Diamond and Silk, the famous conservative duo, have published a new book discussing their careers and the decision made by Fox News to fire them.
The book, written by Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway and Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, is titled “Uprising: Who the Hell Said You Can’t Ditch and Switch?—The Awakening of Diamond and Silk.”
In the book, the duo alleges that “they were offered $150,000 to stop supporting” President Trump. According to Diamond and Silk, their response was no, “we can’t be bought!”
Diamond and Silk revealed in their new book, Uprising, how they were offered $150,000 to stop supporting @realDonaldTrump
They Said No, "We Can't Be Bought!"
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) August 17, 2020
The issue began when left-wing “news” outlet the Daily Beast claimed that Diamond and Silk had called COVID a hoax created to hurt President Trump. Of course, the reality of the situation was quite different.
The duo were being smeared in the same way President Trump and many other conservatives have been. The left twists a statement like “the hype Democrats have been spewing about COVID is a hoax intended to hurt the president,” into “COVID is a hoax.”
Other Fox News hosts have made similar statements, but did not face the same repercussions as Diamond and Silk did. Fox refused to defend them against the lies and smears made by the Daily Beast.
According an article from David Harris Jr.’s website, “Fox used the Daily Beast story as a means of firing the dynamic duo. They probably wanted to fire them after they turned down the $150,000 to quit supporting Trump, but the optics would have been very bad.”
Diamond made a statement about the incident: “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, 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?” Silk added, implying that racism may have been a factor in their firing.