Seth MacFarlane, the mastermind behind Family Guy, American Dad!, The Cleveland Show and The Orville for Fox, had some strong words for his home network this weekend.
On Saturday (June 16), CNN’s Brian Stelter took to Twitter to criticize comments Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s made on his Friday night broadcast, where he urged his audience to not trust other news networks and assume the opposite of what they’re reporting.
Stelter responded to Carlson, calling his remarks “sad.” He tweeted: “Isn’t this sad? Tonight @TuckerCarlson told his viewers not to believe ANYTHING they learn from his rivals: “If you’re looking to understand what’s actually happening in this country, always assume the opposite of whatever they’re telling you on the big news stations.”
MacFarlane retweeted Stelter’s disapproval and included a comment of his own, expressing his thoughts on the company. He added: “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.”
MacFarlane has been with the Fox network for two decades, starting with Family Guy picked up by Fox in 1998. The animated series, which has spanned for 16 seasons, is Fox’s second-longest-running program behind The Simpsons.
Recently, Comcast offered to buy 21st Century Fox for $65 billion, potentially entering a bidding war with Disney who initially offered $52.4 billion. 21st Century Fox will weigh in on Comcast’s bid to buy most of its entertainment assets in a meeting this Wednesday (June 20). While Fox News would remain under the control of the Murdoch family, MacFarlane’s creations would be included in the deal.
Check out MacFarlane’s tweet below.
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