Chris Wallace claims he left Fox News because of the network’s increasing doubts about events like the January 6 riot and the 2020 election’s legitimacy.
Wallace said in an interview published by The New York Times on Sunday, “I just no longer felt comfortable with the content at Fox.”
After leaving Fox News in December, Wallace told The Times that staying there would be “unsustainable.”
Wallace Decided to Leave Fox News
Wallace told The Times, “I’m good with opinion: conservative opinion, liberal view.” But when sceptics begin to ask, “Who won the 2020 election? ” the reality begins to unravel. Was what happened on January 6 an insurrection? That’s hard for me to believe.
When CNN launched its streaming service, CNN+, Wallace decided to leave Fox News and join the network. The premiere of his new show, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace,” is next Tuesday.
The new Wallace show is more than just a forum for political discussion. It includes interviews with celebrities from all walks of life, such as William Shatner of “Star Trek” and Bob Iger, the former chairman of Disney.
After becoming disturbed by the change he said he sensed at Fox News, Wallace said he spent a lot of time looking for a new place to do his job.
Speaking to The Times, he expressed concern over Tucker Carlson’s reporting, which suggested the riot on January 6, 2021, was a “false flag” operation designed to sway public opinion against conservative Americans.
It’s possible that “some people might have drawn the line earlier, or at a different time,” Wallace told The Times.
Further, he said, “I think Fox has transformed over the course of the last year and a half. Still, I can see how “Gee, you were a slow learner, Chris” may be a reasonable criticism.
Wallace was a moderate voice on Fox News, which leans conservative. His “Fox News Sunday” programme at Fox News featured objective analysis of the week’s top stories.
He moderated a 2020 presidential discussion between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump, and received high marks for his efforts to keep Trump from repeatedly interrupting Biden.
I think we’d do the country a better service if we let both persons speak with fewer interruptions,” Wallace said Trump. I’m pleading with you, sir.
Wallace told The Times, “There has not been a moment when I have second-guessed myself about that decision.”