Fox News' Parent Company Feeling Repercussions From Immigration Coverage

Fox News' Parent Company Feeling Repercussions From Immigration Coverage

MacFarlane, the creator of Fox broadcast network's "Family Guy", tweeted on Saturday that he was "embarrassed to work" for Fox.

"This is fringe shit, and it's business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company", he wrote on Twitter.

Steve Levitan, co-creator and co-showrunner of Modern Family, plans to cut all ties with 20th Century Fox TV because of its relationship to Fox News.

"I look forward to seeing Modern Family through to the end and then, sale or no sale, setting up shop elsewhere", he said.

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Between Seth MacFarlane, Judd Apatow and Paul Feig, numerous top male talents at 20th Century Fox's television and film branches are criticizing the company over its Fox News arm.

Levitan specifically criticized Fox News for not being critical in its coverage of the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. Apatow tweeted Monday. "Imagine if it was your kids".

Director Judd Apatow, who said he hasn't worked with Fox since 2002, called on those who work at the company to speak out. After a CNN reporter noted that Fox personality Tucker Carlson said not to trust rival networks, MacFarlane tweeted, "In other words, don't think critically, don't consult multiple news sources, and in general, don't use your brain".

On Tuesday, Paul Feig, who collaborated with Apatow on Freaks and Geeks in the "90s, threw his lot in with the others, making a stand against Fox News" role in furthering the current administration's agenda. MacFarlane's tweet prompted Apatow, who once produced comedies for 20th Century Fox TV, to call upon Fox showrunners and actors to boycott the "propaganda arm of this evil administration". (Even though some of its creators' other recent opinions seem decidedly less enlightened.) Perhaps with more creators directing negative attention toward 20th Century Fox over Fox News, other talent signed to the company will follow suit.

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