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On Friday, two days after Fox News host Chris Wallace’s widely panned moderation of the first presidential debate, the embattled newsman-turned-liberal advocate reportedly made approximately eight appearances on the network, leading some to wonder if he was being “paraded” out in an attempt to restore his damaged reputation.
Yet his appearances seemed to always involve him either trashing President Donald Trump and his top officials, or lecturing the president’s supporters about one thing or another.
During one appearance that afternoon on Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” he used the president’s coronavirus diagnosis from earlier that morning to lecture the president’s supporters about wearing a mask.
“If I could say one thing to all of the people out there watching: Forget the politics. This is a public safety health issue. The president of the United States is in the most secure bubble in the world in the sense that everybody who comes in contact with him has to take a test, and he still got it, so wear the damn mask and follow the science!” he exclaimed.
But some have argued that the president’s diagnosis proves that even the strictest protocols and lockdown measures can’t prevent the spread of the virus, thus suggesting that the focus should be on protecting the vulnerable, not restricting the movements and lives of those who are at significantly lower risk of contracting the virus.
Listen to Wallace below:
He also appeared on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” where he proceeded to question White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas’s otherwise unblemished credentials.
The rant was provoked by Atlas having predicted that the president and first lady Melania Trump will make “a complete, full and rapid recovery.”
“I’m going to say something and, folks, I’m just trying to give you the truth. Dr. Scott Atlas is not an epidemiologist, is not an infectious disease specialist. He has no training in this area at all,” the opinionated “newsman” opined.
“I know I’m going to get a lot of pushback from this. … One, he can’t know, because the president is just in the earliest stages of this. And two, I understand the desire of the White House and its political people to try to talk this down, and I’m not certainly trying to talk it up, and I hope and pray the president is fine.”
Chris Wallace rips Dr. Scott Atlas’ credentials after he predicts Trump will make full and fast recovery https://t.co/Dp3eAyqZqI
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 2, 2020
He definitely got a lot of “pushback.”
Chris Wallace on why people shouldn’t trust Dr. Scott Atlas: He’s not an epidemiologist!
The entire world to Chris Wallace: Dr. Fauci is not an epidemiologist either!
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) October 2, 2020
Now Chris Wallace is busy criticizing DOCTOR Scott Atlas’s medical credentials. What a joke.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) October 2, 2020
Chris Wallace just said, “Wear the damn mask!”
Now he’s blasting Dr. Scott Atlas. WTF?
Wallace is unhinged. Trump broke him.
— 𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓪 (@Rockprincess818) October 2, 2020
Why is Chris Wallace attacking Scott Atlas for putting out a positive and hopeful message regarding President Trump! Chris Wallace is trying to sync to the bottom of the barrel as fast as he can. Disgusting!!!
— Proud Texan (@MustangMan_TX) October 2, 2020
Chris Wallace just attack Dr. Scott Atlas because he’s not an “epidemiologist like Fauci and Birx.”
Except Fauci and Birx aren’t epidemiologists either. 🤡
— WindTalker (@nmlinguaphile) October 2, 2020
Wallace reportedly appeared on the network several additional times Friday, inspiring critics to complain that Fox was parading him out like a “king.”
According to legendary Hollywood actor James Woods, however, Wallace “is done,” and there’s nothing that can be done or said to restore his credibility.
Others seem to share this belief.
Look (*Language warning):
Chris Wallace is done. He’s Megyn Kelly with a smaller dick, but the same sad future in journalism. https://t.co/x7pQwWSBt0
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) October 3, 2020
Chris Wallace has literally been on EVERY @FoxNews program today. They are desperate to restore his credibility. Too late. He’s going the way of Megyn Kelly. Nothing you can do about it.
— mymia (@mymia59) October 2, 2020
Wallace has crapped in his own hat and FOX is trying to get rid of the smell.He isn’t on that much but since FOX is leaning so far left they are trying to cover his ass.We all know,FOX knows Wallace dislike for Trump & tries to hurt on any chance.
— Jim Allred (@allred_jim) October 2, 2020
Wallace is The Prince of Never Trumpers now being paraded on networks…..
— lipstickpundit (@lipstickpundit1) October 2, 2020
I had to turn it! I said a bad word (LOUD) and my son ran out of his room to see what happened!😂😂 I’m tired of them parading that little twirp around like a rooster!
— Cindy J Tyler✝️🇺🇸 (@Cindylouwhoo62) October 2, 2020
He’s reaped what he’s sown. He is responsible for that disaster of a debate and in his arrogance, he has the nerve to blame Trump for his failed format. He demanded respect and submission from a man that he hasn’t shown any respect for four years. He’s reaped what he’s sown
— JimmyH (@RatpackJimmy) October 3, 2020
The truth is that Wallace isn’t done until Fox News decides he’s done, ergo why some have begun petitioning the network to boot him from Fox News’ “Fox News Sunday” and replace him with Brit Hume.
“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,” BizPac Review writer Jon Dougherty opined after the first debate earlier this week.
“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. So, here’s an informal petition imploring Fox News to salvage Fox News Sunday; swap Chris Wallace for Brit Hume permanently and watch the ratings soar!”
Petition to Fox News: Replace Chris Wallace with Brit Hume as the host of Fox News Sunday https://t.co/yESND7Vj7S via @BIZPACReview
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) September 28, 2020
A petition has also emerged on Change.org calling for Wallace’s complete ouster. It appears folks just want him to go away already.
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