Seth MacFarlane Donates to NPR, KPCC After Slamming Fox News

Seth MacFarlane Donates to NPR, KPCC After Slamming Fox News

Fox's prime-time commentators have been among the staunchest defenders of the administration's policy decision to separate and detain children who illegally cross the border with their parents - an action roundly criticised by Democrats and Republicans.

Fox, based in NY, declined to comment.

In a series of tweets, Apatow also laid into the network and its acting CEO, 87-year-old Rupert Murdoch.

"Let me officially join @SethMacFarlane in saying I'm disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with @FoxNews." tweeted Levitan, who added that her comments are "the opposite of what #ModernFamily stands for".

Levitan's disdain for Fox News runs deeper, as he said the network's "23-hour-a day support for the NRA, conspiracy theories and [President] Trump's lies gets harder to swallow every day as I drive onto that lot to make a show about inclusion".


MacFarlane isn't the only Fox employee who's recently attempted to distance himself from the company's news division. "I think this is the POV of nearly every artist/writer/actor working with the entertainment division at FOX, which is progressive and open minded, but brought down by the despicable news division", she tweeted.

Paul Feig, who made two films for the Fox film studio, also slammed Fox News for supporting the White House and its handling of immigrant children. "We are thankful to all who support quality, independent journalism", the statement reads. Last November, he switched agencies from WME to CAA, as he started negotiations on a potential new overall deal with Fox TV.

"Modern Family", a mockumentary-style sitcom set in suburban Los Angeles, is in its ninth season and has won more than 20 prime-time Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. "How can you remain silent when they promote these policies?"

Levitan was responding to a tweet that cited host Laura Ingraham's commentary Monday night that said migrant detention centers housing children "were essentially summer camps [or] boarding schools".

Director Judd Apatow, who said he hasn't worked with Fox since 2002, called on those who work at the company to speak out.

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