I‘ve never been a fan of Chris Wallace, and frankly I was surprised when he showed up over at Fox News. Surprised because, at least to me, he always seemed to be much better suited for a network like CNN or MSNBC. Seldom is he genuinely objective when he has a guest on his show who’s a conservative. He was, and remains, a member of the NeverTrump crowd, as evidenced by the open hostility he directed at candidate Trump and has continued to direct at President Trump.
So on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” when anchor Chris Wallace stated that President Trump’s “unprecedented” criticisms of the media bother him, in particular, the president criticizing the press during his news conference with the presidents of Baltic nations, I wasn’t surprised. But I must admit I was surprised when Wallace finally admitted that there does exist an obvious bias that is exhibited by those in the ‘mainstream’ media toward conservatives.
Wallace said, “Well look, I think there are two things that are going on here, and I think they can both be true. I think that the president has been engaged in — and I’ve said this before — in an unprecedented attack on the media. As a member of the media, maybe not a member of the mainstream media, but a member of the media, and I’ve been doing this for almost half a century, it bothers me.” Unprecedented? He doesn’t remember Barry’s constant attacks on his own network?
Anyway, he went on to say, “I was particularly distressed, I have to say, when the president held that joint news conference with the three presidents of the Baltic nations, and — you know, it’s one thing when we fight amongst ourselves, it’s a different thing when it’s on the international stage — talked about the fake media. You know, I’ve never heard a president bash the media when it’s on — when he’s dealing with foreign leaders.” I could be wrong, but I think Barry did as well.
He added, “On the other hand, do I think that there is bias among members of the mainstream media? Absolutely. You can see it on the front pages of some newspapers. You can see it on the lead on some of the newscasts that — or so-called newscasts of some of our competitors. So, I think both of those things are true. And I’m not sure that it’s especially healthy for the country.” What’s unhealthy is having a news media that seems to have forgotten what its purpose is.
Wallace claims that President Trump’s criticism of the media is unprecedented BUT the media’s attacks on the president are even more so. And those in the media have also focused attacks on those who voted for Trump, on those few politicians who defended the president in the media, and on conservative entertainers who support President Trump. It’s the level of hostility being directed at this president that should be considered as unprecedented, and they deserve unprecedented criticism.
And the American people see what’s going on, and we know that because we have an unprecedented level of distrust of Wallace’s beloved media where 77 percent of the American people agree that the ‘mainstream’ media reports much that is nothing more than ‘fake news.’ What’s being ‘reported’ these days, even by more than a few on Fox News’, especially if it relates to President Trump, is little more than pure propaganda the purpose of which is to instill distrust of our president.
The media has always been biased in favor of the Democrat Party although over the last decade or so they’ve become much more obvious about it. It would seem to be that each new story about the president must be made to be more outrageous than the last. The new purpose of those in the media is to openly protect a Democrat Party that has become increasingly corrupt and further left, and to provide all manner of necessary cover to ANY Democrat running for office, not matter what.
Wallace may be upset that his ‘profession’ is being singled out, but it’s the vast majority of those in his profession, including himself, that essentially brought that about. Many in the media now have a vendetta, of sorts, against the president, and they will never forgive President Trump for having successfully “gotten under their skin” and exposing them for the frauds that they truly are. So the form of retaliation that they have chosen is to say absolutely anything about him, true or not.
Let’s face it the final nail in the coffin of the ‘mainstream’ media was the election of Barry ‘O’. They provided all manner of cover for him and kept his questionable past firmly under wraps. Many even advocated for his socialist agenda. When Trump was elected president the media became ENRAGED and joined the Democrat Resist Movement. The media has lost the trust of a majority of Americans and is now simply too dishonest to admit it, so instead, like Wallace, they blame Trump.
And let’s be honest, though a difficult task for those in the media, an attack on outright liars in the media, and incompetents who rush a story without properly sourcing it, is NOT an attack on the press. No one gave any one individual or news outlet an exclusive monopoly on presenting news to the nation. If they can’t get it right, or at least appear to be neutral in reporting, perhaps they should get into another line of work. Many ARE reporting ‘fake news’ and they need to be called out.