One radio talk show host in Washington, D.C., was unable to stop gushing about what Joe Biden was wearing when Kamala Harris showed up at his first State of the Union speech. Amber Athey, a conservative radio host in DC, was eager to make fun of Kamala Harris for her outfit at Biden’s address, going through it at length on WMAL’s morning show.
“Kamala looks like a UPS employee — what can brown do for you? Nothing good, apparently,” Athey tweeted on March 1, 2022. That’s when things got heated for the conservative commentator, and she was fired from her radio station job.
Athey decided to share her experience after she was dismissed from her radio talk show job, therefore she penned an essay for The Spectator, a conservative publication in which she also works.
“I spoke critically of protests in favor of ‘trans kids’ at the University of North Texas. A group of maniacal left-wing activists who want to chemically castrate children in the name of ‘gender affirmation’ came after me,” wrote Athey in The Spectator. “All of a sudden, the Kamala tweet was being re-framed as racist, and dozens of Twitter accounts were bragging about contacting my employers about my’ bigotry.’”
When Athey referred to Harris’s dress, hundreds of people emailed her employers at the radio station and the conservative magazine, demanding that they fire her. Although the magazine’s management appreciated the journalist’s harsh criticism of Kamala Harris, the radio station’s executives were less tolerant. Furthermore, Athey had only been working at the radio station part-time for seven months before her incident with Kamala Harris’ brown pants suit.
“I received a call out of the blue from Jeff Boden, the vice president of Cumulus Washington, D.C, and Kriston Fancellas, the vice president of Human Resources. They told me that the tweet I sent about Kamala was ‘racist’ and that subsequent follow-ups defending myself and making fun of the efforts to cancel me were unacceptable. I had violated the company’s social media policy, they said, and I was terminated effective immediately,” wrote Athey.
Athey feels the people in charge of her radio station treated her poorly and didn’t give her the respect she deserved.
“They did not have the courtesy to offer me an opportunity to defend myself, nor did they speak to anyone at the program before handing down their decision.”
According to Athey, this is just the latest attempt by left-wing kooks to undermine her.
“Throughout my six years as a political journalist and commentator, left-wing activists have tried every trick in the book to drive me out of the industry: digging up old tweets, demeaning my appearance, and harassing my employers. None of it has worked… until now,” she said. “I am sick and tired of conservatives apologizing to the left, staying quiet because they’re afraid of burning bridges or complaining incessantly without taking action. We will only defeat the left’s bad faith attempts at censorship if we fight back.”