The Five-Part Series will Debut on Monday, July 19th
FOX Nation will debut a new series hosted by Dan Bongino, entitled Canceled in the USA on Monday, July 19th, with a new episode released each day. During the first installment of the five-part season, Bongino, who is host of FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Unfiltered (Saturdays, 10 PM/ET) will do a deep dive into the movement known as “cancel culture.” Featuring a variety of guests from comedians, professors, business professionals and everyday Americans who have fallen victim to the movement, Bongino will provide them a platform to share their perspective on why they were canceled. **Below are episodic descriptions.
Episode One: Sam Johnson and Natasha Tynes
In the premiere episode, Bongino will introduce Sam Johnson, the CEO of a medical technology company, who was “canceled” over a dispute with a teenage boy wearing a red dress. A video recording of the dispute went viral and caught the attention of comedian Kathy Griffin and within 48 hours, he was fired from his job. Bongino also tells the story of immigrant and author Natasha Tynes who tweeted out a photo of a Black Washington Metro employee who was breaking the rules by eating on the train. Twitter users accused Tynes of racism, which ultimately led to the cancelation of her book contract.
Episode Two: Gilbert Gottfried and Adam Carolla
Diving into the entertainment industry and the world of celebrity, Bongino will spotlight comedians Gilbert Gottfried and Adam Carolla, both of whom tell their own stories of being canceled in the past. Additionally, Bongino will offer his take on the stories of cancel culture that have rocked the entertainment world, such as host Chris Harrison’s ouster from the hit series, The Bachelor and Kevin Hart’s removal from fronting the Oscars. They will also discuss actress Ellie Kemper’s recent apology for participating in a beauty pageant with a racist past, Roseanne Barr’s firing from her own show following a tweet about an advisor to President Barack Obama and shows like Friends, Sex and the City, and Girls receiving criticism for being “too white.”
Episode Three: Professors Bruce Gilley and Carol Swain and Kurt Beathard
Professors Bruce Gilley and Carol Swain, both of whom had their own experience with “cancel culture”, discuss college campuses and where they believe the movement began. Professor Gilley produced a controversial article in a major peer-reviewed journal in which he argued the case for colonialism. Soon after its publication, the editorial board began receiving death threats and another professor called for his PhD to be revoked. Meanwhile, Dr. Carol Swain tells the story of students calling for her suspension after she wrote an article critical of Islam in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. Additionally, former college football coach Kurt Beathard was fired from his job at Illinois State University over what he says were “politics.” After someone put up a Black Lives Matter sign on his office door, Beathard flipped it over and wrote “All Lives Matter to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”, causing a stir among the team and he was promptly reassigned before his contract was eventually terminated.
Episode Four: Ryan Anderson, Pastor Steve Berger, Colleen Oefelein, Denise Foley and Andy Ngo
In episode four, Bongino will feature author Ryan Anderson who had his book opposing transgender ideology banned from Amazon and Pastor Steve Berger who faced a petition calling for his firing after the news media inaccurately reported that he attended the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Additionally, Bongino will introduce Colleen Oefelein, who was fired from her job at a boutique literary agency for creating accounts on social media platforms Parler and Gab and Denise Foley who was fired from her job at MassHealth for commenting that it’s wrong for people to report their neighbors to the authorities for failing to wear a mask. Conservative journalist Andy Ngo will also explain how Antifa managed to get his book pulled from the shelves at a major Portland bookstore.
Episode Five: Season Finale
In the season finale, Bongino tells the stories of Americans fighting back against cancel culture and political correctness. The parents of Loudon County in Virginia are standing up and loudly opposing the introduction of critical race theory into their public schools. Bongino will offer a look back at how the previous guests didn’t succumb to their cancelations and instead managed to thrive in the wake of their public shaming.
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