Seth MacFarlane Donates to NPR, KPCC After Slamming Fox News

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Just blindly obey Fox News.

"If EVERY Fox Star and show runner said this policy was evil and protested to the Murdoch family it would make a huge difference in this national debate", he added at one point during his daylong rant. "This is fringe shit, and it's business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company".

Such open criticism of Fox News coming from within Fox's own creative community marks an unusual level of discord within a sprawling media company that has long managed to contain a wide range of dissenting viewpoints. "I think this is the POV of nearly every artist/writer/actor working with the entertainment division at FOX, which is progressive and open minded, but brought down by the despicable news division", she tweeted. In a series of tweets published yesterday and today, Judd Apatow - who severed ties with the Fox network after the 2002 cancellation of his series Undeclared - went to town on Fox for its coverage of the aforementioned child-separation policy, all while proclaiming solidarity with MacFarlane for his outspoken stance against his bosses. We all choose who to work with.

Levitan echoed MacFarlane's sentiments Monday night after Laura Ingraham described child detention centers as "essentially summer camps" on her Fox News show, "The Ingraham Angle". (Even though some of its creators' other recent opinions seem decidedly less enlightened.) Perhaps with more creators directing negative attention toward 20th Century Fox over Fox News, other talent signed to the company will follow suit.

"I'm disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with Fox News", he tweeted on Monday. Last November, he switched agencies from WME to CAA, as he started negotiations on a potential new overall deal with Fox TV.

Over the weekend, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane (a CT native and Rhode Island School of Design alum) tweeted that he was "embarrassed" to work for Fox because of "fringe s***" that aired on Fox News. "How can you remain silent when they promote these policies?" "This bulls**t is the opposite of what #ModernFamily stands for".