Chris Wallace was in full pander mode in an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to hawk a book during which he humble-bragged about purposely keeping some “crap-peddling” Republican politicians off of Fox News Sunday.
Colbert, who is more of a liberal activist than a variety show host or a comedian these days, teed up the seemingly anti-free-speech segment by claiming that those who have raised questions about the results of Election 2020 are irrational and/or cynical.
He implied that Wallace and his corporate media counterparts should de-platform them to avoid giving them credibility.
The Fox News host, a frequent Trump antagonist who botched the September 2020 presidential debate, responded that he has never seen anything in his 40 years in the D.C. swamp that compares to those who maintain that the presidential election was stolen.
Somewhat inconsistently, Wallace initially said that “I don’t believe you just sit there and say ‘I’m going to not have them on.’ But If I’m going to have them on, I’m going to hold them to account over and over…”
“There are plenty of people who were the leaders in the Congress of challenging [the election] that I just have not had on the show ever since then, and have purposefully not had on the show, because I don’t frankly wanna hear their crap,” Wallace boasted later in the segment.
Given his track record, it’s questionable if these same officials or others are all that anxious to interact with Wallace on his show. Wallace only occasionally poses tough questions to Democrats.
Watch the segment embedded below and draw your own conclusions:
“But having said that, there are some leaders that you have to ask them questions. There are people in leadership and the Senate, but I won’t let them come on without putting them through the wringer.”
The self-important Wallace, who looked like a kid in a candy store upon receiving applause from Colbert’s studio audience, also discounted the possibility that GOP officials as well as many in grassroots America have legitimate concerns about election integrity.
Wallace claimed that “some of them are [delusional], but what’s worse, I think more of them have cynically decided because of the Trump base, because they don’t want to get crosswise with the former president, they’re gonna say something they know is not true.”
Chris Wallace added that mob on January 6, one of the “worst days,” made him sick.
The breach of the U.S. Capitol by wrongdoers was universally condemned across the aisle. Again, it seemed that Wallace was fishing for more approval from Colbert and the audience.
The corporate media has taken the position that no “widespread” fraud occurred in Election 2020, and otherwise frowns on any further discussion of same, even amidst a flurry of mail-in ballots without chain-of-custody measures or signature verification that occurred in certain key battleground states.
Some election audits are underway, but it remains to be seen where this will lead.
Neither Wallace nor Colbert mentioned how the Democrats and their media allies spent roughly four years pushing an unfounded conspiracy theory that Russia hacked the election for Trump or that a number of Democrats challenged the Electoral College certification for Trump in January 2017.
In a recent interview with Hugh Hewitt, President Trump quipped that maybe Hewitt, Barstool Sports President Dave Portnoy, or Outkick boss Clay Travis should potentially moderate a 2024 presidential debate. “You shouldn’t use a Chris Wallace. He’s terrible. He was terrible. He had no control of the debate,” Trump insisted.
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