Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance

Hollywood producers speak out against Fox over immigration stance

His tweet was in response to a controversial Carlson segment in which the host inveighed upon his viewer to "always assume the opposite of whatever they're telling you on the big news stations". Calling it "fringe s--", MacFarlane claimed Carlson was asking his fans to "blindly obey" the network.

MacFarlane quoted Stelter's tweet and said, "In other words, don't think critically, don't consult multiple news sources, and in general, don't use your brain".

"Let me officially join Seth MacFarlane in saying I'm disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with @FoxNews". "Who has a movie, TV show, sporting event, news show at Fox?" he 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.

Paul Feig, the producer behind Bridesmaids and the Ghostbusters reboot, who has made two films for the 20th Century Fox movie studio, wrote: "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".

In a statement, Fox News said that Ingraham's "very personal, on-the-ground commitment" to children in need speaks for itself, as does her belief "in a commonsense, legal immigration system, which will continue to be a focus of her show". "How can you remain silent when they promote these policies?", Apatow tweeted on Monday.

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She said the "vast majority" of children being held in the detention facilities were sent to the U.S. alone by their parents. A " zero tolerance" policy from Attorney General Jeff Sessions mandates all border-crossers be treated as criminals.

Levitan, at one point, announced that he would leave Fox - no matter who bought the company - once his contract with the studio ended. "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".

On Saturday, comedian and television show creator Seth MacFarlane took to Twitter to express his outrage at views being expressed on Fox News.

Hollywood producer Judd Apatow challenged more Fox stars and executives to speak up and "make a huge difference in this national debate" about President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Ralph Peters, who had until recently worked as a regular contributor for Fox News, recently said the company had shifted from a conservative news outlet "to a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration".

Of course, the structure of 21st Century Fox will change entirely once the company is sold to either Comcast or Disney, a deal that's set to happen sometime in the coming year.

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