After years of conservatives believing Fox News was “fair and balanced,” it’s glaringly obviously they have taken a leftward turn in recent months. While the opinion shows – Hannity, Carlson, Ingraham – lean conservative, the news hosts are the exact opposite.
Chris Wallace went after President Donald Trump in harsh terms Wednesday during a speech in Washington, D.C.
“I believe that President Trump is engaged in the most direct sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history,” Wallace said at the Newseum.
“He has done everything he can to undercut the media, to try and delegitimise us, and I think his purpose is clear: to raise doubts when we report critically about him and his administration that we can be trusted,” he added.
Wallace has always been a squish, but like most media types, the election of President Trump broke him. I’m all for calling out the president when he does something wrong, but Wallace attacks him for the most insipid of alleged offenses.
As for the “direct sustained assault on freedom of the press” nonsense, I would direct Wallace to the Obama administration, which spied on journalists during its eight years in office.
Look, if I wanted to listen to a Jim Acosta clone, I’d turn in to CNN.