Steven Ahle| August 18 2020| The sensational duo of Diamond and Silk whose real names are Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, have written a book titled “Uprising: Who the Hell Said You Can’t Ditch and Switch?—The Awakening of Diamond and Silk.” In the book, they implied that racism is the reason they were fired.
I’m not certain of that. It could be that they were too popular and too partisan on a station that is evolving towards the dark side of the force, better known as liberalism. Perhaps Fox had to ax to grind with them and worried that once they gained a major audience, they would not be able to get rid of them. Look at it this way, they did nothing that hosts such as Hannity and Carlson advocate. But those men are too popular to fire, it would drive the news cycle if they got canned.
Of course I could be wrong, but another passage in the book could be proof that I am right:
The debacle started when left wing ‘Daily Beast’ claimed that Diamond and Silk said that DTMNBN (Disease That Must Not Be Named) was a hoax created to hurt President Trump. Of course, they did not say that DTMNBN was a hoax.They said the hype the Democrats was spewing was the hoax. Other Fox hosts said the same thing with no repercussions.
Both of our favorite gals were upset that Fox did not defend them against the cancel mob. Instead, Fox used the Daily Beast story as an excuse to fire the dynamic duo. They probably wanted to fire the pair after they allegedly turned down the $150,000 to stop supporting Trump.
The Washington Examiner wrote:
‘In a chapter provided to Secrets in advance of Tuesday’s release of the book from Regnery Publishing, they revealed the $150,000 bribe attempt for the first time, and they suggested that it was racially motivated.’
“I was furious. Where the hell was Fox? Where was their PR department? Why the hell didn’t they correct the lies published by The Daily Beast? Why didn’t Fox speak up?”
“Why were our Fox Nation videos dialed back because they were deemed overly political,” she continued, “but it was okay for others on the network to talk about politics, even down to asking some of the same questions we had? Why were we such a threat? We only did one video every week, and it was hidden behind a paid subscription wall. When you really think about it, was this part of the systemic racism that everybody was talking about?”
Either way, no matter the reason for their termination, Fox News is headed down the toilet these days, IMHO.