Really all too predictable, and I would have been surprised had he just kept his lid shut. Yet inside the political bubble types of Washington, D.C., that type of behavior is never allowed.
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.
Now that the dust has settled a bit on the crash at his new employer, it was time for Chris to give his reasons.
From 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? Was Jan. 6 an insurrection? — 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.
What Wallace means when he said he no longer felt comfortable with the programming 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.
If I were to break it down even more for everyone, his feelings were hurt.