by Kagro X
Just a quick hit here -- something I'd like to do a bit more of here at TNH, just to do my part to keep the conversation going.
Chris Wallace talked to The Politico, under the oh-so-convincing headline: Wallace: Dems are 'fools' to boycott Fox.
Here's what grabbed my eye (thanks to an assist from Oliver Griswold of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center):
Being the son of legendary newsman Mike Wallace, and in broadcast news for several decades, the Fox host has definitely been able to observe the mainstream media up close for quite some time.
But on his four-year anniversary this week, Wallace said there is something he’s discovered only since joining the Rupert Murdoch-owned network.
“I used to laugh and dismiss this talk about how we were — that there was a liberal bias in the mainstream media,” Wallace said. “But I have to say in the four years I’ve been at Fox, I’ve come to believe that there is a bias.”
Shorter Wallace: "I have to say in the five days I've been in this bank in Stockholm..."
There's plenty more where that came from, of course. Including these laugh lines:
“Just imagine if the Republicans, under pressure from right-to-life groups, refused to appear on CNN or MSNBC,” Wallace said.
“I think there would be holy unshirted hell. I think there would be such talk about these people being captives of the extreme right wing and why are they afraid to answer questions. And I think the absence of that is very telling.
“At this point, it has become kind of a loyalty test inside the Democratic Party, ... pandering to the far-left-wing,” Wallace added. “
And we live with it.”
Are CNN and MSNBC referring to abortion foes as "clinic bombers?" I don't think so. But FOX cheerfully hangs "Democrat Debate" banners on stage when it does manage to hoodwink Dems into appearing on their channel. And -- oopsies! -- misidentifies Republican child molesters and the like as Democrats frequently enough that you'd have to call it habit.
I don't have to tell anyone here that Democratic candidates steer clear of the FOX Nutwork because it's not news. Except Chris Wallace, apparently. "Democrat Debate?" Not to mention post-debate "spin" by Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity? Why should the candidates put up with that nonsense? We don't negotiate with terrorists.