Leftist Celebrities Form a Pact to Target Fox for Fox News
I've never been much of a Fox News guy. I actually agree with a lot of my soy-based liberal NY friends' criticism of it. I just counter with "but CNN." And MSNBC. HuffPo. BuzzFeed. The New York Times. The Washington Post. 99% of comic websites. Really, everything except for America's News Network.
But reading things like this makes me want to keep the television tuned to Fox's channel all day just to be spiteful. Complaining about white men reviewing movies (see Brie Larson: ‘I Don’t Want to Hear What a White Man Has to Say…’ and Dear Whiny Actresses Crying “Sexism” Over Bad Reviews: SHUT UP!) is old and busted.
Complaining about working for a company that is owned by a company that also owns Fox News is the new hotness. I wish I was making this up. But such stupidity is purely original.
Judd Apatow is calling for Fox showrunners and talent to speak out against the network over Fox News' coverage of the "zero tolerance' border policy. The prolific producer's plea, posted in a series of tweets on Monday, came after Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane made a similar comment in response to Fox News' reporting over the weekend.
This is where the left is now. If you work for a company that also owns the one cable news channel that doesn't validate Hollywood's worldview, thou shall denounce that company three times.
Also, let's point out Ingraham and Carlson could do the same back to Aptow, MacFarlane and Ken Tucker. That is, as individuals, they could express their disgust over working for the same parent company which also employs unapologetic douchecanoes.
Sometimes you'll work for a company or organization which hires people you don't like. Sometimes those people work for a department you may frown upon. Regardless, the adult thing to do is to suck it up, strap on your big boy and big girl panties, and deal with it. Welcome to Adulting 101. Please leave your lunchboxes outside. With your mommy.
It's remarkable people still wonder how we got Donald Trump in the first place. Because targeting Fox, for the coverage of an issue, seems rather stupid.