Todd Starnes has been a long-time employee of the Fox News Corporation. Starnes began working with the network in 2005 as a radio host. His role was later expanded in 2011 when he became a featured columnist for the network’s website.
Starnes has often drawn controversy for comments that were considered to be racist and anti-LGBT. The host will now be looking for a new job as he was let go from the Fox News corporation on Wednesday afternoon.
It seems that the straw that broke the camel’s back for the host was his recent interview with Robert Jeffress. During the segment, Starnes said of liberals, “We just assume they’re praying to God. I’m not quite sure.”
Right-wing pastor Jeffress replied, “Apparently the god they worship is the pagan god of the Old Testament, Moloch, who allowed for child sacrifice. The God of the Bible doesn’t sanction the killing of millions and millions of children in the womb. I think the god they are worshiping is the god of their own imagination.” Starnes made no attempt to counter the pastor’s words.
Starnes has plenty of other controversial moments during his time with Fox. He said of immigrants in August, “I do believe that we have been invaded by a horde. A rampaging horde of illegal aliens. This has been a slow-moving invasion.”
Fox's Todd Starnes compares undocumented immigrants to the Nazis, claiming "we have been invaded by a horde, a rampaging horde, of illegal aliens" pic.twitter.com/lOe8VfNVaY
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) August 14, 2019
When confederate statues were removed from US sites, Starnes compared the country to ISIS. He argued, “You know who else has been doing some cultural cleansing these days? These guys, the Islamic State — bulldozing their way through history, turning Iraq’s heritage into rubble.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.