Tucker Carlson continues to build a new team of supporters as he moves forward after being taken off the air by Fox News in April.
According to his biographer, Chadwick Moore, at least nine members of the cable news king’s former Fox team have left to join him.
Moore also noted that many familiar faces from Tucker Carlson Tonight have refused to appear on Fox News since Tucker was unceremoniously removed from the airwaves; this includes those who wrote a book about him.
The latest development has been Alex McCaskill, a 10-year veteran producer with Fox News, leaving after posting a chyron referring to President Joe Biden as a “wannabe dictator” during a live segment.
McCaskill stated that he loved working for Fox and asked them to let him go before taking to Instagram and announcing his departure.
Carlson addressed the situation in his latest “Tucker on Twitter” monologue, which was posted on Wednesday:
On Tuesday afternoon, the Biden administration had Donald Trump arrested. It was a pretty big news story. You may have seen it. Just before 9 pm that night, as part of its coverage Fox News ran two live video feeds next to one another. On the right, Donald Trump addressed his supporters in New Jersey. On the left, Joe Biden spoke at an event for the Secretary General of NATO in Washington. Beneath those videos at the bottom of the screen, Fox’s Banner read this way “wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.”
Those words are up for less than 30 seconds, but the effect was immediate. Inside Fox, the women who run the network panicked. First, they scolded the producer who put the banner on the screen. Less than 24 hours after that, he resigned. He’d been at Fox for more than a decade. He was considered one of the most capable people in the building. He offered to stay for the customary two weeks, but Fox told him to clear out his desk and leave immediately.
Then the company issued a public apology for the 27-second long wannabe dictator Line the chyron was taken down immediately,” Fox’s PR department said and then added ominously it was “addressed.”
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.