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WMAL conservative radio host Amber Athey commented that the woke mob is “never satisfied” Tuesday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” after she was fired for making a very tame joke about Vice President Kamala Harris’ pantsuit during the State of the Union that leftists seized on and called racist.
The Spectator’s Washington editor and former Daily Caller reporter claimed she was terminated over a tweet making fun of Harris’ brown pantsuit which read, “Kamala looks like a UPS employee — what can brown do for you? Nothing good, apparently.”
“I wish that there was more to this story because this is so infuriating, but I have a termination letter that lays out in very specific detail that it was, in fact, this tweet about Kamala Harris’ outfit, and I think what happened here is that Cumulus thought … that they could just make this all go away, they could get these few activists emails, they could appease the mob if they just fired me,” the former co-host of “O’Connor & Company,” said.
“Well, the first mistake is that the woke mob is never satisfied. They always want more scalps,” she told Carlson. “And the second mistake that they made is they thought that I was just going to roll over and shut up about this.”
Kamala looks like a UPS employee — what can brown do for you? Nothing good, apparently.
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) March 2, 2022
Cumulus fired the talented @amber_athey over a completely non-racial joke they claim was "racist."
So naturally, @dbongino invited Amber to be a bi-weekly guest on his nationally syndicated Cumulus radio show. Legendary.
"This is how we fight back against cancel culture." pic.twitter.com/lOxNGvGo2K
— Bongino Report (@BonginoReport) April 5, 2022
“And so I intended as soon as I got fired to very loudly and proudly tell everybody about what happened to me,” Athey declared. “Because I think we live in a very perverse and sick society, Tucker, when a young woman from a working-class background with parents who didn’t go to college can’t criticize the outfit of the most powerful woman in the United States. And worse than that, the most powerful woman in the United States is actually considered the marginalized victim in this scenario.”
“I believe very deeply that we are all obligated to speak out when injustices occur in our society,” Athey commented.
Host Tucker Carlson noted that the “big, soulless, creepy woke company” sided with Harris.
Athey recounted that Cumulus Washington Vice President Jeff Boden and Human Resources Vice President Kriston Fancellas informed her over the phone eight days after her tweet that it violated a “vague” social media policy that prohibits employees from doing anything that might harm the reputation of Cumulus.
Do I dare … ? https://t.co/FMyn8Nx5Mf
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) April 5, 2022
She claimed that the policy exists “so that they can fire people for any reason that they want.”
“Did they explain how it was racist that you weren’t impressed by her outfit? Did they get specific or did they just call you names and fire you?” Carlson asked.
“No, they just called me names and fired me, and I tried to defend myself but wasn’t really offered the opportunity, and I’m told that in subsequent meetings about this situation, they actually admitted that they didn’t really think that the tweet was racist,” Athey remarked. “What really mattered to them was the perception of it being racist by these really bad-faith, dishonest, left-wing actors.”
According to SEC filings, @CumulusMedia CEO Mary Berner made more than $6.5 million last year.
She rakes in money from conservative talent but throws them under the bus at her earliest convenience. https://t.co/2J0nb7n16k
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) April 5, 2022
Athey discussed her firing at length in a Monday article for the Spectator. She stated that her firing “has destroyed the integrity and reputation of WMAL and Cumulus as hosts of conservative content.”
“It shows their racist intent. These are people who think about everything in terms of race. Nobody on the show knew this was going to happen,” she told The Daily Caller on Tuesday. “They only use this as a tool. People who claim to care about bigotry are only using it as a weapon and are using it to silence people they disagree with politically.”
WMAL radio hosts were strongly against the company’s decision to fire Athey. They called it “out of control” and a “horrible mistake” on Tuesday, according to The Daily Caller.
This is what I had to say this morning about the unfair dismissal of my friend and colleague @amber_athey.
I can't wait to work with her again soon.
What Happened To Amber Athey? https://t.co/1aR3UrjyXV
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) April 5, 2022
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