The top writer for Fox News show Tucker Carlson Tonight resigned after it was discovered that he had been posting viciously racist, sexist, and homophobic comments on an online forum using a pseudonym
According to a report from CNN’s Oliver Darcy, Blake Neff had been working as the lead writer for the Fox show since 2016 after coming from the conservative website The Daily Caller, which was co-founded by Carlson and where Neff wrote more than 2,000 posts.
A Fox News spokesperson confirmed in a statement to Mediaite that Neff had resigned. A check of Neff’s Twitter account on Friday evening found that it had been deleted.
“In a recent article in the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Neff said, ‘Anything [Carlson is] reading off the teleprompter, the first draft was written by me.’” Darcy reported. “He also acknowledged the show’s influence, telling the magazine, ‘We’re very aware that we do have that power to sway the conversation, so we try to use it responsibly.’”
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