Former Fox News host Chris Wallace has opened up about his surprising decision to jump to rival CNN last year – saying Fox News coverage beyond 2020 is “increasingly difficult” for him and he doesn’t I agree to broadcast the content of political conspiracy theories.
The veteran news anchor, who joined Fox News in 2003, said he didn’t feel the network’s shift until after former President Donald Trump lost in 2020. He said he couldn’t do his job anymore and couldn’t be satisfied with it, and he spent “a lot of 2021 looking for a different place for me to do my job”.
“I have no problem with opinions: conservative opinions, liberal opinions,” he said. “But when people started to question the truth – who won the 2020 election? Was January 6 a rebellion? – I found that was not sustainable”.
Wallace told The Times that he complained to Fox News management about the quasi-documentary “Patriot Purge,” in which Fox News host Tucker Carlson baselessly suggested that the 2021 U.S. Capitol rebellion was a” Operation “False Flags” to demonize the far right, among other conspiracies.
Fox News reporter Geraldo Rivera also chided Carlson when his series was released, calling the “false flag” claim “bullshit” on Twitter and calling him Colleagues described the Times report last October as “inflammatory, outrageous and unsubstantiated.”