Seth MacFarlane donates $2.5M to NPR in response to Tucker Carlson attacks on media

Seth MacFarlane is donating $2.5 million to NPR in response to Fox News host Tucker Carlson's comments about dishonesty in the media.

According to Deadline, MacFarlane, who has worked with Fox on shows including "American Dad!" and "Family Guy," will being making a $2 million donation to NPR and a $500,000 donation to Los Angeles’s NPR member station, KPCC. 

The report comes after Carlson told viewers on Thursday: "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."

In response to Carlson’s remarks, MacFarlane told his followers on Twitter: "In other words, don’t think critically, don’t consult multiple news sources, and in general, don’t use your brain."

A spokesperson for NPR said in a statement to Deadline that it is grateful for MacFarlane’s donation.

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“We are deeply appreciative of the generous gift from Seth MacFarlane, which will go to supporting local news coverage, allowing NPR and member stations to continue working together to tell the story of the whole country from everywhere in the country,” the spokesperson said. 

Bill Davis, president and CEO of Southern California Public Radio, also expressed his appreciation for MacFarlane’s donation.

“We are deeply moved by Seth’s generous contribution to Southern California Public Radio, KPCC and NPR,” said Davis said. “It is this local/national partnership that is the heart of our shared public service mission and we are committed to more fully realizing that mission thanks to this gift and his challenge for others to join us.”