2 Fox News employees resigned over Tucker Carlson's January 6 documentary, citing concerns it may incite violence
Added 11-21-21 08:14:03pm EST - “Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes said that the release of "Patriot Purge" was dangerous and have left to run their own publication, The Dispatch.” - Businessinsider.com
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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “2 Fox News employees resigned over Tucker Carlson's January 6 documentary, citing concerns it may incite violence”. Below is an excerpt from the article.
Fox News contributors Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes have resigned following the release of Tucker Carlson's documentary on the January 6 Capitol insurrection, "Patriot Purge," citing concerns about the documentary's potential to incite violence and the cable news outlet's direction of coverage in the post-Trump era, The New York Times reported.
Goldberg and Hayes joined Fox News as contributors in early 2009 while also working for conservative political magazines. In 2019, they worked together to found The Dispatch, a conservative online publication with nearly 30,000 paying subscribers, according to The New York Times.
Ultimately, the release of "Patriot Purge" brought the pair to an impasse, which they said forced them to choose between running their own publication and remaining loyal to Fox News, according to a statement about their resignation.
The "Patriot Purge" documentary baselessly suggested that the January 6 insurrection was a "false flag" plot by President Joe Biden to conduct an ideological purge and persecute conservatives.
"This is not happening. And we think it's dangerous to pretend it is. If a person with such a platform shares such misinformation loud enough and long enough, there are Americans who will believe — and act upon — it," Goldberg and Hayes said in a statement. "This isn't theoretical. This is what actually happened on January 6, 2021."
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