Diamond and Silk now think Fox News might be racist for sacking them over Covid-19 conspiracies

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Lynnette "Diamond" Hardaway (left) was the one-half of the Diamond and Silk duo -- Photo Credit: CNBC

Conservative media sensation Diamond and Silk are expected to release a new book in which they address issues of politics and careers including how they were kicked out of Fox News.

The pair were fired from Fox News’ digital platform, Fox Nation, in April after they tried to push a conspiracy that the coronavirus infection and death rates in the United States were doctored to sully President Donald Trump‘s administration.

The pair had also doubted the reality of a pandemic, even suggesting that 5G technology might be responsible for the coronavirus.

The book, titled Uprising: Who the Hell Said You Can’t Ditch and Switch? The Awakening of Diamond and Silk, was first reviewed by The Daily Beast on Monday.

In it, Silk, whose real name is Rochelle Richardson, writes about their sacking: “Here is the crazy thing, y’all. Fox News hosts like Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, and Laura Ingraham were questioning the same things we were questioning about the virus and pandemic. The very same questions we had raised were being discussed openly on Fox News.”

“When you really think about it, was this part of the systemic racism that everybody was talking about?,” Silk questioned.

Carlson, Ingraham and Hannity have all tried to defend the Trump administration against accusations of mishandling the pandemic. In their defenses, the Fox News hosts have also called into question expert advice as well as official statistics.

After the news broke on the internet about their firing from Fox, Diamond says in the book that the network told them that they were not really being fired. Executives allegedly told the pair to “stay strong and keep fighting”, but they were still given the sack.

“We understand that during an election year one of the tactics from the Left is to silence the voices making the most impact. We’re not saying that this is what Fox did, but it damn sure felt like it,” Diamond or Lynette Hardaway, explained.

Diamond and Silk have made a name for themselves over the course of Trump’s campaign and administration starting off with a YouTube popular among conservatives.

Their success has been attributed to the shock value of their opinions as an African-American pair.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: August 18, 2020


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