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Chris Wallace: Media Bias 'Astonishing'
NewsMax.com ^ | 16 October 2005 | Carl Limbacher

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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Looks like Chris is waking up. Maybe not so much his father's son?
1 posted on 10/16/2005 5:40:37 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

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."



Holy @#$%...I'm amazed.

Thanks for posting this, AB.


2 posted on 10/16/2005 5:44:14 AM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve..)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Was he raised in a cage? His father is a prime example of the media bias.


3 posted on 10/16/2005 5:44:50 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: Alas Babylon!

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.

Mark


4 posted on 10/16/2005 5:47:14 AM PDT by MarkL (I didn't get to where I am today by worrying about what I'd feel like tomorrow!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

For these remarks Mr Wallace is sure to be written out of his old man's will.


5 posted on 10/16/2005 5:48:05 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Cathy

Yes he was raised in a cage. Sometimes you have to stand away from something to get a clear view of it.


6 posted on 10/16/2005 5:48:07 AM PDT by wolfpat (Congress is the only whorehouse in America that loses money.)
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To: MarkL

Your aunt is a prime example of why the democRATS get any votes at all.


7 posted on 10/16/2005 5:50:08 AM PDT by wolfpat (Congress is the only whorehouse in America that loses money.)
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To: Alas Babylon!
"Looks like Chris is waking up. Maybe not so much his father's son?"


LOL!


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



8 posted on 10/16/2005 5:50:13 AM PDT by G.Mason ("Necessity is the mother of taking chances" ... Mark Twain)
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To: Alas Babylon!

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.


9 posted on 10/16/2005 5:51:22 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: MarkL

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 ;) )


10 posted on 10/16/2005 5:51:36 AM PDT by najida (The internet is for kids grown up-- Where else could you have 10,000 imaginary friends?)
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To: Alas Babylon!
A leopard can't change his spots. He is just wants people to think that his own personal bias is unbiased. I'm sure that now that he works for Fox News he would like every to believe that they are the only place where you can get fair reporting.
11 posted on 10/16/2005 5:52:04 AM PDT by Gator61
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yup. It's going to be a tense Thanksgiving at the Wallace household this year.


12 posted on 10/16/2005 5:52:11 AM PDT by randog (What the....?!)
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To: Alas Babylon!

"noticed an "astonishing" amount of biased reporting"

No s__t Dick Tracy!


13 posted on 10/16/2005 5:53:01 AM PDT by bilhosty
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To: Alas Babylon!

Wallace is squishy, no matter if he says the right thing to Howie. We call this singing for his supper.


14 posted on 10/16/2005 5:53:08 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Alas Babylon!

Glad to hear it. The MSM seems mostly populated by end-justfies-the-means left-wing activists, anymore.


15 posted on 10/16/2005 5:54:14 AM PDT by Riley ("Bother" said Pooh, as he fired the Claymores.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

You would have thought that Mr. Wallace would have read Bernard Goldberg’s books “Bias” and “Arrogance”, long ago.


16 posted on 10/16/2005 5:54:35 AM PDT by FMBass (“Now that I’m sober I watch a lot of news” – Garofalo: From “Treason” by Coulter)
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To: Cathy

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.


17 posted on 10/16/2005 5:55:04 AM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: MarkL
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."

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."

18 posted on 10/16/2005 5:55:15 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: wolfpat

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!


19 posted on 10/16/2005 5:55:21 AM PDT by Cathy
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To: SE Mom
the so-called bias in the objective press.
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.


20 posted on 10/16/2005 5:55:47 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters but PR.)
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To: Cathy
Was he raised in a cage?

All the sons of celebrities are raised in a cage!

In fact.....all liberals are kept on the plantation........

21 posted on 10/16/2005 5:56:34 AM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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To: MarkL
"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."

Gosh, MarkL, I didn't know my aunt had a nephew too. ;-) What you have said here is the exact same scenario that I had with my aunt last year. I told her she was watching too much CNN and needed to watch Fox more. She's a lovely southern lady, and rather than argue with her, we don't talk politics any more.
22 posted on 10/16/2005 6:00:16 AM PDT by Humal
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To: Alas Babylon!

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.


23 posted on 10/16/2005 6:01:04 AM PDT by alnick
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To: MarkL

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.


24 posted on 10/16/2005 6:01:04 AM PDT by ONETWOONE (onetwoone)
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To: Alas Babylon!

