Fox News' Parent Company Feeling Repercussions From Immigration Coverage

Fox News' Parent Company Feeling Repercussions From Immigration Coverage

Over the weekend, "Family Guy" co-creator Seth MacFarlane said Fox News made him "embarrassed to work for this company". Modern Family is produced by the TV division of 20th Century Fox, which owns Fox News.

MacFarlane wrote on Sunday that he was "ashamed" to be associated with 21st Century Fox, citing Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson's recent statement to viewers that they should ignore all other news sources.

Feig, who helmed the 2016 Melissa McCarthy comedy "Spy", which was distributed by 20th Century Fox, tweeted that he "cannot condone the support their news division promotes toward the immoral and abusive policies and actions taken by this current administration toward immigrant children".

Feig wrote on Twitter that while he loved those working in the movie and TV divisions of Fox, "I too can not condone the support their news division promotes toward the immoral and abusive policies and actions taken by this current administration toward immigrant children". Laura Ingraham on Monday described the detention centers being used to house the separated children "as essentially summer camps". Who has a movie, TV show, sporting event, news show at Fox?




MacFarlane isn't the only Fox employee who's recently attempted to distance himself from the company's news division.

The move is a concerning one as other major media players have signaled dissatisfaction with working for companies who have parent organizations affiliated with Fox News.

Apatow also spoke up on Monday. "This is fringe s--, and it's business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company".

In several tweets, Apatow, who last worked with 20th Century Fox on the short-lived series "Undeclared", criticized Fox's owners, the Murdoch family, and said that every Fox employee has to reckon with whom they work for. "But I too can not condone the support their news division promotes toward the immoral and abusive policies and actions taken by this current administration toward immigrant children". Apatow tweeted a thank you to Levitan, asking as many people to speak out as possible to change the way Fox News supports destructive policies.

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