- Overall, we rate DiamondandSilkinc.com far-right biased and Questionable based on the use of poor sourcing, the promotion of conspiracy theories and propaganda, failed fact checks, and a lack of transparency.
Questionable Reasoning: Poor Sourcing, Conspiracy Theories, Propaganda, Numerous Failed Fact Checks, Lack of Transparency
Bias Rating: FAR RIGHT
Factual Reporting: LOW
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Website
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2015, DiamondandSilkinc.com is the news and opinion website for sisters Lynette Diamond Hardaway and Rochelle Silk Richardson. Formerly, Democrats, Diamond and Silk changed their party affiliation to Republican in 2015, so they could vote for Donald Trump in the North Carolina primary and general election.
The sisters have published a best-selling book and have a show called the Crystal Clear Show on Newsmax TV. Diamond and Silk also have a Chit Chat Live weeknight show airing on Mike Lindell TV and the Social Media platform FrankSpeech.com.
According to their about page, they state “Standing with the Silent Majority, as Conservative women, they voice their opinions about media bias and repetitive political tactics that Americans are tired of being subjected to. Diamond and Silk are not politically correct; they are politically direct.”
On 01/09/2023, Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway passed away at 51.
Funded by / Ownership
DiamondandSilkinc.com does not clearly identify its owners; however, it is presumed to be owned by Lynette Diamond Hardaway and Rochelle Silk Richardson. Advertising, donations, events, and an online store generate revenue.
Analysis / Bias
On the Diamond and Silk about page, they make clear they are strong supporters of former President Trump: “Diamond and Silk are devoted supporters of President Donald Trump. During his first term as President, he has proven to be a leader who takes action and does not go missing in action. He has done more for all Americans, including black Americans, than any other President in history. President Trump’s non-traditional approach is what this country needed.”
The website generally features videos from their Chit Chat Live show and occasional news and commentary articles such as this Rep. Lauren Boebert Authors Legislation to Shut Down Biden’s Disinformation Board. A content review reveals that they rely on poor sources such as resistthemainstream.com and Breitbart.
Editorially, all stories and opinion content favor the conservative right and former President Trump while denigrating Democrats, such as this House Republicans Publish Video on Biden’s Crime Crisis. While some content on the website is fact-based, many stories are false or misleading. For example, in 2020, they were fired from Fox News after spreading false conspiracy theories regarding Covid-19.
Further, they have spread numerous false claims regarding the January 6th Capitol Riot and election fraud conspiracies such as this “What was the legal reason for stopping the voting on election night? You know that everything all of a sudden came to a screeching halt. … And then how did everybody decide to stop all at the same time?” The voting did not come to a halt as claimed. See more false claims below. In general, Diamond and Silk primarily promote the conspiracy theories of Donald Trump and his followers.
Failed Fact Checks
- Says science shows the physiological effects of wearing masks include hypoxemia, hypercapnia, shortness of breath, toxicity, and increased muscle tension. – False
- “Obama secretly gave citizenship to 2,500 Iranians as part of nuke deal.” – False
- “What was the legal reason for stopping the voting on election night? You know that everything all of a sudden came to a screeching halt. … And then how did everybody decide to stop all at the same time? – False
- “in Pennsylvania on November 3 at 11:08 p.m., President Trump all of a sudden lost 17,877 votes. It was removed from his count, while at the same time Biden gained 17,930 votes.” – False
- Democrat Insider: Anti-Trump Postal Workers In GOP Neighborhoods Throw Mail-In Ballots In The Garbage – False
- No one was arrested inside the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. – False
- See complete list
Overall, we rate DiamondandSilkinc.com far-right biased and Questionable based on the use of poor sourcing, the promotion of conspiracy theories and propaganda, failed fact checks, and a lack of transparency. (D. Van Zandt 05/12/2022) Updated (01/10/2023)
Last Updated on January 10, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check