Alexander McCaskill, former Fox News producer responsible for 'wannabe dictator' chyron

Who is Alexander McCaskill? Fox Producer responsible for ‘Wannabe Dictator Chyron

Alexander McCaskill Biography

Alexander McCaskill is a former Fox News producer who was responsible for putting a chyron labeling Joe Biden a “wannabe dictator”. He worked at Fox News for over a decade as a senior producer and at the time of his firing, he was the managing editor of “Tucker Carlson Tonight”.

Alexander McCaskill Age

Alexander is 39 years old, he was born in 1983 in Chicago.

Alexander McCaskill Ethnicity

McCaskill is of caucasian ancestry.

Alexander McCaskill Wife

Despite working in the media, McCaskill managed to keep his personal life very private.  His marital status is unknown.

Alexander McCaskill Fox News

McCaskill is a former Fox News senior producer who is a former producer for ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’. He has worked at Fox News for a decade before his exit in June 2023.

Alexander McCaskill Chyron/ Wannabe Dictator

Alexander is the Fox News producer who was responsible for a chyron that described Joe Biden as a ‘wannabe dictator’.

The chyron read, “WANNABE DICTATOR SPEAKS AT THE WHITE HOUSE AFTER HAVING HIS POLITICAL RIVAL ARRESTED’. The chyron appeared for 27 seconds as footage of Biden and Trump both speaking after the arraignment played side by side.

Fox News apologized and in a terse statement to media outlets, said that message “was taken down immediately and was addressed.”

Alexander McCaskill Resigned

McCaskill resigned shortly after the put up the ‘wannabe dictator’ chyron. He posted a photo of himself holding a box outside Fox offices. He captioned the photo, “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.”

According to The NY Times, an inside source revealed that McCaskill had been in discussions to leave Fox News before Tuesday when he posted the ‘wannabe dictator’ chyron.

According to Tucker Carlson, McCaskill was scolded for putting up the banner and less than 24 hours he resigned. ‘He offered to stay for the customary two weeks, but Fox told him to clear out his desk immediately.’

Alexander McCaskill Lawsuit

McCaskill was named as a defendant in a lawsuit by former producer for ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’, Abby Grossberg, who was fired by Fox in March. In the lawsuit she alleged that there was a misogynistic culture at Carlson’s show naming McCaskill. According to her lawsuit, she complained about sexual harassment by two male producers. She added that McCaskill discriminated against her because she was Jewish, and that she felt “constantly gaslight and belittled by” him.

According to the lawsuit, she alleged that McCaskill commented that ox News’ “mothers’ room,” where employees could pump breast milk, was a “waste of space”. She also alleged that he once mocked the appearance of Rep. Kathryn Cammack (R-FL) as “fat like Kelly Clarkson,” and even engaged in a conversation suggesting that a booker on Carlson’s show should “sleep with Elon Musk to get [an] interview.”

Alexander McCaskill Antisemitic

According to a lawsuit filed by former Fox News producer, Abby Grossberg who served as the head of booking for Tucker Carlson’s show. She alleges that McCaskill made offensive jokes about Jews. She alleges that McCaskill displayed “his discriminatory animus” against her last October over Christmas decorations in the booking staff’s area in the office. The loud inflatables distracted her, but when she tried to turn them off, McCaskill called her a “Scrooge” and a “Grinch”. She added that he also hung a sign on a Christmas tree that had been placed near her desk that read, “Hannukah Bush.”

In another instance, she says McCaskill invaded her privacy by asking where her tattoos were. The lawsuit also alleges that McCaskill also repeated antisemitic tropes against another Jewish employee, Eldad Yaron, an Israeli-born booking producer, in front of other staffers for taking time off to observe both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur “because they fell on back-to-back weeks.”

She also alleges that McCaskill suggested that Yaron be nominated for Fox News Spotlight Awards, for “Inclusion Ambassador of the Year” because he was an “Israeli Jew,” and could use the $10,000 prize to buy the team pizza for a year. He also allegedly made fun of Yaron for buying lunch at a Jewish bakery known as Breads Bakery, telling staffers that he went “to see his people” at the “Jew bakery.” In December, Yaron brought a babka to the office to share with the staff ahead of New Year’s when McCaskill began to “loudly and obnoxiously” demand that the booking team have “the bread made by the Jews.”

A Fox spokesperson however dismissed the allegations claiming they were false and never happened, Grossberg was however forced to take an administrative leave after she filed the lawsuit and was later fired.

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