Did Chris Wallace Really Say Fox News Isn’t Fair and Balanced?
News flash: Fox News is not fair and balanced. According to whom? The cable network’s star Sunday host, Chris Wallace.
Clips of the on-air duel between Wallace and Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart on Fox News Sunday have been lighting up the Intertubes. In an interview, the Fox anchor repeatedly tried to out-wit the faux anchor and portray him as an ideologue pushing a liberal partisan agenda. But Stewart explained—over and over—that he’s a comedian. He noted that his overall agenda is “about absurdity and corruption… It’s anti-contrivance.” And he rejected Wallace’s attempt to portray the rest of the mainstream media as a bunch of covert liberal schemers. The MSM’s true bias, Stewart insisted, is “toward sensationalism, conflict, and laziness.”