Conservative Radio Host Fired Following Trump Criticism

A conservative radio commentator in Denver says he was fired mid-show by his bosses at KNUS for openly expressing his distaste for President Donald Trump, according to the Denver Post.

Craig Silverman, a former chief deputy district attorney in Denver, says he was in the middle of a segment about former Trump attorney Roy Cohn when station executives cut him off and inserted a news break.

He told the Denver daily that station program director Kelly Michaels barged into the studio and said, “You’re done.”

In a tweet after the show, Silverman said he was fired for refusing to toe the Republican Party line about President Trump.

Silverman, who had hosted his show for five years, says he voted for Trump in 2016 but has soured on the president since. The last segment on the show that was preempted was going to “observe how toxic Trump is in Colorado,” he told the Post. “And to continue my show theme today that Democrats are making a strong case at the House impeachment hearing.”

Executives at KNUS did not respond to request for comment about the host’s fate, but the web page promoting “The Craig Silverman Show” has been removed from the station’s website. KNUS is owned by Salem Media Group, which specializes in Christian and conservative content.

Some fellow conservatives criticized Silverman’s dismissal, among the Republican presidential hopeful Joe Walsh.

Trump supporters, however, said the move was long overdue.

Silverman was scheduled to appear on CNN Sunday morning to discuss his dismissal.

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Sidney Jolly
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Sidney Jolly

And the conservative right loves to say that the liberal left is intolerant of dissenting opinions!

Tom Bodine
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A Front Range Fool like all the rest

David
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David

I don’t think he should have been fired. I think he’s mistaken and misled if he believes that Trump is toxic and he’s wildly misinformed if he thinks the democrats are making a strong case at the impeachment hearings. It would have been WAY better to debate him on the air and show him and his audience, how misguided and misinformed he is – and that wouldn’t be hard to do. But he shouldn’t have been fired, because now executives of this station are resorting to the same immoral, unacceptable and misguided things that liberals do. Please, do not stoop… Read more »

General Confusion
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“You really know how to tell a whopper of a lie eh confuction.” Bob

Prove me wrong.

Bob
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The ONLY thing old and tiring are your lies and fake news confuction.

Paul
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A “Christian” radio station supporting a lying, racist sexual deviant who has already paid off at least two women, and who has admitted that he would “do” Ivanka if she weren’t his daughter? I’d really to some of those sermons on Sunday morning!

Toni
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Toni

I think the word “worship” is pretty strong word to utilize. Most believers think most of the corruption is on the other side, and that Trump is being unfairly targeted. It doesn’t sound like he was truly being objective though; sounds like he just zoned in on Trump like everyone else in the liberal media.

Brad
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Ron Burgundy comes to mind here……even looks like him!

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