Fox News is in some really big trouble and it’s getting worse.
Their ratings are in the toilet, and viewers have lost complete “trust” in the so-called “fair and balanced” cable network.
Not to mention, they can’t keep their TDS hosts quiet.
And speaking of TDS, nobody at Fox New has a bigger case of Stage 5 TDS than Chris Wallace.
It doesn’t help Fox News much to keep someone like him around – you’ll recall, he practically debated for Joe Biden during the first debate against President Trump.
Although I’ll likely never be a Fox Viewer again, I’d still like to see someone like Wallace get his just rewards.
And one conservative writer has a brilliant way to make that happen…once and for all.
Replace him with Brit Hume, who has proven he’s much fairer.
Wallace appears to have lost his ability to refrain from editorializing, basing many of interviews with administration officials not on eliciting relevant information but rather to mire them in minutia while belaboring irrelevant points.
By comparison, Fox News senior political correspondent Brit Hume has emerged as someone who, without being entirely deferential to the president, at least appears to many as a far more objective anchor and less prone to developing ‘narratives’ instead of questions aimed at Trump administration officials and the president himself.
Filling in for Wallace on Sunday, for example, Hume deftly maneuvered liberal Harvard law professor Lawrence Tribe into revealing his true views on the Constitution he has taught to students by asking him to respond to Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
After allowing Tribe to explain why he opposed it, Hume asked a point-blank question about the constitutionality of the nomination and managed to elicit a stunning response from Tribe by staying on target.
“Speaking of the Constitution, sir, do you find any support for your argument in the Constitution itself?” Hume asked.
“I’m not suggesting it’s unconstitutional to go ahead [with Barrett’s confirmation hearings]. It’s perfectly constitutional. But a lot of things that are constitutional are stupid,” Tribe responded.
Hume also hasn’t spared Democrats and leftists who get the kid gloves treatment from the vast majority of other news organizations:
— He characterized Biden’s nomination acceptance speech as containing “the same black grievance politics we’ve been hearing for decades now.”
“It was absolutely boilerplate dressed up in some well-done rhetoric. But that’s really what it was,” he added.
— Hume played it straight when Tucker Carlson asked him about the effects of shutting down much of the country to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The models that were the basis for these drastic restrictions that we have placed on ourselves as a country to combat the coronavirus [were flawed],” Hume said. “We may or may not have flattened the curve, but we’ve certainly flattened the economy. At least 10 million people are out of work based on the unemployment claims. And millions more either are or will be soon.”
— He characterized as “absurd” CNN host Don Lemon’s claim that Trump’s coronavirus briefings were his “new rallies.”
“I think the comparison being made here is absurd,” Hume told Fox News host Martha MacCallum, noting further that Lemon’s comment “seems to be on its face preposterous.”
— The senior political correspondent also said what almost no one else in his industry has been willing to admit: That Biden, while a “genuinely nice guy,” is nevertheless, “like many people his age…losing his memory, and is getting senile.”
It’s refreshing to see a newsman with Hume’s experience not succumb to the biases of his industry and politics in general that he’s lost the ability to be an honest broker of what is happening around him (and us).
Increasingly, it is becoming more difficult to say the same about Wallace.
Now, this is a brilliant idea, and with all the trouble that Fox News is facing right now, this might be a gesture of good-will, since Wallace is such an out-of-the-closet Trump-hater.
That way, Wallace will be free to go to MSNBC, the place where all other reject hosts with TDS go to slowly waste away in hate and misery.
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