'Modern Family' creator joins Judd Apatow, Seth MacFarlane in condemning Fox News

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"I look forward to seeing #ModernFamily through to the end and then, sale or no sale, setting up shop elsewhere", he added.

Tensions between Fox News and the company's entertainment operations have flared in recent days, fueled by concerns about how the news station is covering immigration.

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There had been speculation that Levitan would wait and see how the current bidding over key 21st Century Fox assets, including 20th TV, would go. He also called Jeff sessions a "fucking kidnapper" and asked all the Fox stars and executives to speak up. Modern Family is produced by the TV division of 20th Century Fox, which owns Fox News.

Of Carlson's comments, MacFarlane tweeted, "In other words, don't think critically, don't consult multiple news sources, and in general, don't use your brain". Apatow tweeted a thank you to Levitan, asking as many people to speak out as possible to change the way Fox News supports destructive policies. The Trump administration is detaining children in 17 states, including more than 2,000 taken from their parents after they crossed the US border illegally. Who has a movie, TV show, sporting event, news show at Fox? "This is fringe s-t, and it's business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company". He also showed support for MacFarlane, who had said he was "embarrassed" to work for the media giant in light of Fox News host Tucker Carlson telling viewers not to believe other news outlets. "This bulls**t is the opposite of what #ModernFamily stands for". "But I too can not condone the support their news division promotes toward the immoral and abusive policies and actions taken by this current administration toward immigrant children".

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In a tweet Monday, Levitan - the Emmy-winning creator of the ABC comedy - said he was joining MacFarlane in saying "I'm disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with Fox News".

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