Chris Wallace Finally Announced Why He Left Fox; Here’s What He Said

Chris Wallace, in an interview with the New York Times that was just released, finally announced what it was that made him leave Fox for CNN.

Speaking on that and hitting Fox for his rightward drift in recent years, Wallace said:

I’m fine with opinion: conservative opinion, liberal opinion. But when people start to question the truth — Who won the 2020 election? Was Jan. 6 an insurrection? — I found that unsustainable. I spent a lot of 2021 looking to see if there was a different place for me to do my job.”

Then, continuing that line of talk about what he saw as wrong with Fox, he attacked the network for publishing programming like Tucker Carlson’s “Patriot Purge.”

Describing why he was so against such programming, he said that, in his view, that documentary and other shows being put out by Fox encouraged those who were and are convinced that the election was stolen from Trump, playing to the base in an “unsustainable” way. Speaking on that, he said:

Before, I found it was an environment in which I could do my job and feel good about my involvement at Fox. And since November of 2020, that just became unsustainable, increasingly unsustainable as time went on.”

Beyond his complaints about Tucker and others who were stalwart defenders of President Trump, he also said that he’s been looking for a way to get out of politics entirely and will be able to do so once his show, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?”, debuts on CNN+. Speaking on that, he said:

One of the reasons that I left Fox was because I wanted to put all of that behind me. There has not been a moment when I have second-guessed myself about that decision.

That comment on wanting to get out of politics was likely true, as it’s much the same reasoning he gave on Fox when announcing his departure. Speaking then, he said:

I’ve gotten to spend Sunday mornings with you. It may sound corny, but I feel we’ve built a community here. There’s a lot you can do on Sunday mornings. The fact that you’ve chosen to spend this hour with us is something I cherish. But after 18 years, I have decided to leave FOX. I want to try something new, to go beyond politics, to all of the things I’m interested in.” Read more

 

6 thoughts on “Chris Wallace Finally Announced Why He Left Fox; Here’s What He Said”

  1. Chris who? One name I do not miss and am truly GLAD he left the FOX network! He is exactly where he deserves to be and further more he has LOST ALL CONSERVATIVE respect!! Good Ridence!!!

  2. Wallace is and always has been a liberal. He left Fox simply so he could be back in the arms of his socialist buddies at the mainstream media.

  3. FoxNews DIDN’T change, it was wimpy Chris Wallace that exposed his true left wing BOZO self! Good RIDDANCE! CNN is where he belongs, and where he will be buried when they finally give it up due to a well deserved lack of viewers!

  4. Will he give a nice long interview once it is proven that the Dems stole the election? Will he ask to come back to Fox? Will he believe anything bad about his chosen army of the Darkness, the Democrat party? I bet not!

  5. Chris Wallace made a mistake.
    The first rule of leaving a good job is “Don’t, unless you have a good place to go.”
    CNN is not that place.

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