Skip to comments.Chris Wallace: Media Bias 'Astonishing'
Posted on 10/16/2005 5:40:36 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace said Friday that since leaving the mainstream networks behind to join Fox he's noticed an "astonishing" amount of biased reporting on the part of his former colleagues.
"I came from the mainstream media and I didn't used to feel this way," Wallace told WRKO Boston radio host Howie Carr.
In radio interviews he does to promote his Sunday broadcast, Wallace said, the questions he gets are almost always slanted against the Bush administration.
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Why can't we all just accept his conversion? First, Fox News does have liberals on it, like Colmes of Hannity and Colmes. Wallace, if he continued to spew liberal bias, would be one of the handful on Fox who do so. There are many converted liberals out there, why not Wallace?
Hi Mark!! Did you ever ask her who she reads, listens to or which sites she visits online?? I refuse to tap into the MSM because I know how thwarted they are. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN are totally liberal. Fox is both. On line you need to guide her in the right direction, via this site, Lucianne,many good blogs and especially talk radio which will educate her in a New York minute. Ask her to listen to Rush for one month, without comment, and then have a talk with her objectively.
A seven year old girl friend?!
What are you, some kind of pedo-perv?
NewsMax writing about media bias...now that's funny.
Your last sentence was the impression I got... Wallace didn't sound like he was pandering to Howies 'regulars'.
That is wrong is so many ways.
At least they won't have to fight over the turkey if things get out of hand the way things are going with that Bird Flu.
You are at the right place to get educated...and those who have written to you here do it so well. The President was elected twice and as has been said here, is doing what he was elected to do. If you think otherwise, you will have another shot at it after this term is over.
Sometimes when you are in the problem ( and, if you are a part of the problem ) you can't see it.
She's a lovely southern lady, and rather than argue with her, we don't talk politics any more.... but, once she sees the truth, and " SEES THE LIGHT " and comes to our side, I am sure you and her will enjoy talking politics.
If "my side" who has posted here, seems to dislike the President would, without comment, listen to Rush for ONE MONTH, he would change his tune. I have always said, when I hear Rush putting out lies, I will turn him off. I have been a listener since he started. I think his teaching education of Conservative America is amazing, and it has nothing to do with the far far right. It has to do with the Founding Fathers and the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence.
That's a good tag line. I think that is true. Liberalism embodies that.
The phrase "Couldn't see the Forest because of all the trees" comes to mind...
I think if my Mother-in-Law ever thought of calling me a liar I would have had to correct her right then and there and tell her to "put a sock in it!!" I had the best Mother-in-Law anyone could ever have, and I must say that she would have never said such a thing even if she thought it was true. Tell the old bat to go straight to hell and do not pass go on the way!! Tell your mate that you intend to do it before you do, so they won't be really upset with you when it hits the fan!!
This is pretty amazing.
He is from old Media aristocracy.
I think his daddy even drank coffee and smoked Luckies with Murrow and Paley.
That is not true Chris could have stayed with ABC and been the prime candidate to succeed Peter Jennings. He chose not to take that career path.
He said that when he was at ABCm he kept the Fox News channel on in his office. He said he watched fox to see what the competition was up to. It was his opinion then that the Fox News channel did the best job of covering news. That, he said, was why he left ABC to work for Roger Ailes.
The point I take was that when he was with ABC he watched Fox to keep up with what his main competition was doing.
Now that he is with Fox he watches CNN, MSNBC, and CNBC to see what his main competition is doing.
It gave him a different perspective on what the Main Stream Media is up to.
Out of curiosity, what sort of news network would please you? One that presents only the conservative point of view? Serious question.
An incredibly sexy and brilliant man!!
Nice to see you and Tanker have your minds in the proper place on this Sunday morning. Not that your tasteless comments deserve a reply . . . but I'll give you one anyway.
Monica's mother cleans me up when I puke on myself and when I can't make it to the bathroom in time. Monica's mother calls 911 when I have a bad seizure. Monica's Dad fished my tongue out of my throat when I had a seizure and swallowed it. Monica's five brothers and sisters, including Monica, take care of my yard and mutt when I'm unable. Monica's grandmother cleans my house, cooks my meals, and helps me tend to the every-day running of things. Monica's grandfather worked for my father and his father for 72 years before he died in 1992.
Lastly, Monica calls herself my girlfriend to everyone who visits me . . . and she signs her email accordingly. It's a private joke between Monica, me, and her family.
But it's private no more thanks to small minds like yours and Tanker's. I hope you both feel better now.
Congradulations noob. You've drawn attention to yourself. 30 years ago? Ah the good old days. If your premise is that Nixon is more conservative than Bush', you're in for a surprise. Learn your history.
Nice anecdote. I'm also trying to convince some friends that they're being brainwashed...with limited success.
They (liberals) aren't used to being challenged. My mom is democrat and doesn't know she should not be - I can't even talk to her. She has an allegiance to the Democratic Party and she doesn't even realize it has left her.
