Fox News Producer Responsible for ‘Wannabe Dictator’ Chyron Exits: ‘I Asked Them to Let Me Go, and They Finally Did’ 

Alexander McCaskill was a longtime producer and editor for Tucker Carlson

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The Fox News producer responsible for a headline that ran on the TV network featuring the words “Wannabe Dictator” in reference to President Joe Biden has left the network.

Alexander McCaskill, a senior producer and the former managing editor of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” detailed on Instagram that his last working day was on Thursday. Thomas Fox, one of the channel’s senior editorial producers for the show, also made his exit this week, according to reports.

“Today was my last day at FOX,” McCaskill wrote in the post. “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.”

The chyron incident happened on Tuesday, and at the time, McCaskill and Fox were both reportedly already geared up to leave the Fox News. The “wannabe dictator” text appeared on screen below a split image of Biden and former President Donald Trump, which read: “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.” Though Biden’s name wasn’t stated, the words seemingly made the implication as footage from his appearance at the White House on Tuesday appeared simultaneously.

On Thurday, Carlson took to Twitter and said a producer that had left the company was responsible for the act, never disclosing McCaskill’s name.

“Inside Fox, the women who run the network panicked” after the chyron was put up, Carlson said in the nearly 13-minute video clip. “First they scolded the producer who put the banner on the screen. Less than 24 hours after that he resigned. He’d been at Fox for more than a decade.”

Fox and McCaskill’s departures are the latest to leave the company since Carlson got the boot in April.