Fox News Media has « strongly » condemned the « racist, misogynistic and homophobic » messages of Blake Neff, the main screenwriter of the ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ program, a space for political analysis and debate that draws a large conservative audience on cable television from U.S. After the controversy, the screenwriter has already quit his job.
Tucker Carlson, host of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ on Fox News
The CNN network discovered the comments that Neff, under an internet pseudonym, had poured out a multitude of racist, macho and anti-LGBT messages. « Black characters who stay playing ‘Call of Duty’ are probably one of the most important factors that keep crime low, » he said recently on a virtual forum. As CNN verified, some of these comments even corresponded to what presenter Tucker Carlson later said in the newscast.
Senior news channel executives sent a statement to their workers, censored their « horrible behavior. » « We want to make it very clear that Fox News Media strongly condemns this horrible racist, misogynistic and homophobic behavior.. Neff’s abhorrent conduct on this forum was not disclosed on the show or online until Friday, at which point we quickly accepted his resignation. Do not get wrong, actions like yours cannot and will not be tolerated at any time Nowhere in our workforce did Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace remark.
Tucker Carlson’s show has grown in audience in recent months thanks to his polarized speech, with approaches to immigration that have fueled fervent controversy among the American population. Carlson has publicly credited the screenwriter for part of the success of his show. After the controversy, He has not yet spoken live about Blake Neff’s departure, which he promises to do this Monday, July 13..