Comedy Giants Putting Some Serious Pressure on FOX News

Comedy Giants Judd Apatow, Seth MacFarlane, Steve Levitan and Paul Feig Pressure FOX To Change

Judd Apatow is continuing to put pressure on Hollywood to demand that FOX News discontinue their biased coverage of the news- specifically their recent coverage of Trump’s immigration policy. “I haven’t worked with Fox since 2002. That family promotes evil ideas and greed and corruption. We all choose who to work with. I understand why that is easier for some than others but many powerful people are powerful enough to speak up to their bosses at a moment like this.” He also called Jeff sessions a “fucking kidnapper” and asked all the Fox stars and executives to speak up. “Imagine if it was your kids. Who has a movie, TV show, sporting event, news show at Fox? How can you remain silent when they promote these policies?”

It seems to be working.

Seth MacFarlane tweeted outrage over the weekend about Tucker Carlson’s comments on Fox News that viewers should assume other big news stations are lying. And today he backed that up showing he’s serious with a  whopping $2 million donation to NPR, with another half million donated directly to an NPR Los Angeles affiliate.

According to Deadline.com, the purpose of the donation is to support the NPR mission to create a more informed public.  NPR’s Collaborative Journalism Network exists to connect thousands of journalists worldwide by helping them share resources, regardless of the outlet they report for.

MacFarlane of course is the creator behind Fox tv’s powerhouse shows Family Guy, American Dad! and The Orville.

Modern Family creator Steve Levitan is on board tweeting that he’s “disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with @FoxNews. This bullshit is the opposite of what #ModernFamily stands for.” 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. “They are a propaganda arm of this evil administration and since they are a business we should let them know how we feel about that.”

Later, Levitan added that he is finding it increasingly difficult to drive onto the lot to work for the company has a mission that is opposite the mission of his show- a show about inclusion.  Modern Family airs on ABC but is created with 20th Century Fox TV. He says he’ll continue to stay with Fox to see the series through, but after that, sale or no sale, he’s done with the network.

 

Paul Feig hasn’t said he’ll stop working with Fox companies, but made a strong statement today joining Apatow, MacFarlane and Levitan. “I have made two films for 20th Century Fox and love the people in the movie and TV divisions. But I too cannot condone the support their news division promotes toward the immoral and abusive policies and actions taken by this current administration toward immigrant children.”

Apatow also retweeted celebrities who are speaking out against Trump’s immigration plan, including Dick Cavett, Chelsea Peretti, Alyssa Milano, Ellen, and Alan Alda.

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