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.

Fox News Hosts Criticize, Mock Trump

This has become a bit of an obsession for me, but Fox News is becoming more and more like the rest of the MSM with each passing day. It’s no better than CNN or the network channels, in my opinion.

A new report about the relationship between President Donald Trump and Fox News alleges that hosts Chris Wallace and Martha MacCallum criticized and mocked Trump during a closed-door meeting last month.

Contrary to the opinion of some people, he’s not our boss,’ Ms. MacCallum said, marveling at Mr. Trump’s criticism of Fox News for airing interviews with Democratic presidential candidates. ‘It is kind of shocking to hear that he really — that’s the way he thinks about how we should cover the election.’

Mr. Wallace joked about the president’s tendency to compare him unfavorably to his father, the ’60 Minutes’ legend Mike Wallace, who died in 2012. ‘He often likes to say about me, ‘You know, I was covered by Mike Wallace, I liked him much more,’” Mr. Wallace told the advertisers. ‘To which my reaction is always: One of us has a daddy problem, and it’s not me.’”

Obviously, the opinion people – Carlson, Hannity, and Ingraham – are still fine, but the actual news division is becoming increasingly hostile to the president. Now there is nothing wrong with that, per se, but Wallace, Baier, et al, seem to be toting the Orange. Man Bad line a little too often for my tastes.

Fox News didn’t skyrocket to the top of the ratings by emulating CNN, and their leftward turn will not ingratiate themselves to actual conservative. Obviously, everyone needs to make their own decisions when it comes to new sources, but for me, I’ll avoid Fox news from now on.