The Fox Has Entered The Outhouse

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.

5 thoughts on “The Fox Has Entered The Outhouse

  1. Wallace has always been liberal. It chaps my hide that FOX news gave him the Sunday morning show. He is no more fair and balanced than the opinion shows. Fox News has really changed since Rupert Murdoch handed things over to his sons Lachlan and James. Lachlan professes to be conservative but James is very liberal and has said he finds Fox News an embarrassment. I’m guessing James approves of Wallace.

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  2. Things have drastically changed at Fox since Wednesday, March 20, 2019. That’s when Disney bought them…………………

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  3. Ronni – Agreed. His sons are definitely left of center, and I guess they think yet another MSNBC clone will suck up the ratings. Good luck with that.

    Tam – Didn’t know that. Wow, that explains everything.

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  4. Here is what Murdoch still owns. “Fox Corp still exists, independent from Disney. It’s primarily a news and sports company now, though it does still own the Fox TV network.
    Rupert Murdoch isn’t going anywhere (well, beyond the fact that he’s very old and is increasingly turning control of his company over to his sons). Always a newsman at heart, he’s now almost completely out of the entertainment business.

    What’s left for Murdoch are his many, many publications (the Wall Street Journal among them) as part of the company News Corp, and then the various holdings of Fox Corp, including Fox Sports, Fox News, and the Fox TV network. (That last one is still at Fox Corp because no one corporation can own more than one broadcast network, and Disney already owned ABC.) Also — and this is neither here nor there, but I find it fascinating — former House Speaker Paul Ryan is now on the company’s board of directors.

    The fortunes of Fox Corp, then, are tied ever more tightly to its conservative-skewing news network, its access to an NFL package, and reality television.”
    This was posted 3/20/19

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  5. Ronni – Ryan’s appointment to Fox was probably the death knell for the organization. He’s a NeverTrumper, and I’m sure he’s responsible for the channel’s leftward slant. Never liked the guy, because he always seemed like a fake conservative. Turns out, he was.

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