Nolte: Chris Wallace Finally Defends Fox News from a Democrat… Kind Of

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by John Nolte

The Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace finally found it within himself to defend his own network (kind of) from criticism hurled by a Democrat.

This is in sharp contrast to two weeks ago when Wallace hosted a town hall event with Mean Little Mayor Pete Buttigieg, one of the 278 Democrat presidential candidates, and remained silent as his guest trashed Fox News, including two of its biggest stars.

“You know, a lot of folks in my Party were critical of me for even going this with Fox News… and I get that, especially when you see what’s going on with some of the opinion hosts on this network,” the Mean Little Mayor said. “I mean, you got Tucker Carlson saying immigrants make America dirty; when you’ve got Laura Ingraham comparing detention centers with children in cages to summer camps — summer camps.”

Throughout, Wallace remained silent.

Then Buttigieg attacked Fox News overall.

“There is a reason why anybody has to swallow hard or think twice before participating in this media ecosystem,” he said.

This finally got a response from Wallace, who said, “All right mayor, we got to take a break here.”

Ooh, sick burn.

On Sunday, though, Wallace hosted another Democrat presidential candidate, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), for a town hall, and when she attacked Fox News, Wallace found it within himself to (kind of) defend his employer.

After a retired nurse named Susan asked about late-term abortion, Gillibrand ripped into Fox.

“Chris, I want to talk about the role Fox News plays in this, because it’s a problem,” she said. “I can tell you, before President Trump gave his State of the Union, Fox News talked about infanticide. Infanticide doesn’t exist–”

Wallace cut in: “Senator, I want to say we brought you here for an hour and we’re treating you very fairly.” Read the rest HERE.


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