Fox News parts ways with radio host Todd Starnes for controversial comments
Fox News announced Wednesday it will not renew the contract with radio host Todd Starnes because of controversy he created earlier this week.
Starnes, who hosted “Starnes Country” on Fox Nation for more than a year and had a three-hour program on Fox News Radio, is no longer a network contributor, according to The Wrap because guest Robert Jeffress, a pastor, said Democrats worship Moloch, a pagan god that allowed child sacrifice.
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— Josh Mankiewicz (@JoshMankiewicz) October 2, 2019
“I believe that,” Starnes replied, “I have no doubt that they want to especially go after and target Christians in America.”
Starnes responded to reports of his termination with a tweet on Wednesday afternoon: “I’m proud to call myself a gun-toting, Bible-clinging, Deplorable Trump supporter,” he wrote. “I am a rock-solid conservative and I do not compromise my beliefs. Period.”
News outlets: Fox News fired Todd Starnes after his radio guest suggested that Democrats worship Moloch.
Reality: Starnes "guest" Robert Jeffress is a Fox Host himself — already two seasons on Fox Nation. pic.twitter.com/7jPTztmKfm
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) October 3, 2019