(UPDATED) And That’s a Wrap: Chris Wallace To Leave Fox News

Will the last reporter please shut off the lights?

Chris Wallace, a veteran anchor on Fox News and longtime host of “Fox News Sunday,” has announced he is leaving the network.

At the end of his weekly political show Sunday, Wallace noted it would be his last episode…

Wallace did not elaborate on why he had decided to leave Fox after 18 years except to say that he wanted to “go beyond politics.” A representative for the network did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday or to questions about plans for replacing Wallace as host of “Fox News Sunday.”

“I want to try something new, to go beyond politics to all the things I’m interested in,” Wallace said. “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.”

There’s no word from Uncle Rupert if they plan to scratch-out the word “news” from the network’s name. Anyway, as Fox News has become Pravda’s US competitor, hard news “stars” have been leaving.

UPDATE:

UPDATE 2: Confirmed –

Here’s my thumbnail sketch of the big three cable channels:

  • MSNBC is unique in that it has always been punditry, and not news. Whenever they need breaking news, they cut-away to NBC. They’ve been transparent about it since the very beginning, and I think should be applauded for that.
  • CNN (and Fox) have mixed hard news and punditry, with very little distinction between the commentary and news. CNN sometimes has their hard news anchors host commentary programs and it is hard to know when it shifts from news to punditry. The once-upon-a-time headline news is long gone, and they’ve eroded their brand. Pro tip: if CNN announce a (“powerhouse”) panel, what follows is bullshit, and you should turn it off before it hurts your brain. Thanks a lot, Zucker
  • Fox News used to have a pretty straight forward divide between hard news and punditry, but the hard news people have been leaving in droves the last few years and have not been replaced.

I’m certain I’m preaching to the choir here, but it’s important to know what you are consuming. Generally speaking, Cable News is not news, it’s opinion programming. You will not know what is going on in the world if that is all you intake, but you will know what the pundits think about what is going on in the world. It’s not the same thing.

Reminder: my comments on Streaming last weekend are validated by this move.

 

 

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10 Responses to (UPDATED) And That’s a Wrap: Chris Wallace To Leave Fox News

  1. sos says:

    As my mom would say: “We grow too soon old and too late smart.”

    Translated from the original Grandma: “Vi blir för tidigt gamla och för sent smarta.

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  2. purplehead says:

    Tengrain is my pundit, and that’s where I get my news. I trust his news.

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  3. spotthedog says:

    So CNN decided to replace one Chris with another Chris, is that how that works?

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  4. Martin Pollard says:

    I’m reading a lot of punditry on this news, and how they’re praising Wallace the Lesser for being some sort of “true, old school journalist” who finally “saw the light” and abandoned FQX (some say because of Smucker Snarlson’s 1/6 propaganda piece and the networks’ full-throated support of it and White Power Hour Snarlson in general). I’m even seeing lefties in left-leaning blogs and forums singing his praises.

    Am I the only one who remembers all the tongue baths he used to give to right-wingers and how he’d let them push their warped nonsense? Why am I experiencing deja vu over lefties giving a one-time “enemy” praise, only to likely see it blow up in their faces when the person they’re praising reverts to their old ways? (See: Brother Beck and his Traveling Salvation Show, to name just one.) As I see it, The Stain on the Wallace Family Name has a looooong way to go to make up for his past sins.

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    • tengrain says:

      I am not giving Wallace a pass, I hope it didn’t come across that way. Wallace was never an honest broker, and he won’t be at CNN+ either.

      What I am saying is that there is nary a fig leaf at FNC any longer. It’s all agitprop all the time.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  5. Kiwiwriter says:

    Given that Alex Jones is now officially a broke, stupid, lying loser, he would be a perfect replacement for Wallace on Fox.

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  6. MDavis says:

    Whatever happened to Shep, anyway?

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