Fox News has fired Diamond and Silk, two huge Trump sycophants. They were apparently fired for spreading all manner of conspiracy theories, though one has to wonder what makes them any different from the popular prime time hosts like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson.
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…
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?
Trump, of course leapt to their defense:
It didn’t take long for President Trump—who often featured the duo at his rallies and at one point treated them as unofficial “senior advisers”—to react to the news of Diamond & Silk’s ouster. Quoting their tweet, Trump expressed his love for the sibling team, who also serve as co-chairs of his campaign’s Black Voices for Trump.
“But I love Diamond & Silk, and so do millions of people!” the president shared with his 78+ million Twitter followers on Tuesday morning.>/blockquote>
This is standard Trump — you say nice things about him, he’ll defend you to the death.