If you’re a sustained and loyal viewer of Fox News, then you’ve no doubt noticed a slow-growing chasm regarding a growing number of TV anchors, journalists and contributors, and their right-of-center audience.
News personalities like Megyn Kelly, Shepard Smith, Juan Williams, Andrew Napolitano, Chris Wallace, and others, have all come out of the progressive closet at various moments free to voice their opinion – thanks to the network’s new management and join other media outlets like the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and MSNBC.
Last week, Fox News host Chris Wallace did just that when he appeared at an event celebrating the First Amendment in Washington, D.C. using the opportunity to escalate his war of words against the President. He even suggested that Trump was “engaged in the most direct sustained assault on freedom of the press in our history.”
Wallace cleverly continued bashing the President, knowing that the President would certainly push back, stating that the President was trying “to raise doubts when we report critically about him and his administration that we can be trusted” and linked it to polls showing people doubting the First Amendment of the US Constitution.
Within a few sentences, the congenial blowhard successfully became the news, assuring himself of a few more progressive viewers tuning in on Sunday morning.
The 72-year old news anchor, son of the legendary Mike Wallace, continued berating the President, “He has done everything he can to undercut the media, to try and de-legitimize 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.”
And that’s where most loyal Fox viewers part company with the ever sliding network, in that rather than acknowledging the obvious bias within the media, Wallace instead portrays the media as victims, of a mean-spirited and tyrannical President attempting to destroy the First Amendment, when in fact it’s the media willfully destroying itself, with a continues stream of bogus reporting, designed to damage the administration.
Wallace continued his assault on the President, citing a Freedom Forum Institute poll that found almost 30% of Americans think the First Amendment goes too far, with 77% of responders saying fake news is a serious threat to democracy.
However what Wallace will not admit regarding the reason why a large majority of Americans distrust the news, aren’t Trump’s tweets or calling them “fake news” at those overflowing rallies, but rather the facts that Wallace and the rest of the self-serving media avoids.
Consider this, a recent survey (one of many) taken from June 1st to September 30th by the Media Research Center, viewing some 1,007 prime-time news stories about President Trump on ABC, CBS, and NBC, found that 92% of the coverage was negative, with just 8% positive.
Media Research Center concluded within their survey, “Over the summer, the broadcast networks have continued to pound Donald Trump and his team with the most hostile coverage of a president in TV news history.”
Or this, both The Washington Post and The New York Times won the 2018 Pultizer Prize for their national reporting of President Donald Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia. They were awarded $15,000 in a joint prize.
The award presentation cited the journalists, “For deeply sourced, relentlessly reported coverage in the public interest that dramatically furthered the nation’s understanding of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and its connections to the Trump campaign, the President-elect’s transition team, and his eventual administration. (The New York Times entry, submitted in this category, was moved into contention by the Board and then jointly awarded the Prize.)”
However only after the Mueller report was released, was the Russian hoax revealed along with the shoddy “deeply sourced” Post and Times reporting…which no doubt would be considered “fake news” any day of the week.
Moreover, let’s not forget CNN’s personal vendetta against Trump, uncovered by “Project Veritas,” in which President James O’Keefe recorded and videotaped CNN honcho Jeffrey Zucker instructing his reporters to ignore all other news stories and focus only on impeachment coverage.
Cary Poarch, who works at CNN’s Washington D.C. Bureau, tells Project Veritas “I decided to wear a hidden camera…to expose the bias running rampant” at the network.
What is even more striking is the number of editorial boards who endorsed Hillary Clinton over Trump during the 2016 campaign, over 400 compared to just 6 for Trump.
Thus President Trump was correct in 2012, when he sparred with Wallace, telling him he’ll “never be his father.”