KNUS Denver (710) weekend host Craig Silverman says he was fired by the Salem Media Group conservative news/talk station in the middle of his show Saturday after criticizing President Donald Trump. Silverman told The Denver Post he was doing a segment about Roy Cohn, Trump’s former personal attorney, when his show was abruptly cut off and replaced with a network news feed.
Silverman said his producer threw his hands up in the air when the show was interrupted, as if to say it wasn’t him. Then program director Kelly Michaels entered the studio and said, “You’re done,” Silverman told the Post.
A former chief deputy district attorney in Denver, Silverman later took to Twitter to explain what happened. “I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line. I call things as I see them,” he tweeted. “I see corruption and blatant dishonesty by President and his cronies. I also see bullying/smearing of American heroes w/courage to take oath and tell truth. Their bravery inspires me.”
Silverman’s last segment before he was taken off the air was to “observe how toxic Trump is in Colorado,” he said in a text, the Post reported. “And to continue my show theme today that Democrats are making a strong case at the House impeachment hearing.”
Reps for KNUS didn’t immediately respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.
The former prosecutor hosted “The Craig Silverman Show” Saturdays from 9am-noon for more than five years. The show has been removed from a KNUS programming seclude web page. And a link to the show page displays a “404 Error — Not Found” message.