Diamond & Silk, a pair of grifters favored by President Donald Trump, were fired by Fox News on Monday for peddling dangerous misinformation about the coronavirus. And most Americans celebrated the news.
Fox News has been under fire throughout the coronavirus crisis for spreading Trump’s reckless propaganda and downplaying the threat the virus posed to Americans. In fact, their decision to not take the virus seriously has resulted in a lawsuit being slapped against them.
The network previously fired Trish Regan for spouting coronavirus conspiracies and has scrambled in recent weeks to pretend they have taken it seriously this whole time.
But on Monday, the network fired Diamond & Silk for also spreading misinformation.
According to 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.” Diamond proclaimed “Where are the bodies?” and speculated the virus could be being “deliberately spread.” Silk has also suggested the virus could be a bioweapon manufactured by the “deep state.”
Of course, while Diamond & Silk are no longer on the Fox airwaves poisoning the public with their brand of Trump bullsh*t, other hosts like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson continue to spread misinformation themselves on their own shows.
Americans were not crushed by their firing, and marked the occasion with deserved mockery.
I mean think what kind of unhinged grifters you’d have to be for Fox News to nope out https://t.co/iXVCIL5O8Z
— shauna (@goldengateblond) April 27, 2020
Fox News has reportedly canned controversial personalities Diamond & Silk aka Rock & Burlap. I never rejoice in anyone’s termination, however these Trump-loving siblings have been pushing some dangerous #coronavirus conspiracy theories. https://t.co/yItD2oPftD #DiamondandSilk
— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) April 27, 2020
Diamond & Silk are the Porta Potty of MAGAworld and Fox firing them today for having spread lies about the pandemic is humorous.
Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham should be next since they’ve all done the exact same thing as Plastic Wrap and Tin Foil.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) April 28, 2020
FOX just fired Diamond & Silk for promoting disinformation about Covid-19.
Because Diamond and Silk are held to a higher standard than, y’know, America’s president.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 27, 2020
Fox News deciding to ditch Diamond & Silk because of their spreading conspiracy theories is a good start.
Now do Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Lou Dobbs, Judge Jeanine, and every other crazy crackpot they employ. https://t.co/2Fj9sffG4I
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 28, 2020
Thoughts and prayers.? https://t.co/XvzmqsCc2r
— Rep Richard Dangler (@RDangler) April 27, 2020
Feel sorry for Diamond & Silk, well…..NOT!!!!???? pic.twitter.com/5gB2Tb7Mjg
— Pink Deadpool (@AfroShiro) April 27, 2020
And now we wait for the Trump temper tantrum.
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