a term widely used by President Trump - went viral.

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