Fox Producer Out At Network After Chyron Referring To Biden As ‘Wannabe Dictator’
US President Joe Biden speaks about the soul of the nation, outside of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 1, 2022. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)
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A Fox News producer is out at the network after a chyron on a broadcast referred to President Joe Biden as a “wannabe dictator” on Tuesday. 

Producer Alex McCaskill, who worked with former Fox host Tucker Carlson, announced on Instagram that he was no longer working for the network. McCaskill was reportedly behind the chyron which read, “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested,” according to the Associated Press.

“Today was my last day at Fox,” McCaskill said on Instagram on Thursday. “It’s been a wild 10 years and it was the best place I’ve ever worked because of the great people I met. But the time has come. I asked them to let me go, and they finally did. To all my friends there: I will miss you forever.”

Carlson, who was fired from Fox in April, responded to the chyron on his Twitter show “Tucker on Twitter” on Thursday. 

“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,” Carlson said, referring to the producer who put up the chyron as  “one of the most capable persons in the building.”

The former Fox host went on to criticize the network for its apology over the label. The network said the label “was taken down immediately and was addressed.”


Some immediately criticized the network, suggesting that it was a calculated move to mitigate continued fallout from the recent Dominion lawsuit and bring back audience members who might still be angry over the ouster of Carlson.

Many conservatives, including Carlson, appeared to accept the chyron as an accurate assessment of the situation.

“Of course Joe Biden’s not a wannabe dictator. Just because he’s trying to put the other candidate in prison for the rest of his life for a crime he himself committed doesn’t mean he has a totalitarian impulse. That’s absurd! It takes a lot more than jailing your political rivals to earn the title of ‘wannabe dictator,’” Carlson said. 

Another former Fox employee who worked with Carlson, Thomas Fox, also reportedly left the network this week. 

Related: Fox Corp. Encourages Employees To Support Radical LGBTQ Organizations, Uses ‘Woke AI’ To Track Commitment To DEI, Matt Walsh Reveals

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