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Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes Quit Fox News, Upset Over Jan. 6 Documentary
The Epoch Times ^ | 11-22-21 | Zachary Steiber

Posted on 11/22/2021 11:54:36 AM PST by MNJohnnie

Fox News commentators Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes have quit the network, upset over a documentary about Jan. 6 that was produced by Tucker Carlson.

“With the release of ‘Patriot Purge,’ we felt we could no longer ‘do right as we see it’ and remain at Fox News. So we resigned,” they wrote in a joint post at The Dispatch, where both work.

“Patriot Purge” is a documentary series from Carlson about what took place on Jan. 6, when protesters and rioters breached the U.S. Capitol in Washington, interrupting a joint session of Congress that was certifying electoral votes.

A preview released earlier this month quotes officials and media personalities comparing the breach to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which Carlson argues is part of “pushing the lie of a domestic white terror army.”

“Jan. 6 is being used as a pretext to strip millions of Americans, disfavored Americans, of their core constitutional rights, and to defame them as domestic terrorists,” he said, adding that some of what has been promoted about what happened is untrue.

Goldberg and Hayes, part of a small group of conservatives who opposed former President Donald Trump for most of his time in office, said they see the documentary as part of a pattern at Fox of amplifying “false claims” and “bizarre narratives” of Trump.

“‘Patriot Purge’ creates an alternative history of January 6, contradicted not just by common sense, not just by the testimony and on-the-record statements of many participants, but by the reporting of the news division of Fox News itself,” they wrote.

Both men joined Fox in 2009. They primarily appeared on “Fox News Sunday” and “Special Report.”

A Fox executive told The Epoch Times in an email that the network had no intention of re-signing Hayes or Goldberg when their contracts came up in 2022.

The resignations drew praise from some, including Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) and Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who have both repeatedly attacked Trump in recent months.

Cheney said on Twitter that the men were “standing up for truth and calling out dangerous lies.”

Others panned the move, including Carlson, who sent out a promotion of the documentary that described it as the series “that drove Jonah Goldberg to an impotent rage.”

“Thank you to Jonah Goldberg and Steve Hayes for putting us out of our misery; now we don’t have to be accosted by your illogical and nonsensical takes while watching Fox News,” said Jennifer Van Laar, managing editor of Red State.


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Some good news today
1 posted on 11/22/2021 11:54:37 AM PST by MNJohnnie
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To: MNJohnnie

AWWWW! Their feewings were hurt!


2 posted on 11/22/2021 11:55:10 AM PST by DMD13
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To: MNJohnnie

Don’t let the door hit your fat ass on the way out.


3 posted on 11/22/2021 11:56:39 AM PST by Ken H (Trump won.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Jonah, Stephen, show us on this doll where the documentary hurt you.


4 posted on 11/22/2021 11:56:40 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer”)
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To: MNJohnnie

More National Review tw@ts.


5 posted on 11/22/2021 11:56:56 AM PST by PGR88
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To: MNJohnnie

Commies don’t like competing “narratives.”


6 posted on 11/22/2021 11:57:04 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy." ― Mao Zedong)
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To: MNJohnnie

Exactly

Won’t be missed


7 posted on 11/22/2021 11:57:34 AM PST by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: DMD13

If Tucker keeps telling the truth, ALL the lefties might quit.


8 posted on 11/22/2021 11:58:38 AM PST by alstewartfan ("She looks like she's 19 years old, sitting there like a lady with her legs crossed." Creepy Joe)
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To: MNJohnnie

It’s got to sting a little when you resign in a huff, nobody cares, and your former employer confirms they were going to let you go anyway.


9 posted on 11/22/2021 11:58:53 AM PST by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: MNJohnnie

FOX said they wee not renewing their contracts in 2022 so this was really manly of them to quit before they got fired.


10 posted on 11/22/2021 11:59:44 AM PST by 1Old Pro (Let's make crime illegal again!)
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To: blueunicorn6

Good one!


11 posted on 11/22/2021 11:59:59 AM PST by alstewartfan ("She looks like she's 19 years old, sitting there like a lady with her legs crossed." Creepy Joe)
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To: MNJohnnie

Are they going to run over to CNN and Al Jazeera so they can feel better about themselves 🤪


12 posted on 11/22/2021 12:00:24 PM PST by NWFree (Somebody has to say it)
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To: MNJohnnie

Good riddance, scumbags.


13 posted on 11/22/2021 12:00:39 PM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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"...With the release of ‘Patriot Purge,’ we felt we could no longer 'do right as we see it' convincingly lie in the face of reality and remain at Fox News. So we resigned..."
14 posted on 11/22/2021 12:02:04 PM PST by rlmorel (If the Biden Administration was only stupid or incompetent, some actions would benefit the USA.)
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To: 1Old Pro

I guess “resigned in protest from Fox News” looks better on the resumes they submit to MSNBC and CNN then ‘fired by Fox News”


15 posted on 11/22/2021 12:02:09 PM PST by MNJohnnie (They would have abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: MNJohnnie

Will anyone notice?


16 posted on 11/22/2021 12:02:24 PM PST by Renkluaf
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To: MNJohnnie

Eff all Soros’ flunkies.


17 posted on 11/22/2021 12:03:38 PM PST by Seruzawa ("The Political left is the Garden of Eden of incompetence" - Marx the Smarter (Groucho))
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To: MNJohnnie

Poor dumb idiots. Without Fox, nobody and I mean nobody is ever going to hear from or care about these two again. Not that anyone cared that much when they were on Fox.

Fox has a choice to make here and it is coming real soon. Die on the Chrissy Wallace/Brett Baier Hill and become a slightly less liberal CNN or be a true alternative to the Narrative Media. They already got a taste of what that was like when they went full in on calling the election in AZ way too early.

Be warned Fox, you don’t have a Comcast or a Disney that will treat you as a tax write-off when you hemorrhage cash. Oh no, you are a stand alone that needs those ratings.

Chris Wallace or oblivion. Hmmm, which will it be?


18 posted on 11/22/2021 12:03:57 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: MNJohnnie

Now time for Brett Baier to go. He and Hayes were college frat bros. Now hoping for a hat trick.


19 posted on 11/22/2021 12:04:02 PM PST by dwg2
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To: MNJohnnie

AMF!


20 posted on 11/22/2021 12:04:25 PM PST by Redleg Duke (“I’m not the olny one!”)
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