Fox’s Mark Levin fires back after critics accuse him of violating network policy

November 8, 2019

Conservative commentator and Fox News host Mark Levin won’t be bossed around.

According to the Washington Examiner, Levin has fired back at critics who accused him of violating a Fox News policy that prohibits network “talent” from participating in campaign events.

“If I want to support a friend who’s running for the state Senate, well, damn it, I will do it,” Levin said. “And nobody on this planet is going to stop me.”

“Nobody on this planet is going to stop me”

According to the Examiner, Levin’s remarks came after the Fox star “headlined two events for Virginia state Senate candidate Geary Higgins” ahead of Tuesday’s elections in the state — one on May 19, and another on Monday, Nov. 4.

Higgins, who ultimately lost his election on Tuesday as Democrats took control of both chambers of the Virginia legislature, later thanked Levin for speaking on his behalf.

“We had a fantastic rally yesterday with many fellow patriots! Thanks to Mark Levin for his rousing speech and for coming out to support our incredible Republican ticket,” Higgins wrote in a Facebook post.

Soon after, leftist “watchdog” group Media Matters for America drew attention to Levin’s apparent disregard for Fox, which “does not condone any talent participating in campaign events,” according to the group.

Levin also campaigned on behalf of then-gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis in Florida in July 2018, and is scheduled to deliver a speech at a political event set for December at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Media Matters reports.

“I should have done more”

For its part, Fox News reportedly established an explicit policy prohibiting such actions in 2018, after network stars Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro appeared on-stage with President Donald Trump just one day prior to the midterm elections, according to the Examiner.

But Levin wasn’t about to let anybody — least of all some “American-hating” tattletales at Media Matters — tell him what he can and can’t do on his own time.

Media Matters is “very upset that I supported a local candidate for the state Senate in my own community as well as other local candidates,” Levin said Wednesday, according to the Examiner. “I should have done more for him.”

The Fox host went on to say that he didn’t break any rules and that “no corporation, no left-wing group funded by billionaire, American-hating pukes,” will stop him from being politically engaged. “Nobody!”

Fox News did not respond to the Examiner‘s request for comment.

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Ben Marquis

Ben Marquis is a staff writer for Conservative Institute.