A conservative talk radio host in New Hampshire was fired after she livestreamed herself verbally attacking Spanish-speaking landscapers outside the station’s headquarters.
CNN has reported that Diana Ploss, the former host of “The Diana Ploss Show” on New Hampshire’s WSMN 1590, is “no longer associated or affiliated in any way with WSMN or Bartis-Russell Broadcasting, LLC,” according to remarks from the radio station.
Ploss’ video was originally livestreamed on Facebook and later deleted, though not before it quickly made the rounds across social media, landing Ploss a spot on the “crazykarens” Instagram page, a page dedicated to compiling rants made by racist, homophobic, and/or otherwise intolerant white women.
In the video, Ploss confronted a group of landscapers hard at work. She antagonized with a variety of questions and commentary:
“You speaking English? It is America, you should be speaking English. They work for the state, you should be speaking English.”
“Is anybody here illegal? Are these guys illegal? It’s America, speak English.”
“He’s speaking Spanish to these guys. So your tax dollars up here in New Hampshire…that’s what’s going on here.”
Ploss then repeatedly labeled the entire situation as “Communism” before a bystander stepped in to ask why she was harassing the workers.
Ploss’ response, which she made directly to her camera, was thorough:
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Self proclaimed Talk-Radio Personality and Maga Activist Dianna Ploss was on her way to the studio as she heard a caucasian construction worker speaking Spanish to other hispanic workers. This upset Dianna so she quickly whipped out her phone and took to Facebook Live to stream her confronting the workers. . . . #karen #karenmemes #memes #tiktok #like #beyonce #publicfreakout #funnyvideos #funny #funnymemes #memes #comedy #meme #tiktok #kyliejenner #lol #lb #fb #follow #viral #lgbt #like #explorepage #instagram #love #humor #video #jokes #laugh
WSMN elaborated further on the station’s decision to oust Ploss, which came after over 10,000 people signed a petition calling for her removal.
“We at WSMN value freedom of speech, freedom of expression and assembly. We will not tolerate discrimination, racism or hatred.”
“We continue to present and offer on air opportunities for discussion, education and the exchange of opinions and ideas.”
In response to the backlash and her subsequent firing, Ploss put out another livestream video.
With a life-size Donald Trump cutout behind her, Ploss looked directly into the camera and addressed the incident.
“I want you to know that I am doing great, I am doing so great. We know that what these commies do, these fake Republicans, and these Leftists who want to shut us down, who want to destroy our country, you have seen what they have done to me.”
“And you know what? I take it and I wear it as a badge of honor.”
“You have not silenced Dianna Ploss, I am not going away.”
We never back down. We never give in. We never give up! 🇺🇸WWG1WGA🇺🇸
Posted by Dianna Ploss on Monday, July 13, 2020
Comments on that video illustrated that her response only stoked further outrage.
The story serves as a good reminder just in case you forgot that plenty of die-hard Trump supporters are still out here roaming around.