Anyone hear this interview or have a link to the transcript?


25 posted on 10/16/2005 6:01:17 AM PDT by elli1
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To: G.Mason

Prolly time for his contract to be re-newed and he wants to make sure they still want him.


26 posted on 10/16/2005 6:02:24 AM PDT by cajun-jack
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To: MarkL

Sounds like my dad, who watches BBC America and PBS for his news!


27 posted on 10/16/2005 6:02:58 AM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (There are no short cuts to any place worth going.)
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To: Cathy
Was he raised in a cage? His father is a prime example of the media bias.

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.

28 posted on 10/16/2005 6:03:15 AM PDT by alnick
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To: Alas Babylon!

Fox is a start...we need a major network.


29 posted on 10/16/2005 6:03:26 AM PDT by dinok
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To: MarkL

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".


30 posted on 10/16/2005 6:05:28 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: Alas Babylon!

This small break-through is heartening. When it exposed to the truth, some Libs do see it and get it.


31 posted on 10/16/2005 6:06:21 AM PDT by krunkygirl
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To: najida
The funniest thing I get when I confront people like him and other libs is a 'Don't you listen to the news!!'

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.

34 posted on 10/16/2005 6:09:49 AM PDT by alnick
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To: Alas Babylon!
Wallace has been hanging around with Hume too much.

lol.

And Wallace usually sits nets to dimbulb Williams during the roundtable. Listening to Juan's diatribes and seeing Brit's smackdowns should open anyone's eyes. Those smackdowns are better than pay-per-view WWF events.
35 posted on 10/16/2005 6:13:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: my side

At least you're able to articulate a reason other than "I don't like his smirk."


36 posted on 10/16/2005 6:14:05 AM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Baynative
This from the AP on Judith Miller's interviews, yesterday: "She found her co-workers (at the NYT) "confused and perplexed" about her jail term for protecting a Bush administration source,..."

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.

37 posted on 10/16/2005 6:15:12 AM PDT by alnick
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To: Labyrinthos

LOL!

Thats sorta like "I don't like her because she seems happy all the time".


38 posted on 10/16/2005 6:16:37 AM PDT by najida (The internet is for kids grown up-- Where else could you have 10,000 imaginary friends?)
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To: najida
You could always smile and say. Yes, but I like my news fair and balanced.

That ought to get you quite a response......LOLOL

39 posted on 10/16/2005 6:16:47 AM PDT by OldFriend (Corine Lombardo ~ American Patriot)
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To: my side

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.


40 posted on 10/16/2005 6:17:08 AM PDT by alnick
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To: my side

Welcome to FR.


41 posted on 10/16/2005 6:17:59 AM PDT by Skooz ("Political Correctness is the handmaiden of terrorism" - Michelle Malkin)
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To: Alas Babylon!
"Fox News wouldn't exist if it weren't for this kind of stuff going on in the mainstream media," he told Carr.

Very good point Chris

42 posted on 10/16/2005 6:18:53 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: Alas Babylon!

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.


43 posted on 10/16/2005 6:19:26 AM PDT by putupjob
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To: MarkL

You need to get your Aunt cable tv


44 posted on 10/16/2005 6:19:49 AM PDT by BushWonGore'sDone
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To: putupjob
I would love to hear it. Does Howie have transcripts anywhere?
45 posted on 10/16/2005 6:21:41 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!
A drunk fails to smell the alcohol reeking from his body that others hold their breath to avoid.

This is the the current state of the MSM. Consider FOX News a sobriety check point or detoxification.
46 posted on 10/16/2005 6:21:48 AM PDT by TheForceOfOne (Another day, another Fatwa against the president and his nominee.)
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To: wolfpat

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.


47 posted on 10/16/2005 6:25:12 AM PDT by packrat35 (The America hating bastards at the NYT must spend their entire life with their heads in the toilet)
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To: Skooz; alnick

>>Welcome to FR.

It was a very short stay.


48 posted on 10/16/2005 6:27:21 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Guns themselves are fairly robust; their chief enemies are rust and politicians) (NRA)
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To: my side; Labyrinthos
I do not like Bush!

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.

49 posted on 10/16/2005 6:31:53 AM PDT by TN4Liberty (American... conservative... southern.... It doesn't get any better than this.)
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To: my side
You signed on to say that?



50 posted on 10/16/2005 6:34:16 AM PDT by G.Mason ("Necessity is the mother of taking chances" ... Mark Twain)
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