Anyone who watches Fox News regularly knows Chris Wallace doesn’t do a good job of hiding his bias against President Trump. Lately, he’s ramped up his criticism of the president during segments on Fox, but he showed his true colors during a speech at the Newseum. His blistering speech showed his dislike for President Trump.
Rush Limbaugh let Wallace have it today (see below) during a segment on his show where he discussed media bias and the right of the president to criticize the bias.
“Trump is engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history.” ~ Chris Wallace
Wallace went on to criticize CNN for their biased coverage during the impeachment hearings but then pivoted back to criticize President Trump:
“Now let’s talk about the president. He has done everything he can to undercut the media, to try to delegitimize us. And I think his purpose is clear. To raise doubts when we report critically about him and his administration that we can be trusted.”
Chris Wallace at the @Newseum:
“I believe President Trump is engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history
…but many of our colleagues…see the president’s attacks…as a rationale, an excuse, to cross the line themselves to push back” pic.twitter.com/pqtYRczTol
— Marcus Baram (@mbaram) December 12, 2019
Rush Limbaugh let Wallace have it today during a segment called My Response to Chris Wallace on Trump and the Press.
Rush asked where it’s written that the press is immune from criticism. He also asked why the president can’t call the media out for lying about him.
“Where is it written that the press is immune from criticism?” ~ Rush Limbaugh
I would like somebody to tell me where it is written that the press cannot be criticized by anybody. By a president — you know, just because the press has constitutional reference in the First Amendment does not mean they are immune from criticism. The president gets all kinds of constitutional references, and it seems like the press thinks the reason they exist is to criticize and destroy this president and Richard Nixon and George W. Bush and to support presidents like and Barack Obama.
“If the president is being lied about, why can’t he say so?” ~ Rush Limbaugh
Okay. You want to do a chicken or egg thing, who started it. Okay. Well, you go back to the campaign, and Trump starts calling ’em fake news. Why did he call ’em fake news? Because they were demonstrably reporting a bunch of things that weren’t true. They were trying to make a big deal out of things that weren’t true. They had made it abundantly clear going as far back as the Republican primaries that they were gonna try to take this guy out.
So what’s he supposed to do, just sit there and watch them try to take him out without calling them out on it? And why is it that the media can say anything they want about whoever it is they’re targeting and whoever is the target cannot respond without being accused of destroying press freedom? The very existent of CNN and MSNBC and the New York Times today is the greatest evidence that there has been no interruption of press freedom that I can think of.