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Two Never-Trumpers Quit Fox News in Protest Over Tucker Carlson’s January 6 Special Report

Fox News Channel just experienced a major shakeup.

No one saw it coming.

And two big names quit Fox News and admitted Fox made this massive change.

Never-Trump Fox News contributors Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg quit Fox News over Tucker Carlson’s blockbuster documentary series “Patriot Purge.”

Goldberg and Hayes run The Dispatch – a supposedly conservative news site that operates within the framework of the left’s narratives on every story.

Hayes also helped destroy The Weekly Standard – another conservative publication – by supporting the Russian collusion hoax and never admitting it was a lie.

Now Goldberg and Hayes announced they were leaving Fox News because they could not stomach the fact that it allowed Carlson’s documentary which challenged the corporate media’s “official story” of January 6 on the air.

In an email to Dispatch subscribers, Goldberg and Hayes wrote:

In late October, Tucker Carlson aired a promotion for a series he produced for Fox Nation, Fox’s subscription streaming service, called Patriot Purge. It’s a revisionist history of January 6, one in which those who entered the Capitol are largely portrayed as misunderstood patriots and many of those responsible for the violence are government officials or agents provocateurs acting on their behalf. Among the main protagonists of the series are the organizer of the “Stop the Steal” rallies and a racist fired from the Trump White House for his associations with white nationalists. The message of the series? The U.S. government is coming after patriots as part of a “War on Terror 2.0,” using the same tools and tactics used to fight al-Qaeda.

This isn’t true, and it’s dangerous to pretend it is. And for us, it was way too far. We resigned after watching the series in its entirety and asked Fox to release us from the rest of our contracts.

Carlson responded by mocking the two saying their departure “will substantially improve the channel.”

The top-rated Fox News host noted that Goldberg and Hayes still defended the Iraq war as a good idea even though Donald Trump won the election in 2016 due in large part to his opposition to endless nation-building wars in the Middle East.

“These are two of the only people in the world who still pretend the Iraq war was a good idea,” Carlson added. “No one wants to watch commentary that stupid.”

Fox News later revealed that the network did not plan to renew Goldberg and Hayes’ contracts in 2022.

That surprised few as Fox News is making a firm break from the George W. Bush/Mitt Romney-era Republican establishment in terms of on-air commentators.

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