By WND. Social media stars Diamond and Silk, the hilarious duo that support the president, testified before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday on allegations of bias against conservatives by Facebook – and their impassioned statements frequently elicited smiles from spectators.
“Facebook censored our free speech!” Diamond charged.
The two, whose real names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, said if Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg had been censoring the speech of anyone on the left, “Democrats would be in the streets right now, marching and calling him all types of racist.”
Some Democrats criticized the decision to hold the hearing, and Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., even called it “stupid and ridiculous.”
Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., suggested that the two women were making a great deal of money off the social media network. (Read more from “Watch Diamond and Silk in Explosive Capitol Hill Meeting” HERE)
The Diamond and Silk Show Goes to Washington
By CNN. “Freedom,” said Bob Goodlatte, the House Judiciary Committee chairman, quoting President Ronald Reagan as he began a hearing Thursday morning, “is never more than one generation away from extinction.”
Goodlatte was suggesting that freedom was under dire threat because Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, two pro-Trump social media personalities most commonly known as “Diamond & Silk,” claimed they had been censored by Facebook. They had not been censored. Hardaway and Richardson’s claims had been thoroughly debunked. But Goodlatte and his committee nevertheless went on to spend several hours on the issue.
At times, watching the surreal spectacle unfold, it felt as if the doors to room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office building had transported those who walked through them to a place where facts came second to political narrative and outlets known for misinformation could be held up as gospel truth. The affair was a fitting end to weeks of right-wing media fueling a false narrative that Facebook is censoring conservatives. (Read more from “The Diamond and Silk Show Goes to Washington” HERE)