Two Fox News contributers have quit the network over Tucker Carlson‘s new documentary series about what really happened on January 6th of this year.
Steve Hayes and Jonah Goldberg, who are both never-Trump republicans, quit after seeing Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” ducumentary.
They called the series “irresponsible.”
Both contributers had been with Fox News since 2009.
Jonah Goldberg said that he wants nothing to do with Tucker or Fox for having opinions different from his own:
“Whether it’s ‘Patriot Purge’ or anti-vax stuff, I don’t want it in my name, and I want to call it out and criticize it.”
Here's part of the joint statement by the two former Fox News contributers from our friends at the Daily Wire:
Fox News still does real reporting, and there are still responsible conservatives providing valuable opinion and analysis. But the voices of the responsible are being drowned out by the irresponsible.
A case in point: Patriot Purge, a three-part series hosted by Tucker Carlson.
The special—which ran on Fox’s subscription streaming service earlier this month and was promoted on Fox News—is presented in the style of an exposé, a hard-hitting piece of investigative journalism. In reality, it is a collection of incoherent conspiracy-mongering, riddled with factual inaccuracies, half-truths, deceptive imagery, and damning omissions. And its message is clear: The U.S. government is targeting patriotic Americans in the same manner —and with the same tools—that it used to target al Qaeda.
CNN Jumped at the News
Maybe the two never-Trumpers have job opportunities waiting for them at CNN...
Two Fox News contributors, Jonah Goldberg, 52, and Stephen Hayes, 51, have resigned from the network after 12 years following the release of a documentary by Tucker Carlson about the January 6 Capitol siege.
The pair have left the broadcaster after the film entitled, Patriot Purge, appeared to 'baselessly suggested that the January 6 insurrection was a 'false flag' plot orchestrated by the federal government.
The documentary accuses President Joe Biden of setting up the entire event in order to 'conduct an ideological purge and persecute conservatives.'
'Whether it's 'Patriot Purge' or anti-vax stuff, I don't want it in my name, and I want to call it out and criticize it,' Goldberg said to the New York Times. 'I don't want to feel like I am betraying a trust that I had by being a Fox News contributor.'
As for Tucker's reaction, he called it "great news" that the two left, which is something most Americans should agree with.
Independent Journal Review has Tucker Carlson's reaction:
In a comment to The New York Times, Carlson called their resignations “great news.”
“Our viewers will be grateful,” he said.
It doesn't seem like the two will be missed at all: