Radio host fired over Kamala Harris joke says woke crowd ‘never satisfied’


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Conservative radio host Amber Athey said the woke crowd was “never satisfied” on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ on Tuesday, after she was fired from her job for a joke about Vice President Kamala Harris.

Athey said she was fired for a tweet about Harris’ outfit during the State of the Union address. The tweet read, “Kamala looks like a UPS employee – what can Brown do for you? Nothing good apparently.”

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The former WMAL radio host told Tucker Carlson that the station’s parent company, Cumulus, thought it “could appease the crowd if they fired me.”

“Their first mistake was that the woke crowd is never satisfied,” Athey explained.

“And the second mistake they made is they thought I was just going to turn around and shut up about it.”

“And so, as soon as I got fired, I intended to tell everyone very loudly and proudly what happened to me,” she continued. “Because I think we live in a very evil and sick society, Tucker, when a young woman from a working-class background whose parents didn’t go to college can’t criticize the dress of the woman the most powerful woman in the United States. And worse than that, the most powerful woman in the United States is actually seen as the marginalized victim in this scenario.”

Carlson added that the “woke, soulless, scary big business” sided with Harris, “the most powerful woman in the world.” [U.S.]”

According to Athey, Cumulus Washington Vice President Jeff Boden and Vice President of Human Resources Kriston Fancellas told him in a phone call that his tweet violated a “vague” social media policy that prohibits employees to do anything to harm Cumulus’ reputation.

The policy exists “so they can fire people for whatever reason they want,” she added.

Athey said she had no opportunity to defend herself. She reported that “in subsequent meetings about this situation, they actually admitted that they didn’t really think the tweet was racist.”

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“What really matters[ed] for them, it was the perception that it was racist by these really bad faith and dishonest left-wing actors.”


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