Look who else got the axe from Fox: Diamond and Silk.
Fox News has cut ties with MAGA vlogging superstars Diamond & Silk, who had contributed original content to the network’s streaming service Fox Nation since shortly after its late 2018 launch.
The sudden split comes after the Trump-boosting siblings have come under fire for promoting conspiracy theories and disinformation about the coronavirus. “After what they’ve said and tweeted you won’t be seeing them on Fox Nation or Fox News anytime soon,” a source with knowledge of the matter told The Daily Beast.
I admit that I never watched or listened to anything these liars and sycophants had to say. I only know about them because other websites like Crooks and Liars get hazard pay for watching the dimwitted duo. When I did read about them, I kept thinking about what the late Steve Gilliard had to say about black Republicans. Basically, these are folks who will do anything for a chance at power and a stable gig.
Anyway, what did Diamond and Silk say about the coronavirus that got them shit-canned?
Diamond & Silk have used their heavy social-media presence to be at the forefront of right-wing misinformation about the COVID-19 outbreak. For instance, during their March 30 livestream, the duo claimed that the number of American coronavirus deaths has been inflated to make Trump look bad.
“What I need to know is how many people have passed away in New York, and what I need to know is: Who has the bodies?” Diamond asked. “I need for somebody that does investigative work to call the morgues. To call the funeral homes. We need to know, because I don’t trust anything else that comes out of his mouth now… Something’s not right here. Something is off here.”
She added: “Is this being deliberately spread? Look, I’m not being a conspiracy theorist, this is real, but I’m asking my own questions. What the hell is going on?”
Silk, meanwhile, baselessly asserted that the disease was “man-made” and “engineered,” wondering aloud if there was a “little deep-state action going on behind the scenes.” She also questioned whether the World Health Organization had a “switch” to “turn this virus on and off?”
Typical Trumpian fashion: “I’m just asking a question here!”
But what the dimwitted duo have learned is that ONLY white guys on Fox can say shit like this and get away with it. Remember Trish Regan? If you are a woman, Fox can always find another woman willing to sell her soul for a paycheck. However, angry white guys appear to be too precious to lose for Fox.
And as Crooks and Liars has pointed out, Diamond and Silk were hired because they were black women willing to kiss Trump’s ass and do his crazy work for him. It gave cover to both Fox and Trump to have a couple a black women supporting Trump. How could Trump and Republicans be racists if Diamond and Silk were their cheerleaders?
I’m sure that Fox will find another black woman or two to take their place.
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