‘Modern Family’ producer threatens to leave Fox’s TV studio

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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.

Fox News inched closer to becoming the Trump propaganda machine our president so clearly wants it to be earlier this week when Tucker Carlson told viewers to "always assume the opposite of whatever they're telling you on the big news stations".

"In other words, don't think critically, don't consult multiple news sources, and in general, don't use your brain".

Levitan's disdain for Fox News runs deeper, as he said the network's "23-hour-a day support for the NRA, conspiracy theories and [President] Trump's lies gets harder to swallow every day as I drive onto that lot to make a show about inclusion".

Deadline reports that MacFarlane followed his tweet up with a hefty donation to National Public Radio, pledging $2 million to NPR and $500,000 to its Los Angeles membership station, KPCC. Last November, he switched agencies from WME to CAA, as he started negotiations on a potential new overall deal with Fox TV. On her show Monday, Ingraham compared the ICE detention centers used to house migrant children separated from their parents to "summer camps".

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On Tuesday, Apatow thanked Levitan tweeting that "We need as many people as possible to speak out against destroying families and how Fox News supports these policies". He tweeted on Tuesday that he would be "setting up shop elsewhere" after his contract with Fox for one more season of the series expires next year. The 20th Century Fox film studio did not respond to requests for comment.

Wexler served as a producer on Fox TV shows "The Good Guys" and "The Grinder" as well as "The Comedians", which aired on Fox-owned network FX. "For now, I will take some time to see where those people land, and at that point, make a decision about my future".

Paul Feig, who directed 20th Century Fox's "Spy" and "The Heat", also expressed his outrage over Fox News' coverage.

Wendy Molyneux, a writer for the animated Fox comedy "Bob's Burgers" voiced the same sentiment.

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