Comedian Seth MacFarlane blasted Fox News and network host Tucker CarlsonTucker Carlson8.7 million tune in for NH primary results Trump official threatens to expand Global Entry suspension beyond New York New Yorkers blocked from Global Entry program over immigrant license law MORE on Twitter Saturday, saying remarks made by Carlson made him embarrassed to work for the Fox network.

MacFarlane, whose television show “The Orville” airs on Fox, was responding to CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter, who criticized Carlson for telling his viewers to “assume the opposite” of what other news media are reporting.

“In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain,” MacFarlane said.


“This is fringe shit, and it’s business like this that makes me embarrassed to work for this company,” he added.

Carlson told viewers Friday night that they should distrust news reports from “big news stations.”

“If you're looking to understand what's actually happening in this country, always assume the opposite of whatever they're telling you on the big news stations,” Carlson said.

Fox News has sat atop cable new shows ratings for 197 consecutive months.