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Chris Wallace Offered Political Asylum On Hardball
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/24/2008 5:51:29 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

I count Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace among the fairest and most incisive interviewers in the business, and hope his tenure at Fox News is a long one. Anyone who can relentlessly cross-exam Mitt Romney on his changed position on abortion the way Wallace did a while back, then turn around and provoke Bill Clinton to near the point of taking a poke at him, is doing his job and playing no favorites. But should Wallace ever wish a change of venue, never fear: MSNBC apparently can find a place for him.

Wallace made some news when, appearing on this past Friday's Fox & Friends, he criticized the hosts for dwelling longer than Chris thought appropriate on Obama's comment that his grandmother was a "typical white person."

On this evening's Hardball, Chris Matthews devoted a segment to the exchange. Eugene Robinson, the affable WaPo columnist and MSNBC political analyst, suggested that refuge awaited Wallace should he need it.

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1 posted on 03/24/2008 5:51:29 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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Chris Wallace offered political asylum on Hardball ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 03/24/2008 5:52:07 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Chris Matthews = typical MSM liberal suck-up.


3 posted on 03/24/2008 5:52:55 PM PDT by jdm
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wallace is smart enough to know that msnbc is a dying entity, whereas Fox (or more appropriately, it’s parent company News Corp) is the place to be.


4 posted on 03/24/2008 5:54:27 PM PDT by Vision Thing
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

get Mika in there to put Chrissy in his place


5 posted on 03/24/2008 5:57:01 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Vision Thing

I predict Wallace is gone from fox by Oct 1st.


6 posted on 03/24/2008 5:58:10 PM PDT by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: gusopol3

LOL!


7 posted on 03/24/2008 5:58:20 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: kjam22

Because of his remarks on Fox & Friends or for other reasons?


8 posted on 03/24/2008 5:59:48 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Keeping track of the MSM so you don't have to!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’d say given those remarks on Fox & Friends (and I saw it live) that there are other reasons that we haven’t heard about as well. Just a guess.


9 posted on 03/24/2008 6:00:56 PM PDT by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I like Chris Wallace. He’ll have an excellent, long-lived career mopping up after his Daddy (Mike Wallace.)

“Clean up in Aisle Five. Bring the BIG bucket!” LOL!


10 posted on 03/24/2008 6:01:08 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: kjam22

Who will decide: Fox or Wallace?


11 posted on 03/24/2008 6:02:56 PM PDT by Vision Thing
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

MSNBC? Might as well put him on a milk carton.


12 posted on 03/24/2008 6:03:12 PM PDT by OeOeO
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Wallace is like many in the media. They start believing their own egos. He came across like a pompous arse last week. But he has scored some points with the elitist race-guilted leftists.


13 posted on 03/24/2008 6:06:46 PM PDT by doosee
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I would’nt squirt water in Wallaces’ ear if his brain was on fire.........


14 posted on 03/24/2008 6:07:34 PM PDT by advertising guy (Freeper tribal name...... Sgt. War Paint Squirrel)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I had been listening before Chris delivered his criticism and he obviously had missed some of the show..I do think Wallace can be balanced and give it to both sides..but I really thought he went too far with his critique. He came off as unfair to Fox and Friends.


15 posted on 03/24/2008 6:10:31 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: doosee

I thought Wallace was arrogant and out of line. This was a legitimate discussion. Seemed he was trying to score points with the left and with Obama.


16 posted on 03/24/2008 6:12:54 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: Vision Thing

Oh Wallace will probably leave. Like Kiran Gentry did. He’ll leave, but it will be because Fox wrote him out of what he wanted.


17 posted on 03/24/2008 6:12:57 PM PDT by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I actually don't like Chris Wallace. His questions are beltway trendy shallow.

And I guess the thing that bothered me most was him allowing Bill Clinton to poke his bony finger on his knee. I would have pushed that hand away and told him no touching.

But then I have some guy tendencies.

18 posted on 03/24/2008 6:13:49 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m neither here nor there when it comes to Chris Wallace, but he didn’t provoke Clinton. The rapist did exactly what he planned to do, and it provided Democrats with the opportunity to assail Fox news and send a message to any news agency not planning to kowtow to Hillary and the DNC. Democrats are afraid of Fox and any news source they don’t completely manipulate.


19 posted on 03/24/2008 6:17:18 PM PDT by pallis
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; Retired Chemist

Chris Wallace In the Tank For Obama?
Vanity Posted on 03/21/2008 11:33:58 AM EDT by Retired Chemist
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1989406/posts

Chris Wallace really went after the Fox and Friends crew this morning for spending a too much time discussing Obama’s just a typical white person remark. He needs to move over to MSNBC.


20 posted on 03/24/2008 6:17:54 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Proud member of "Operation Chaos" having the T-shirt , ball cap and bumpersticker to prove it.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Chris Wallace among the fairest and most incisive interviewers in the business

Chris Wallace is a liberal just like his dad, but, believe it or not, he's actually a worse journalist.

