Modern Family Co-Creator Backs Seth MacFarlane: ‘I’m Disgusted to Work at a Company’ With Ties to Fox News
Modern Family Co-Creator and Executive Producer Steve Levitan backed Seth McFarlane‘s criticism of Fox News, saying he’s “disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with” it.
Levitan posted the scathing remarks on Twitter early Tuesday, after the channel’s conservative personality, Laura Ingraham, who hosts The Ingraham Angle, compared immigrant detention centers near the U.S.-Mexico border to boarding schools and summer camps.
“This bullshit is the opposite of what Modern Family stands for,” Levitan responded.
Let me officially join @SethMacFarlane in saying I’m disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with @FoxNews. This bullshit is the opposite of what #ModernFamily stands for. https://t.co/dnvIbgoIyA
— Steve Levitan (@SteveLevitan) June 19, 2018
McFarlane came out strongly against Fox News on Saturday, when he referred to its programming as “fringe shit” that has made him “embarrassed to work for this company.”
In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain. Just blindly obey Fox News. This is fringe shit, and it’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company. https://t.co/kC7MPYxdgZ
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 16, 2018
Ingraham eventually clarified her remarks, stating at the end of her show that the boarding school description was used by a San Diego Union Tribune article, and that she stands by that statement. She did not, however, comment on whether she would continue calling them summer camps.
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