On Monday, right-wing vloggers Diamond and Silk were reportedly ousted as Fox News contributors after promoting a series of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic.
Commenters on social media had a number of reactions — including to ask why the president of the United States was not being held to the same standard — or, for that matter, higher-ranking TV personalities at Fox.
Fox News has reportedly canned controversial personalities Diamond & Silk aka Rock & Burlap. I never rejoice in any… https://t.co/scjCMpYDKo— AprilDRyan (@AprilDRyan) 1588027110.0
Congrats to new OAN hosts Diamond & Silk. https://t.co/c8rKguotYF— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner) 1588022001.0
FOX just fired Diamond & Silk for promoting disinformation about Covid-19. Because Diamond and Silk are held to a… https://t.co/3nifCLooSG— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1588031377.0
I mean think what kind of unhinged grifters you’d have to be for Fox News to nope out https://t.co/iXVCIL5O8Z— shauna (@shauna) 1588023849.0
Diamond & Silk "argued that the number of American coronavirus deaths has been inflated to make Trump look bad" on… https://t.co/3eLru9ZpsK— Matthew Gertz (@Matthew Gertz) 1588022193.0