Radio and Fox News host Mark Levin spoke out, saying that he would likely continue to participate in political rallies and that he did not violate Fox’s rules by doing so.
Levin said “nobody on this planet is going to stop me. No corporation, no left-wing group, … nobody,” Media Matters reported.
The issue became a hot topic prior to the November 2018 election when several of the network’s hosts, including Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro, appeared at President Donald Trump’s campaign rallies.
Thanks to their appearances and remarks, the network released a statement, saying that they do not condone the participation of their talent in political rallies.
“FOX News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events. We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight and we are extremely proud of their work.”
Fox News statement on Hannity and Jeanine Pirro's participation at the Trump rally last night pic.twitter.com/NsVN6imjLw
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) November 6, 2018
Levin responded to Media Matters coverage of his interaction with the network and campaign events saying that MM is “very upset that I supported a local candidate for the state Senate in my own community as well as other local candidates. And you see, I violate the rules at Fox, they said. Let me explain something to them and the whole world: I didn’t violate any rules, number one. Number two is I will never be silenced, ever.”
He later added: “If I want to support a friend who’s running for the state Senate, well damn it, I will do it. I should have done more for him. If I want to support my local sheriff then damn it, I will do it. And nobody on this planet is going to stop me. No corporation, no left-wing group funded by billionaire, American-hating pukes. Nobody.”
Levin, who hosts the weekend show “Life Liberty and Levin” as well as a weekday radio show, served in the Department of Justice during the Reagan administration.
Written by Savannah Pointer.