'It's Bad Form!' Fox News' Chris Wallace Chastises Colleagues For Attacking The Press
October 20, 2017

Fox News Sunday host and Fox News analyst Chris Wallace took aim at many of the FNC network personalities who act like state sponsored propagandists and amplify Trump's constant attacks against the main stream media.

In an interview with the AP, Wallace, now 70 years old turned his ire on Fox News' many opinion shows, (like Hannity perhaps?) who not only back up Trump's constant claims that NBC, CNN, ABC, CNN, CBS, MSNBC are "fake news" and Fox News is the only network that treats him fairly, but also find ways to spent hour upon hour deriding the press in Trump's name.

"It bothers me," Wallace said in an interview. "If they want to say they like Trump, or that they're upset with the Democrats, that's fine. That's opinion. That's what they do for a living."

I don't like them bashing the media, because oftentimes what they're bashing is stuff that we on the news side are doing. I don't think they recognize that they have a role at Fox News and we have a role at Fox News. I don't know what's in their head. I just think it's bad form."

As the AP writes, it's no secret that voices who try to act like journalists on Fox News, like "Wallace, Bret Baier and Shepard Smith and chief White House correspondent John Roberts have been shut out" from Trump's constant appearances on the network.

The only way Trump is granting interviews these days is if a media figure acts like Fox and Friends super suck-up Pete Hegseth, who would shine Trump's shoes with his tongue.

Every talk show host, even ones with good intentions do not always do the job on a given day, but I've often cited Chris Wallace as doing excellent work confronting Trump officials and their surrogates, so it's not surprising that he's calling out the sycophants in this fashion.

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