As he prepares for the start of his new CNN+ streaming show, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?”, Wallace talked to The New York Times and blamed sudden his departure from Fox News on the network’s coverage of the 2020 elections, sparking outrage from his former colleagues at the conservative-leaning network.
“I just no longer felt comfortable with the programming at Fox,” Wallace told The Times.
“I’m fine with opinion: conservative opinion, liberal opinion,” Wallace said. “But when people start to question the truth — Who won the 2020 election? Was Jan. 6 an insurrection? — I found that unsustainable.”
One might think that questioning “the truth” is a journalist’s job, but not Wallace. Questioning the truth was reason enough for him to quit his job after 20 years and head for CNN, where, it would seem, the truth rarely gets questioned.
It didn’t take long for Fox News insiders to hit back.
“Chris Wallace’s Fox News Sunday was fourth in a four-horse race and never got out of 4th place throughout his entire 18 years of hosting the show,” one insider told the Daily Mail. “He was the only anchor at Fox not to helm a number one show.”
“The story really isn’t surprising,” the insider continued. “What’s shocking is it took Chris 18 years to leave but I suppose when you’re earning millions upon millions of dollars every year, you’re happy to stay and amass great wealth and a personal fortune that his viewers could only ever dream of.”
Wallace took aim at Tucker Carlson, specifically Carlson’s documentary, “Patriot Purge,” which offered evidence that suggested the riots at the Capitol may have been, at least in part, incited by agitators interested in demonizing conservatives. Wallace was so “alarmed” by Carlson’s investigation, “he complained directly to Fox News management,” The Times reports.
“Before, I found it was an environment in which I could do my job and feel good about my involvement at Fox,” Wallace said. “And since November of 2020, that just became unsustainable, increasingly unsustainable as time went on.”
Wallace did not say how an environment plagued by sex scandals and sinking ratings makes him feel, and The Times didn’t ask, but as BizPac Review reported Sunday, it isn’t surprising that Wallace would rather leave the network than stand for an open debate on the facts.
“The ex-Fox News Sunday host, who was perceived by conservative-leaning viewers as more of a spokesman for the Beltway swamp rather than a journalist, is one of many in the corporate media who apparently take the position that there was no ‘widespread’ fraud in Election 2020 and frowns upon any further discussion of the topic,” BPR stated.
Wallace’s CNN+ interview show begins airing on Tuesday, and according to one Fox network insider, that’s why Wallace is now slamming his former home.
“Clearly he’s launching a new show, so he needs eyeballs and bashing Fox is an easy way to try and get viewers to find him at his new home,” the insider told the Daily Mail.
“Also, what a way to start — let’s announce you’re happy not to throw to Wolf Blitzer,” the insider continued. “Take note CNN, your new hire will only ever be loyal to himself and not the company that is sending a Brinks truck full of cash to his personal bank.”
On Twitter, Wallace’s back-biting was not well received, with one user stating, “Wallace was a RAT before, and a RAT still (no matter what cheese ‘house’ he chooses.”
Congressional candidate Desi Cuellar tweeted, “It says a lot about Chris Wallace that he left Fox because found working there ‘unsustainable’ but feels working at CNN, with perverts and pedos, a better option.”
“The only crap is coming from your news desk,” another user wrote. “[Y]ou’re no longer credible, shilling for DC liberals, Democrats.”
“Kudos to Tucker for running that clown off!” tweeted yet another user.
And the wildly popular Catturd stated, “Cry me a river, Chris loser Wallace.”
wallace was a RAT before, and a RAT still (no matter what cheese ‘house’ he chooses)
Now, me, I still love Tom and Jerry cartoons (but that’s another matter)
I would think Wallace would be casted in the movie ‘Ben’
— mt (@mindtab) March 28, 2022
It says a lot about Chris Wallace that he left Fox because found working there "unsustainable" but feels working at CNN, with perverts and pedos, a better option.
— Desi Cuellar for Congress (NY-14) (@DesiJCuellar) March 28, 2022
Chris Wallace finally shares why he left Fox News, citing reasons he was no longer ‘comfortable’ via @BIZPACReview – https://t.co/T8OJQLU6CB
The only crap is coming from your news desk you're no longer credible, shilling for DC liberals Democrats
— Mark Hopkins (@MarkHop25697276) March 28, 2022
Kudos to Tucker for running that clown off!
— Randy Gibb (@RandyGibb_1) March 27, 2022
😂😂😂cry me a river, Chris loser Wallace.
How’s CNN? https://t.co/IDki86jLHD
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) March 27, 2022
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