Any analysis of his questions will reveal his liberal bent. He simply doesn't ask the questions a conservative would. Why? Because the questions never dawn on him. And why is that? Well, first and foremost, he's not very bright. The host of any talk show sets the upper intelligence level of the show. The lower the host's IQ, the lower the level of intellectual debate. In Chris Wallace's case, it is quite low. He is, in fact, a drag on the show. Just compare the quality of the show when someone like Brit Hume is hosting it. There is no comparison.

Wallace, in addition, fails to ask good questions because he doesn't analyze issues the way conservatives do, and thus he never gains the insight needed to ask the really good questions.

Chris Wallace is also a bad journalist. His show almost always deals with last week's issue, not the coming week's news. It is backward-looking instead of forward-looking. It is thus always the behind the curve. He's never on the crest of the wave.

21 posted on 03/24/2008 6:18:37 PM PDT by Aristotelian ("I have a million ideas. The country can't afford them all." Hillary Clinton)
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To: kjam22
There always seemed to be a bit of tension between Wallace and Brian. I walked out of the room during part of the exchange but I think they said that Brian walked off the stage at some point.
22 posted on 03/24/2008 6:18:48 PM PDT by mware (mware...killer of threads.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I would add that Chris Wallace is where he is because of who he is — the son of Mike Wallace — not what he is.


23 posted on 03/24/2008 6:22:29 PM PDT by Aristotelian ("I have a million ideas. The country can't afford them all." Hillary Clinton)
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To: kjam22
Good evening.
“Like Kiran Gentry did”

Who's Kiran Gentry?

Michael Frazier

24 posted on 03/24/2008 6:22:47 PM PDT by brazzaville (No surrender, no retreat. Well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: kjam22
I predict Wallace is gone from fox by Oct 1st.

Why do you say this? I don't believe that defending Obama will hurt him. Fox News has been moving steadily leftward for several years.

25 posted on 03/24/2008 6:23:46 PM PDT by outofstyle (There's a rake at the gates of Hell tonight)
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To: Aristotelian

As I was reading the comments here I thought the same thing, Brit is my man, honest, been there, truthful. Ok
and I think he is cute. I do not like Chris Wallace and his liberalism will never fade.


26 posted on 03/24/2008 6:28:18 PM PDT by sibb1213
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To: brazzaville

My apologies. Kiran Chetry.


27 posted on 03/24/2008 6:29:11 PM PDT by kjam22 (see me play the guitar here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noHy7Cuoucc)
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To: mware

That walkout was done with humor. I am sure there is tension after Wallace’s unfair criticism.nevertheless.


28 posted on 03/24/2008 6:47:10 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: kjam22

Fox and Friends are three creepy people (a beauty queen, a newscaster and a sportscaster) pretending to be cutting edge journalist. Give me a break. If Fox fires Wallace and sides with Ducey and Carlson (airhead extraordinaires), then Fox is just as bad as MSNBC.


29 posted on 03/24/2008 6:52:30 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: sibb1213

I often get the impression that Chris Wallace is preoccupied justifying his existence. Like that silly “Player of the Week” segment that reduces the panel discussion by several minutes. He also has a habit of dumping cold water on a discussion by insisting on reading something he wrote on his legal pad days before. It’s as if what’s happening right in front of him is secondary; what matters instead is what he had planned. He’s not smart enough to know what to do with spontaneity.


30 posted on 03/24/2008 6:54:31 PM PDT by Aristotelian ("I have a million ideas. The country can't afford them all." Hillary Clinton)
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To: MEG33
"He came off as unfair to Fox and Friends."

True. I thought he sounded like a pompous ass. Afterall, the Fox & Friends crew don't tell him how to conduct his show. He had no business scolding them for the content of theirs.

31 posted on 03/24/2008 7:19:19 PM PDT by mass55th
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To: mass55th
I thought he sounded like a pompous ass.

Therefore he sounded like Chris Wallace. I never could understand why he ended up in that position when there are any number of people who would do a better job.

32 posted on 03/24/2008 7:30:47 PM PDT by FreePaul
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What really rankles about this piece/clip is that apparently it doesn’t dawn on Chrissie Matthews that maybe he should get a clue about adding some balance. Oh, I forgot: nobody would ever go on an MSNBC show and criticize the lack of balance.


33 posted on 03/24/2008 8:10:38 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

This is the kiss of death, Matthews SOFT BALL show is poison. This shows you how Matthews views Crissey = another softball throwing liberal.


34 posted on 03/24/2008 11:28:41 PM PDT by Jmouse007
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To: Bahbah

I think he lead clinton right into his tirade!


35 posted on 03/24/2008 11:36:47 PM PDT by Always Independent
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