Fox News exec drags Seth MacFarlane for trashing network

Fox News and Fox Business senior vice president Michael Tammero was not impressed with Seth MacFarlane’s recent criticism of the network, publicly dragging the comedian on Twitter for saying he was “embarrassed” by Fox News hosts like Tucker Carlson

“Yet… NOT quite embarrassed enough to not cash that check … isn’t that right,” said Tammero in a quote tweet, which also tagged MacFarlane just to make 100% certain he saw it.

Tammero, who oversees Fox News and Fox Business marketing, is one of the oldest old hands at the network, first joining in 1998.

MacFarlane’s, who has found fame by creating multiple programs for Fox’s non-news divisions, including “Family Guy,”  “American Dad,” and “The Orville, took issue with a line from Tucker Carlson urging his viewers not to trust news from outlets other than Fox News. The line was flagged by CNN media guru Brian Stelter.

MacFarlane called it “fringe s–“

“In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain. Just blindly obey Fox News,” he tweeted. “This is fringe s–, and it’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company.”

As TheWrap previously reported, however, MacFarlane’s personal disgust with the behavior of his own corporate masters is likely coming to an end. His portfolio under 21st Century Fox is likely to be among the assets sold to Disney or Comcast, as the company moves to divest itself from the bulk of it’s non-news and sports content.

Reps for Fox News did not immediately respond to requests for comment from TheWrap.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Seth MacFarlane attends the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 04: (L-R) Actors Seth Green and Mila Kunis, creator/executive producer Seth MacFarlane, executve producer/showrunner Rich Appel, executive producer/showrunner Alec Sulkin of the television show Family Guy speak onstage during the FOX portion of the 2018 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 4, 2018 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Seth MacFarlane is seen on May 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Seth MacFarlane attends the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: (L-R) Seth MacFarlane, Fox TV Group Chief Gary Newman, actress Rachelle Lefevre, CEO of Fox Television Group at Twenty-First Century Fox Dana Walden, and actor Russell Hornsby attend the 2018 Fox Network Upfront at Wollman Rink, Central Park on May 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 628 -- Pictured: (l-r) Seth MacFarlane during an interview with host Seth Meyers on December 19, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Actor Seth MacFarlane attends the FOX Fall Party at Catch LA on September 25, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Actor/singer Seth MacFarlane visits Build to discuss his fourth studio album 'In Full Swing' at Build Studio on December 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 18: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actor/singer Seth MacFarlane visits Build to discuss his fourth studio album 'In Full Swing' at Build Studio on December 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Dana Walden, Richard Appel, Seth MacFarlane and Fox Television Group Chairman and CEO Gary Newman attend the FOX Fall Party at Catch LA on September 25, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE WITH ANDY COHEN -- Pictured (l-r): Andy Cohen, Martha Stewart and Seth MacFarlane -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor/producer Seth MacFarlane (L) and actor Emmy Rossum speak onstage during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18: Actor/director Jon Favreau (L) and actor/writer/director Seth MacFarlane attend the 53rd Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards at Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza on February 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
THE ORVILLE: L-R: Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki in the 'If the Stars Should Appear' episode of THE ORVILLE airing Thursday, Sept. 28 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Actor/singer Seth MacFarlane attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' 'Sing' at Microsoft Theater on December 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Barry King/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 15: Katie Holmes and Seth MacFarlane chat with James Corden during 'The Late Late Show with James Corden,' Thursday, December 15, 2016 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. (Photo by Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Actor Seth MacFarlane arrives at the Premiere Of Universal Pictures' 'Sing' at the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live on December 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Seth MacFarlane attends The Grove Christmas event held on November 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
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