New York — Two writers who are paid writers Fox News The channel has resigned, citing Tucker Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” documentary about the U.S. Capitol Rebellion last January as their last straw.
Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes once published the Substack newsletter on the conservative news called The Dispatch, and they both contributed to Fox Since 2009.
“Responsible voices are drowned out by irresponsible people,” they wrote on their website. They did not immediately respond to news from the Associated Press on Monday.
Fox No comment on their criticism. Carlson told the New York Times that their departure is good news. “Our audience will be very grateful,” he said.
“Purge of the Patriots” is a three-part documentary, last month Fox National streaming service. In it, Carlson argued that January 6 was used as an excuse to persecute conservative Americans and compared it with the use of lies on the eve of the Iraq War.
Goldberg and Hayes called the documentary a series of incoherent conspiracy theories, “full of factual inaccuracies, half-truths, deceptive images, and damn omissions.”
They said that this is the worst example of a long-term trend that a public opinion host has magnified the false statements and bizarre narratives of former President Donald Trump. FoxThe news side reported truthfully.
They wrote: “If people who have such a platform share such misinformation loudly and for long enough, then Americans will believe – and take action –“. “This is not theoretical. This is what actually happened on January 6, 2021.”
These two writers didn’t have it most of the time FoxThe comments are shown recently. Their most recent appearances were mainly as panelists on Brett Bayer’s news show or Chris Wallace’s Sunday show.