People who watch FOX News owe Tucker Carlson a debt of gratitude.
It turns out that he was one of the driving factors behind liberal never-Trumper Chris Wallace leaving the network.
Apparently, Tucker’s January 6th documentary was a bridge too far for Wallace.
Tucker Carlson Broke Never Trumper Chris Wallace
Chris Wallace, the disgraced ex-Fox News Channel host, took a number of cheap shots at his former place of employment during an exclusive interview with The New York Times.
“I just no longer felt comfortable with the programming at Fox,” said Wallace, the notorious never-Trumper.
Mr. Wallace left Fox News after nearly two decades to take a low-level job hosting a digital program on CNN, the fledgling leftwing news channel.
He castigated both the network and Tucker Carlson, the top-rated host in all of cable television.
“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.”
Mr. Wallace told The Times he spent “a lot of 2021 looking to see if there was a different place for me to do my job.”
He told the newspaper 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.”
The network is better without him.
“Before, I found it was an environment in which I could do my job and feel good about my involvement at Fox,” said former Fox anchor Chris Wallace.
“And since November of 2020, that just became unsustainable, increasingly unsustainable as time went on.” https://t.co/gxIh8rO1cO
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) March 28, 2022
It’s hilarious to hear someone complaining about the truth after they’ve accepted a job at CNN.