Chris Wallace was formerly of Fox News, and is now the Jeff Zucker-less CNN. He did the best inside the Beltway. To cry crocodile tears over his reasons for switching to former cable news leader and perpetual cable firestorm, CNN, he went to The New York Times.
He was all too predictable. This type of behavior is forbidden in Washington, D.C.
Possibly, you recall last December when it was reported widely that Wallace had decided to end his time at “Fox News Sunday,” where he had spent 18 years as the host of that show. My colleague Bonchie reported that right here at RedState with his post at the time, “Chris Wallace Is OUT at Fox News, Plugs ‘New Adventure.’” That new adventure of course was jumping to CNN, where Zucker had promised him the world and where Wallace witnessed up close the implosion that the network that hired Brian Stelter was about to go through.
Chris now has the chance to speak out about the incident at his employer.
Start at Breitbart News…
Former Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said his last employer presented an “unsustainable” workplace after the 2020 election and he “just no longer felt comfortable with the programming” at the media giant.
“I’m fine with opinion: conservative opinion, liberal opinion,” Wallace told the New York Times in an interview published Sunday. “But when people start to question the truth — Who won the 2020 election? Is Jan. 6 insurrection or a rebellion? — I found that unsustainable.”
Wallace, who left Fox News last December after 18 years for cable news rival CNN, confirmed he complained to Fox News leadership about Tucker Carlson’s streaming documentary “Patriot Purge,” which set out claims the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a “false flag” operation intended to tarnish the name of conservatives.
Wallace meant when he stated that he The programming was no longer a good fit. at Fox News, actually means that he lost an argument with the brass, and they weren’t going to agree with his view. This happens with people who have a legacy name in Washington, D.C., or in entertainment in general — they seem to believe that their opinion is the only one that matters.
It would hurt his feelings if I broke it down for everyone.
Personally, I haven’t seen evidence of the theft of the 2020 elections. But I do know many statisticians who will spend years studying how President Pudding brain received 81 millions votes. This is not a reason to stop your job, as people will be questioning it. Wallace was unaffected by the claims that Hillary Clinton and her Democratic party had stolen the 2016 election due to Russian interference.
The people that are arguing that January 6th was not an insurrection also are not enough reason to say that working somewhere like Fox is “unsustainable,” when you’re making millions of dollars a year for doing a one-hour Sunday show. Again, it’s more about emotions than facts.
What this boils down to, I believe, is once again, Chris Wallace, son of legendary “60 Minutes” broadcaster Mike Wallace, felt that his view mattered more than anyone else’s at the Fox News news division. The brass at Fox decided not to punish Carlson or anyone else who was making claims that Wallace and the others who left over Tucker’s special, Jonah Goldberg and Steven Hayes, disagreed with. The fact that they didn’t side with them is just proof to me about hurt feelings.
Chris Wallace never claimed that he was told by Fox News management whom to have on his show or what to say; that he expected that they would do that with Tucker Carlson’s show is highly amusing and also hypocritical.
Currently, the best evening news show in the business is “Special Report with Bret Baier” on the Fox News Channel. That Wallace would leave Fox over the reasons he has given–with his former network having by far the best news division in the cable news sphere–just bolsters my belief that, once again, his tissue paper feelings got hurt.
He showed that he had given up on the news, after his sensitive sensibilities weren’t heeded.
Wallace stated that his daily interview show, which will air on a new day-to-day basis, won’t be as political in the near future. He will instead have William Shatner as one of his guests, along with Judy Collins.
“I wanted to get out of politics,” he told the Times. “Doing a Sunday show on the incremental change from week to week in the Build Back Better plan began to lose its attraction.”
I’m all for interviewing living legends like Captain Kirk and others of that ilk; that, and I’m glad that Chris will get to do that. Wallace might be able to take over the Larry King show’s place, which was more entertainment-oriented news. That fits right where Wallace is at this moment in his life.
Because we all know that CNN has not been about news for over a decade — now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense that Chris jumped over there.