Fox Nation hosts Diamond and Silk’s could have caused people to die with their coronavirus misinformation claiming that quarantining “will make people sick” but going out will bring immunity. Fortunately, Twitter forced the duo to take down the tweet.
Mediaite’s Zachary Petrizzo caught the tweet and saved it for posterity.
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Fox Nation hosts Diamond and Silk are making false claims and encouraging people to "be out in the environment." pic.twitter.com/O0JY5VPn1l— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) April 8, 2020
UPDATE: I am suddenly unable to view Petrizzo's screen grab of the tweet so am pasting it here:
Later, Petrizzo reported that a Twitter spokesperson confirmed the tweet had violated its COVID-19 misinformation policy and that the account would be locked until the tweet was removed.
Diamond and Silk (real names Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson) have been spewing the vilest, most irresponsible sort of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus pandemic. They have claimed that the number of deaths attributed to the disease has been exaggerated to harm their idol, Donald Trump. They have also claimed that the virus itself, was engineered by the “Deep State” to harm Trump.
I previously wrote that If Fox Business fired Trish Regan because she suggested that the “hysteria” over the coronavirus was a plot to damage Trump, then Fox Nation ought to dump Diamond and Silk ASAP.
That’s even more true now.
(Diamond and Silk image via screen grab)
Or a better question is has the sentiment deleted in the Zero IQ Duo’s tweet been part of the Trumpian and TrumpTV™ political spews all along just camouflaged? While D & S are overtly and unambiguously spouting herd immunization talking points (without the smarts to know of the term), is it that much different from Trump’s ‘pack the churches on Easter’ vomit? Laura Ingraham is pretty much preaching herd immunization (at least on Twitter) but in the guise of we all need to get back to normal. If I recall, Steve Hilton pimped a version of herd immunization a while back. Former Foxy Glenn Beck got a lot of attention preaching this MAGA death cult theme more overtly. Ellen recently pointed out Devin Nunes is back after his eat at restaurants Fox News PR nightmare to pimp sending the kiddies back to school.
In fact, wasn’t the herd immunization mentality the first response of the Trumpians? Do nothing like we do with the flu and it’ll all play out soon enough without hurting the economy? That little model prediction about millions dying got them to back off quickly. But now it’s a popular theme in MAGA Land that COVID-19 isn’t as bad as the ‘librul media hysteria’ would have America believe.
The key is Trump. If he gets back on the a buck is worth more than a life theme we know for a fact TrumpTV™ has Der Furor’s back.