Two Fox News contributors resigned over what they called “irresponsible” voices at the cable news network.
Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes of the Dispatch resigned as contributors on Sunday and specifically cited a documentary purporting to document the real story of the Jan. 6 rioting at the U.S. Capitol.
“Fox News still does real reporting, and there are still responsible conservatives providing valuable opinion and analysis. But the voices of the responsible are being drowned out by the irresponsible,” wrote the pair in a statement about their resignation.
Goldberg and Hayes had been occasional contributors at Fox News since 2009. They have both been noted conservative critics of the policies and behavior of former President Donald Trump.
The statement went on to call Carlson’s special a “collection of incoherent conspiracy-mongering, riddled with factual inaccuracies, half-truths, deceptive imagery, and damning omissions.”
They call the documentary “dangerous” and compare the narrative to that which ended up with the rioting at Jan. 6 at the Capitol.
“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,” the statement continued.
The two received support from another anti-Trump conservative figure, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who tweeted, “Thank you @stephenfhayes and @JonahDispatch for standing up for truth and calling out dangerous lies.”
A Fox News executive reportedly said that the network had not intended to re-sign either Hayes or Goldberg when their contracts came up for renewal in 2022.
Carlson mocked Goldberg and Hayes in a comment to the New York Times, saying that their resignations were welcome news.
“Our viewers will be grateful,” said Carlson.
Here’s more about the resignations from Fox News:
Two Fox News Contributors Quit Over Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 Documentary