Alexander McCaskill, who has been identified as the author of the infamous “wannabe dictator” chyron of earlier this week, has said his good-byes to the network on Instagram.
“Today was my last day at FOX. 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,” McCaskill wrote.
McCaskill was the former managing editor for the Tucker Carlson Tonight show. He was also accused of anti-Semitism and misogyny by Abby Grossberg, a former Tucker Carlson Tonight producer who has sued the network over an alleged toxic workplace. (The suit is reportedly on the verge of being settled.) You can hear Grossberg talk a bit about McCaskill here. The Daily Beast notes she named McCaskill as a ringleader.
The fact that Tucker Carlson sneered about McCaskill’s departure that he left Fox because “the women who run the network panicked,” adds weight to Grossberg’s allegations. It also suggests McCaskill was fired or, at least, pushed out.
Former Fox News producer Alexander McCaskill, who parted ways with the network for airing the "wannabe dictator" chyron, posted this photo of him leaving Fox offices on his Instagram.— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 16, 2023
McCaskill was also a longtime producer/editor for Tucker Carlson.https://t.co/MvJqRMiBOR pic.twitter.com/4ebvPhadsy
I plan to post about part 2 of the interview tomorrow. I just got caught up in the Geraldo/Gutfeld thing today and ran out of time.
A little premature, I know, because Ellen is sure to have a piece on Trump’s dumpster fire of an interview with Bret Baer, but it surely is a red letter day in the snailish evolution of maga ‘thought’. I haven’t ventured there for a while, but I was curious about the knuckle-dragger faithful’s reaction to the interview.
Surprise, surprise! Of the several hundred reactions I read, 98% were not only negative toward the orange ogre, but positively laughing at his idiotic rambling. Even the thumbs-up/thumbs-down ratio on comments was overwhelmingly one-sided.