During his first interview since leaving Fox News, Chris Wallace explained that he left Fox News in part because of Tucker Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” documentary.
He added that people at Fox News were starting “to question the truth” and specifically cited those questioning the 2020 election and the events on January 6th.
So why did Mr. Wallace change the channel?
“I’m fine with opinion: conservative opinion, liberal opinion,” Mr. Wallace said in his first extensive interview about his decision to leave. “But when people start to question the truth — Who won the 2020 election? Was Jan. 6 an insurrection? — I found that unsustainable.”
“I spent a lot of 2021 looking to see if there was a different place for me to do my job,” he added.
He confirmed reports that he was so alarmed by Mr. Carlson’s documentary “Patriot Purge” — which falsely suggested the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a “false flag” operation intended to demonize conservatives — that he complained directly to Fox News management.
“Before, I found it was an environment in which I could do my job and feel good about my involvement at Fox,” Mr. Wallace said of his time at the network. “And since November of 2020, that just became unsustainable, increasingly unsustainable as time went on.”
Far be it from me to question Mr. Wallace’s motives for leaving the number one cable television network in the nation, but I wonder if the real reason was something a bit more personal? Could it be that he could not bear the fact that he hosted one of the lowest-rated programs on Fox? Is it possible that he was so envious of Mr. Carlson’s success, that he simply lost his mind?
That could explain why Mr. Wallace abandoned a network where he was given the opportunity to query some of the world’s most prominent power players to take a job interviewing washed-up stars of yesteryear in a sparse, low-budget studio. I suspect Mr. Wallace will feel quite at home.
Chris Wallace isn’t the only RINO to depart from Fox News.
RINOs Steve Hayes and Jonah Goldberg also departed due to Tucker Carlson’s “Patriot Purge” documentary.