Tucker Carlson has continued to construct a new staff behind the scenes since being fired by Fox News in April, and according to his biographer, many of them are employed by the network. Chadwick Moore claimed in a series of weekend tweets that at least nine members of the cable news king’s Fox staff had defected to work for him.
“My sources have now told me *NINE* former Tucker Carlson Tonight staffers have left Fox News to join Tucker on his next venture. There are others who are waiting to leave as soon as a role opens up for them with Tucker. Each of the 9 approached Tucker, not the other way around,” he wrote on the platform.
“Also, quietly, many familiar faces from Tucker Carlson Tonight are refusing to appear on Fox News since Tucker was bizarrely pulled off the air—and not just the ones who got blacklisted for writing a book about him!” he added. “Tucker Carlson’s team at Fox was extremely close. Most of them were there from the launch of the show until it’s end, and they’ve stood by their boss in the aftermath.”
Moore’s remarks coincide with a recent backlash against the network in response to the departure of a longstanding producer who insulted President Joe Biden during a live broadcast.
Alex McCaskill, a 10-year veteran of Fox News and a key behind-the-scenes companion of Tucker Carlson, claimed he asked to be released from his contract after posting a chyron describing Biden as a “wannabe dictator.”
According to The Associated Press, the message appeared on a bottom-screen chyron for approximately 30 seconds before McCaskill removed it. A portrait of former President Donald Trump addressing his supporters in New Jersey shortly after being indicted by Biden’s Justice Department earlier in the day was displayed while Biden spoke.
Trump is the most formidable Republican opponent to Biden in the impending presidential election.
McCaskill replied on Instagram, stating that he “loved” working for Fox News but requesting his termination.
“Today was my last day at Fox,” McCaskill wrote on the platform. “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.”
On Wednesday, Carlson addressed the situation in his most recent “Tucker on Twitter” rant:
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.” CONTINUE READING…