Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz acknowledged the network went “too far” with its recent tirade calling President Biden a “wannabe dictator.”
“Fox News briefly put up a banner that went too far on Donald Trump’s Pride Day, referring to President Biden: ‘Wannabe dictator speaks at White House after arresting his political rival,'” Kurtz reported Sunday. said on “Mediabuzz”. “Kyron was immediately taken down and addressed,” Fox said in a statement.
Kurtz’s criticism came days after Fox News aired the bold banner at the end of Tuesday’s 8:00 p.m. Under a split screen of Biden and Trump, it read: “Wannabe dictator speaks at White House after arresting his political rival.”
By Wednesday afternoon, the network issued a statement saying that “Chiron was immediately fired and addressed,” and by Thursday, the Fox News producer responsible for Chiron left the network.
Alexander McCaskill, a senior producer with the network who formerly served as managing editor for “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” detailed his departure in a social media post, noting that his last day at the network was Thursday. .
“Today Was My Last Day at Fox,” McCaskill wrote on instagram, “It’s been a wild 10 years and it was the best place I’ve ever worked because of the great people I’ve met. But the time has come. I asked them to let me go, and they finally did. There To all my friends: I will always miss you.
Following the controversy, former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson, whose relationship with the network abruptly ended in April, claimed insider knowledge on the debacle on his Twitter show, revealing that a producer who had left the company, was responsible for this. Kyron, despite not naming McCaskill.
Carlson said, “Inside Fox, the women running the network panicked”. “First he scolded the producer who put up the banner on the screen. He resigned less than 24 hours later. He was at Fox for over a decade.”