"The Simpsons" team does not put aside their hatred towards Fox News even a bit on FOX's 25th anniversary. The show's creators take a jab at the news channel, which shares a corporate parent with the animated series, in a title card following a re-broadcast of "The Simpsons" first episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire".
"Congratulations FOX on 25 years... We still love you*," so read the congratulatory message attached to the title credits of the encore episode. Adding explanation to the asterisk symbol, it's written below the anniversary greeting, "*This doesn't include Fox News."
"The Simpsons" has expressed its dislike towards Fox News by featuring a series of Fox News helicopter gags in their opening credits last season, and fictional slogans like "Fox News: Not Racist, But #1 With Racists" and "Fox News: Unsuitable For Viewers Under 75". Hitting back at the animated series, host Bill O'Reilly claimed his cable news employers as "the hand that feeds them."