Denver Radio Host Abruptly Fired After Sharing Anti-Trump Views

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November 18, 2019 9:11 a.m.
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Craig Silverman, a host at Denver conservative talk radio station KNUS, was fired mid-show over the weekend after airing a segment criticizing President Donald Trump.

According to the New York Times, the station suddenly cut away to a news segment during his show as the station’s operations manager burst into the room: “you’re done,” Silverman was told.

Silverman felt increasingly unwelcome at his own radio station, taking to Twitter and other shows to air his opinions.

KNUS reportedly threatened him to stop appearing on other shows, their anger unabated when he showed them that it was allowed under his contract.

The station did not immediately respond to inquiries about the firing.

“I think it makes great radio when people can disagree,” Silverman told the Times. “But something about Trump and impeachment — my colleagues don’t want to discuss it, and they don’t want any disagreements.”

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