Two longtime Fox News contributors have resigned over Tucker Carlson’s January 6th film special.
Two Fox News contributors who were both stars of the pre-Trump conservative movement, Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, resigned from the network in protest of Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 special. https://t.co/OcmLEU6PuI
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 21, 2021
Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg had regularly appeared on Fox News since 2009. Their brand of conservatism has “fallen out of fashion” amid former President Trump’s grip on the Republican Party, per the New York Times, which first reported on the resignations.
Hayes and Goldberg wrote in an article published by The Dispatch Sunday that Carlson’s three-part series on the insurrection, titled “Patriot Purge,” represented “a collection of incoherent conspiracy-mongering, riddled with factual inaccuracies, half-truths, deceptive imagery, and damning omissions.”
“This is not happening. And we think it’s dangerous to pretend it is,” Hayes and Goldberg wrote. “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.”