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Breaking: Chris Wallace Out at Fox News


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Chris Wallace has decided to leave Fox News.

Wallace made the announcement during the end of his program “Fox News Sunday.”

“Finally, a personal note — after 18 years, this is my final ‘Fox News Sunday,” Wallace told viewers.

He went on to thank Fox News for never trying to interfere with his booked guests or questions.

He then cited that he was ready for “something new” as one reason for his sudden departure.

He ended his goodbye with this:

“And so for the last time, dear friends, that’s it for today. Have a great week. And I hope you’ll keep watching ‘Fox News Sunday.'”

Later in the day, it was revealed that the “something new” Wallace was referring to was that he is going to work for CNN.

Well, good riddence Mr. Wallace.

Our friends at Breitbart broke the news of Wallace's departure:

Wallace, who took over for the late Tony Snow in 2003, told his viewers Sunday’s broadcast would be his last.

“Finally, a personal note — after 18 years, this is my final ‘Fox News Sunday,'” Wallace said. “It is the last time, and I say this with real sadness, we will meet like this. Eighteen years ago, the bosses here at Fox promised me they would never interfere with a guest I booked or a question. I asked. And they kept that promise. I have been free to report to the best of my ability, to cover those stories I think are important, to hold our country’s leaders to account. It’s been a great ride. We’ve covered five presidential elections interviewed every president since George H.W. Bush, traveled the world — sitting down with France’s Emmanuel Macron and Russia’s Vladimir Putin.”

Wallace said he wanted to "try something new."

Apparently that involves joining the propaganda network, CNN.

Brian Stelter is sure excited about Wallace joining CNN.

The Associated Press has more on Wallace's decision to join CNN:

“He is the most tenacious interviewer in the television business, based on intense preparation and plain old persistence,” said Howard Kurtz, host of Fox’s “Media Buzz.” “He has the kind of seasoned judgment that only comes from so many years of covering political issues and he may be the best debate moderator ever.”

Kurtz said it was “a major loss for Fox News, no question about it.”

Wallace generally co-existed with Fox’s opinion side and infrequently took them on publicly, although in 2017 he said it was “bad form” when opinion hosts bashed the media.

But he had grown privately frustrated with the overall tenor at Fox, where conservative opinion hosts have been elevated and amplified, particularly after the network’s ratings took a brief hit following the 2020 election. The network ousted two news executives involved in the controversial — but correct — Election Night declaration that Biden had won in Arizona, a call that infuriated Republican Trump.

Wallace had expressed his concern about the strident opinion programming to Fox executives multiple times, including recently after Tucker Carlson’s documentary on the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, “Patriot Purge,” aired on Fox’s streaming service. Two Fox News contributors, Jonah Goldberg and Stephen Hayes, cited that program in choosing to quit the network.

CNN is "Thrilled" to Welcome Chris Wallace

Looks like CNN replaced one Chris with another, as this news comes just a week removed from Chris Cuomo's disastrous departure from CNN.



 

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