The mainstream media is not the “news”; let’s just go ahead and establish that point of order right now.
Instead, it is an amalgam of infotainment channels whose actors just found a loophole that keeps them from having to acquire SAG cards to work. Their job is not delivering information, but editorializing it in such a way that you stick around through the commercial breaks to pay attention.
And, as such, there are different “news” stations for different political ideologies, and, at times, some of the hired personalities cease to fit within their employers’ slant, forcing them to move on to some other station.
This week was no exception.
Chris Wallace is leaving Fox News. He is set to join CNN’s soon-to-launch streaming platform CNN+, as first reported by Variety and confirmed by Mediaite. (UPDATE: CNN has confirmed the news on its media show Reliable Sources)Trending:
In an announcement made at the close of this week’s Fox News Sunday, Wallace shared news of his departure.
“After 18 years — this is my final FOX News Sunday,” Wallace said. “It is the last time — and I say this with real sadness — we will meet like this. Eighteen years ago, the bosses here at Fox promised me they would never interfere with a guest I booked or a question I asked. And they kept that promise. I have been free to report to the best of my ability, to cover the stories I think are important, to hold our country’s leaders to account. It’s been a great ride. We’ve covered five presidential elections, interviewed every president since George H.W. Bush, travelled the world — sitting down with France’s Emanuel Macron and Russia’s Vladimir Putin. And I’ve gotten to spend Sunday mornings with you. It may sound corny, but I feel we’ve built a community here. There’s a lot you can do on Sundays. The fact you’ve chosen to spend this hour with us is something I cherish. But after 18 years, I have decided to leave Fox. I want to try something new, to go beyond politics to all the things I’m interested in. I’m ready for a new adventure. And I hope you’ll check it out. And so —for the last time, dear friends — that’s it for today. Have a great week. And I hope you’ll keep watching FOX News Sunday.”
Wallace had been the recipient of great criticism of late, as he consistently appeared to be straying from Fox’s conservative slant, particularly when it came to the subject of former President Donald Trump.