In a massive blow to Fox News Corporation, it has been reported that several longtime Fox News employees have left the news company to stand with Tucker Carlson, who was ousted from the company last month.
Chadwick Moore — the author of an upcoming Tucker Carlson biography — revealed in a series of tweets that a number of Fox News employees have left the network in order to work with Carlson on his new Twitter program.
Shortly after the departure of longtime Fox producer Alex McCaskill — who was fired by the network over a chyron that labeled President Biden as a “wannabe dictator” — Moore stated that McCaskill will soon be working with Carlson again.
“The Based Chyron Guy, Alex McCaskill, was a former Tucker Carlson Tonight producer who has now left Fox News after ten years, en route to joining Tucker’s new team,” Moore wrote in a tweet Saturday. “He is one of at least three former producers who have left Fox to join Tucker’s new venture.”
“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. I write about it in my book,” the biographer wrote in a follow-up tweet. “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!”
A few hours later, Moore reported that even more Fox employees are leaving the network to work with their former boss again.
“My sources have now told me *NINE* former Tucker Carlson Tonight staffers have left Fox News to join Tucker on his next venture,” Moore announced. “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.”
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.
— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick_Moore) June 17, 2023
Carlson’s Twitter program has enjoyed massive success over its first four installments. The debut episode of Tucker On Twitter blew Carlson’s ratings at Fox News — which were the highest in cable news — out of the water after receiving 80 million views in just 24 hours.