Question: How does a democrat (my mother) and independent (father) raise 3 extremely conservative kids while claiming to hate the right? Answer: They are conservative but will not admit it.
You're right, Grampa. How could I leave that one out?
Like many other cultures, I've seen my share of Hispanics who aren't Super-Citizens . . . but my Hispanic friends would compare favorably to any other ethnic group. White, brown, black, red, pick any color you want and my Hispanic friends would hold their own.
I don't know. I expected the worst from Chris but listening to some of his asides the last few months - I think he does see the light. Now if FOX would remember who (us) made them what they are today - they could give us back the "fair and balanced". I don't like the direction they are headed in anymore - even as recently as yesterday re Toledo - "the rioters are just acting out" bs.
Do you agree that 'my side' should have been banned or suspended for saying:
"I do not like Bush!
He is a fiscal Liberal! 30 years ago - he would NOT have been able to run as a Republican!"
Talk about being scared of the truth. The Mod who slapped the 'my side' person with "banned or suspended" should take a month or two off and calm down.
We need a Liberals Anonymous, to help wean people off liberalism.
What I fear is we will be getting the same old $#!%, but now it will be "fair and balanced".
Thank you. I'm honored.
"While Bush has not followed the grass-roots conservative policies on some issues (like spending and immigration), on almost everything else, he is far to the right of Nixon and Ford."
When I see the fiscal irresponsibilty in the White house, Washington and too many of the states, I get scared. When I see the President bragging about Homeland security and how effective it is while seeing the invasion of America by illegal aliens I wonder what window the President looks out of.
Using Nixon and Ford as an example of sorry presidents is the truth. I am sad this president will probably be amongst them in out history books.
The entire Republican Party has forgotten what Conservatism actually is. Just what they stand for today is almost Progressive Democracy. Meirs scares me because Harry Reid instantly jumped to support her. That is almost an indicator that she was preapproved by the DNC leadership, another scary thought.
If that's all there was to it, I agree.
I didn't get there quick enough to see if there were other posts, in other threads, that might have caused the zot. And, we don't have access to the IP logs that the mods do, which might have shown this to be a serial troll.
She refuses to get cable, she only reads the KC "Red" Star, the KC Jewish Chronicle, and Newsweek (although she'll also sometimes read Time and Ladies Home Journal. As far as going on-line, she has trouble just dealing with Yahoo Mail! She's in her early 80s, and I get calls once or twice a week about how to check or respond to her emails. I've tried to set her up with some on-line news sites, but she just can't get the hang of it.
The weirdest thing is though, she listens to, and likes, Rush! It's just that nothing he says seems to sink in! lol
This is Rule Number One in the Liberal and MSM Playbook...(I got my copy. Did y'all get yours?)
"Tell a lie often enough and people will begin to believe it as the truth."
Should be an interesting Thanksgiving dinner around the Wallace table this year.
When you're in a fishbowl, though, and you're put in the open sea, you have a difficult time believing the same. How long it will take for those (like Wallace) who were in the fishbowl to realize the truth remains to be seen.
Agreed. My husband and I have often marvelled at how well the election went last time, considering the magnitude of negative press that needed to be overcome. Imagine what the numbers would have been like if the president had been given a fair hearing in the press.
It was the bright spot in a downer of a week.
Getting out of the forest sometimes helps one see the trees, and some of the most articulate voices for the Founders' ideas at the present time are former "Liberals."
On the other hand, some of the tired and shrill voices who once were viewed as leaders of conservatism now turn people off with their "my way or the highway" attack mode, and resemble the Radical Left more than they do the rational approach of great conservative thought leaders like Russell Kirk.
Once an individual gets out of the dense forest of those counterfeit ideas (redistribution of wealth, egalitarianism, etc., etc.) and is exposed to the ideas of liberty as explained in the writings of America's Founders and the literature that influenced them, that individual sees things more clearly than many of us who have tended toward "conservatism" from an early age.
When a Chris Wallace makes statements like this, we who claim to be conservatives should be welcoming his insights and encouraging his exposure to truly conservative ideas and away from the caricatures of conservatism touted by the Left and now exemplified by some so-called "conservative talking heads."
What does it say about us if we attack him as "singing for his supper" and such deriding comments without even knowing what he might be able to do with his newfound insights into the MSM?
Bernie Goldberg had such a revelation, and look what he is now doing!
As long as we 'preach to the choir' and only accept what we perceive to be 'our own,' we will not increase the ranks of a movement that could restore America's foundations of liberty.
IBM once had a magazine with a simple title:
T H I N K
Perhaps we should adopt that as a motto for conservatism.
Dittos on that one. Roger Ailes told Chris to butch it up a bit and the Fox viewers will love ya for it.
I enjoy watching Fox News Sunday. Wallace does a good job running the panel, and I haven't seen him hold punches on anyone.
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