Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Seth MacFarlane Donates to NPR, KPCC After Slamming Fox News

Seth MacFarlane Donates to NPR, KPCC After Slamming Fox News

Steve Levitan, the co-creator and executive producer of ABC's "Modern Family", which is owned by Fox's TV studio, tweeted on Tuesday that he would leave the network due to Fox News' coverage of President Trump's border 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". "I look forward to seeing #ModernFamily through to the end and then, sale or no sale, setting up shop elsewhere".

In light of Seth MacFarlane's tweets this weekend expressing his embarrassment at working for Fox and condemnation of Fox News' Tucker Carlson's diatribe against trusting all non-Fox News media, the "Family Guy" creator has followed up with a counter-tactic against the network.

Variety just shared a statement provided by his agent, UTA's Jay Sures: "I have great respect and admiration for Dana Walden, Gary Newman, Peter Rice, and everyone at 20th Century Fox Studios who have all treated me so well for nearly 2 decades". "We are thankful to all who support quality, independent journalism", the statement reads.

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Apatow later wrote, "And I haven't seen one new powerful person who works for or at Fox stand up and say they oppose their support of these cruel policies". Just blindly obey Fox News.

Seth MacFarlane is donating $2 million to NPR and $500,000 to Los Angeles' NPR membership station, KPCC after his viral tweet about Fox News. Who has a movie, TV show, sporting event, news show at Fox?

Paul Feig also chimed in on Tuesday. That may be going over well with the right-leaning channel's core viewership, but for those entertainment creators who are presently doing business with Fox, it's increasingly become an untenable position - and they're now speaking up against it. "How can you remain silent when they promote these policies?"

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