Craig Silverman, a conservative radio host of The Craig Silverman Show on KNUS in Denver for five years, was taken off the air immediately after criticizing Trump.
Silverman aired a segment criticizing Roy Cohn, one of Trump’s former attorneys. Cohn had a sordid history as Senator McCarthy’s chief of counsel for the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He was indicted four times, according to Politico, “for stock-swindling and obstructing justice and perjury and bribery and conspiracy and extortion and blackmail and filing false reports.”
Silverman’s program director, Kelly Michaels, walked into the studio and told him, “You’re done.”
Sudden end to @craigscolorado show on @710KNUS today. He says management pulled plug mid show after he laid out anti Trump case and did same on another station. Says he was told ‘You’re done’ and they cut to other programming. Station leans conservative.
— Brian Maass (@Briancbs4) November 16, 2019
Silverman had previously posted a Facebook status calling former US envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch “an American hero.” He also informed his listeners that he was giving an “independent analysis of the most important events of our time.”
After his show was removed from the air, Silverman took to Twitter, saying, “I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line. I call things as I see them. I see corruption and blatant dishonesty by the President and his cronies. I also see bullying/smearing of American heroes w/courage to take oath and tell truth. Their bravery inspires me.”
Thanks Dylan. I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line. I call things as I see them. I see corruption and blatant dishonesty by President and his cronies. I also see bullying/smearing of American heroes w/courage to take oath and tell truth. Their bravery inspires me. https://t.co/o9Z4cb7pfe
— Craig Silverman (@craigscolorado) November 16, 2019