After being taken off the air by Fox News in April, Tucker Carlson continues to develop a new team behind the scenes, and according to his biographer, many of them are from the network. In multiple weekend tweets, Chadwick Moore claimed that at least nine members of the cable news king’s former Fox staff have joined 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 comments are the latest fallout from the network following the departure of a longtime producer who insulted President Joe Biden during a live segment.
Alex McCaskill, a 10-year Fox News veteran and a significant behind-the-scenes collaborator with Tucker Carlson, said he asked to be released from his contract after posting a chyron referring to Biden as a “wannabe dictator.”
According to The Associated Press, McCaskill displayed the message for approximately 30 seconds before removing it. The message ran concurrently with a picture of former President Donald Trump addressing his supporters in New Jersey after being indicted by Biden’s Justice Department earlier that day.
Trump is Biden’s most formidable opponent among the Republican candidates for the White House in next year’s election.
McCaskill responded on Instagram by stating that he “loved” working at Fox News but requested to be let go.
“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.”
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For his part, Carlson addressed the situation in his latest “Tucker on Twitter” monologue, which was posted on Wednesday: CONTINUE READING…