Chris Wallace dropped a surprise on Sunday as he announced on his show that he is immediately leaving Fox News.
Fox News appears to have been caught by surprise by Chris Wallace announcing that he is leaving as of today. pic.twitter.com/LjM0uqsjJL
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) December 12, 2021
The New York Times reported that Wallace is leaving Fox for CNN’s new streaming service and that the television industry was caught off guard by his departure, “His exit from Fox News came as a surprise to the television news industry and will deprive the network of a prominent figure who has been the face of its influential Sunday program Fox News Sunday, and the first anchor at the network to receive an Emmy Award nomination for his work.”
Obviously, Fox News didn’t prepare any big goodbyes or tributes to Wallace. After 18 years, Wallace just announced that he was leaving and was gone. In contrast, when MSNBC’s Brian Williams left this week, he had a month-long farewell, and viewers knew in advance that he was going.
Chris Wallace is one of the Fox News anchors who objected to Tucker Carlson and the increasingly white supremacist/ domestic terrorist/right-wing extremist tone of Fox’s programming.
Fox News has lost one of their few remaining credible voices, as Wallace’s departure signals the network’s accelerating slide into right-wing extremism.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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