Fox News Producer Out Over Biden ‘Wannabe Dictator’ Chyron

A producer at Fox News left the network this week following a banner that called President Joe Biden a “wannabe dictator.” The chyron was placed on the network in relation to Biden’s comments following the federal indictment of former President Donald Trump over the alleged handling of federal documents.

The banner on the network read, “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested,” during a Tuesday broadcast. 

The producer in charge, Alex McCaskill, later announced that he was no longer at the network.

“Today was my last day at Fox,” McCaskill wrote on social media. “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,” he wrote. “To all my friends there: I will miss you forever.”

The banner made headlines in various media forums and caught the attention of Tucker Carlson, who left the network in April. 

Carlson dedicated this week’s episode of his new show, “Tucker on Twitter” to the topic.

The popular host took aim at his former network, asking why if the “banner on Fox was false, why the hysteria?” 

“Lies don’t seem to bother anyone anymore,” he said. 

“If some cable news producer had called Joe Biden a genius or accused him of being secretly Sudanese, would anyone be yelling about it?”

He then said that Fox News would have likely not apologized if this was the case.

“Inside Fox, the women who run the network panicked,” Carlson said. “First, they scolded the producer who put the banner on the screen. Less than 24 hours after that he resigned,”

Carlson mocked the idea that Biden could not be referred to as a “wannabe dictator.” He said that the president is “trying to put the other candidate in prison for the rest of his life for a crime he himself committed,” describing it mockingly as a “totalitarian impulse.” 

“It takes a lot more than jailing your political rivals to earn the title of ‘wannabe dictator,'” he added.