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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Wallace further states:
"Fox News wouldn't exist if it weren't for this kind of stuff going on in the mainstream media," he told Carr. "That's why people are fed up with that and want the antidote to it because they get it and they've gotten it for years - the so-called bias in the objective press."
Was he raised in a cage? His father is a prime example of the media bias.
I have an Aunt who tells me that she can't stand President Bush. When I ask her for specific reasons, she can't come up with any. She "just doesn't like him."
Then she went on about how low the President's ratings are, and I told her that I was amazed at how high they were, given the fact that people like her, who get all of their news from either newspapers (in our case, the KC "Red" Star), or the alphabet broadcast networks (she doesn't have cable), never hear a single good thing that's going on, either with the President, or the war on terror, or Iraq. When confronted with this statement, she was unable to think of a single favorable news report she's seen regarding the Bush administration, or anything it's done.
For these remarks Mr Wallace is sure to be written out of his old man's will.
Yes he was raised in a cage. Sometimes you have to stand away from something to get a clear view of it.
Your aunt is a prime example of why the democRATS get any votes at all.
Not likely. How old is Chris Wallace? How long has the MSM been asking these same questions?
No, Chris Wallace is now simply projecting his employers line, and if and when he goes to another employer he will echo their montra. JMHO
Sad that he couldn't see it before. Great that he can see it now.
Who said "only fools learn from experience"?
Anyway, there are so many Americans who can't learn at all, not even from experience, that it's gratifying to watch the Education of Chris Wallace.
It's the same with my boss-- who's a BIGTIME Bush/Rove/Halliburton/everything is a conspiracy person.
The funniest thing I get when I confront people like him and other libs is a 'Don't you listen to the news!!'
And I usually say "Well, yes, but obviously mine's more accurate than yours" (OK, I tone it down with my boss ;) )
Yup. It's going to be a tense Thanksgiving at the Wallace household this year.
"noticed an "astonishing" amount of biased reporting"
No s__t Dick Tracy!
Wallace is squishy, no matter if he says the right thing to Howie. We call this singing for his supper.
Glad to hear it. The MSM seems mostly populated by end-justfies-the-means left-wing activists, anymore.
You would have thought that Mr. Wallace would have read Bernard Goldbergs books Bias and Arrogance, long ago.
Sometimes when you are in the problem you can't see it.
Now that he is exposed to working with more balanced people like Brit Hume he probably is realizing stuff he never did before.
I remember an intelligent, older, black conservative woman talking on Rush about this. Rush asked her why blacks were sold out to the party that kept them on the plantation, and she told him it was like a culture.
The political converstation was limited to Demo talking points, and people didn't hear anything elsea among their peers, so they believed it.
I have a friend who feels the same way. "I just don't like Bush. He doesn't seem smart." When I press him for specifics, he says "Its the smirk on his face."
I think we are related because my Aunt says the same things - same situation - no cable, products of the MSM.
I have to go to a family reunion next weekend with this Aunt and about 15 other relatives that are "Union Democrats." My Aunt sent out an email that there will be "NO POLITICS" signs to avoid arguements. I told her to grow up. She is afraid of being called out on her snide remarks - which liberals dipense constantly and NEVER want answered. It will be a fun weekend!
The perspective in tendentious journalism.
By "tendentious journalism" I mean anyone who claims to report objectively. Such a claim is inherently tendentious since the problem of story selection (what report to feature, what reports to publish, and what reports to ignore) reveals the fact that objectivity is impossible in principle.
All the sons of celebrities are raised in a cage!
In fact.....all liberals are kept on the plantation........
I've been thinking for a while that we're witnessing a slow conversion to the right on the part of Wallace. I've seen a glint of recognition in his face on several occasions that the other side is pushing a lie.
I think he's an honest man who can't help but revise his way of thinking once exposed to the facts.
I'm glad he's on Fox.
You know, you should tell your Aunt that President Bush's low approval ratings are higher than Clinton's at this time in his Presidency. Bush is also higher than his father, Reagan, and definitely Carter. There are 25 percent that don't like him because of his country ways and because he might wear a cowboy hat too. At this point in my life, I'm completely satisfied with our President, who had to take on tough challenges and not play politics all the time. Had the Democrats listened to him on the oil exploration in his first term, we'd be in less of a pickle than we are now. When the Social Security goes bust, don't blame him for trying to fix the problem. Younger generation better wake up and take notice.
Anyone hear this interview or have a link to the transcript?
Prolly time for his contract to be re-newed and he wants to make sure they still want him.
Sounds like my dad, who watches BBC America and PBS for his news!
That and being surrounded by the MSM culture in his own professional life is precisely the reason he couldn't see it, IMO. Going to FN is like a breath of fresh air to the man, I imagine.
Fox is a start...we need a major network.
Yep. My mother came back from Ireland last week and she had a similar story to tell. All of these women as well as nuns and sisters in Ireland hate President Bush like poison. When my mother demanded at-least 3 reasons why...they came up with a whopping ZERO.
They love Clinton so much they have a statue of him in their town square from a visit he made there as president and his biography is a big seller over there.
Not one reason they could give to hate him...they just said "we just hate him...that's reason enough".
This small break-through is heartening. When it exposed to the truth, some Libs do see it and get it.
I challenge them to get online and check out the primary sources for the news stories. For example, the Kay and Duelfer reports. I tell them to go and read these documents for yourselves and then tell me that the news reports were accurate. Or go find whatever quote is being bandied about in its full context and tell me that the news reports about it are accurate.
I want them to see it with their own eyes. Most of them have no desire to verify what they're being told. They'd rather continue to be spoon fed.
I was talking to an old friend last week, who told me that she's soured on the President because people have told her that he and his friends are making money on oil. I started to explain to her about Cheney's deferred compensation from Halliburton, as a way to show her how the MSM twists the truth, and how that money is what he earned before he became VP, and she said, "What's Halliburton?" I gave up at that point.
At least you're able to articulate a reason other than "I don't like his smirk."
What astonishes me about this is that I don't believe there's any evidence she was protecting a Bush admin source. I think there's evidence she is still protecting another source, which she to this day will not reveal.
Thats sorta like "I don't like her because she seems happy all the time".
That ought to get you quite a response......LOLOL
How do you propose we "stop Bush" during his second term? In a few years, when his second term has expired, he will be stopped. In the meantime, he was duly elected and will perform the job he was elected to do.
Welcome to FR.
Very good point Chris
I heard this live on the radio show. Newsmax reporting is 100% accurate, but incomplete.
He actually said considerably more about media bias than is reported in the Newsmax article.
You need to get your Aunt cable tv
Yep people don't notice the stink if they live in it day after day. Only when they get fresh air do they discover what a smell they had been in.
>>Welcome to FR.
It was a very short stay.
He is a fiscal Liberal! 30 years ago - he would NOT have been able to run as a Republican!
You can "not like" him if you want, but it is silly to think he is fiscally left of Gerald Ford, GOP candidate in 1976, or Richard Nixon, candidate in 1968 and 1972. Nixon invoked price controls to stop inflation, for heavens sake.