Anchor Chris Wallace is in support and praised President Joe Biden’s first address before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday evening. He predicted that it would be a “popular speech” with most Americans.
Moments later, an on-air colleague swooped in to take a jab at his analysis.
Fox News anchor Wallace specifically cited Biden’s pitch for infrastructure and child-care spending plans as a reason why, in the anchor’s view, many Americans will come away with a positive view of the address.
The anchor is claiming and representing himself as a bipartisan reporter, and clearly, there is nothing “bipartisan” about his behavior when it came to Trump and now Biden.
It seems like he’s throwing away his reputation because he has a raging case of TDS.
Just when you think Chris Wallace can’t sink any lower down the political rabbit hole, he goes and proves you wrong.
This guy is literally on a mission to “save” Joe Biden and his latest “Biden drool fest” should cost him his job at Fox News.
Wallace presents himself as a bipartisan reporter, and clearly, there is nothing “bipartisan” about his behavior when it came to Trump and now Biden.
How can anyone take this man seriously? He’s throwing away his reputation because he has a raging case of TDS.
Wallace was quick to gush over President Joe Biden’s speech last night, claiming that it would be “popular” because after the COVID-19 pandemic, people “now feel more trusting and more in need of government.”
“I think this is going to be a popular speech with the American public,” Wallace said. “He offered a lot of stuff. Four trillion will buy a lot of stuff from millions of jobs to child care to community health centres, all kinds of stuff, community colleges.”
“And the other thing that’s pretty popular is he said: You’re not going to have to pay for it. Big corporations are going to pay for it,” he added.
“People making more than $400,000 are going to pay for it, but the vast majority of people watching tonight aren’t. So, offering a lot of stuff and saying you aren’t going to have to pay for it is pretty popular.”
“I think they’ve calculated that after COVID, that people have come to have a different feeling about government — that they now feel more trusting and more in need of government,” Wallace continued. “And so, where this might have turned a lot of people off —and probably still will— they believe the majority of people are going to say: the government’s here and they’re here to help.”
The Fox News Sunday anchor went on to say that the administration has made a “calculation” that after the coronavirus pandemic “people come to have a different feeling about government” and that “they now feel more trusting and more in need of government.”
At the same time, Wallace said that pushing a message that the government is here to help could also turn “a lot of people off,” something fellow anchor Martha MacCallum agreed with.
Moments later, however, Fox News contributor and The Federalist founder Ben Domenech took a shot at Wallace’s analysis, bringing up his past praise for Biden’s inaugural address.
“Last time I was on air talking at the same time as Chris Wallace about a Joe Biden speech, he waxed eloquently about how it was so powerful and unifying,” the right-wing pundit snarked. “I don’t think that turned out to be true at all, it turned out to be a complete tissue of lies that Republicans rejected.”
Domenech continued: “It’s not something that led to any bipartisanship. I expect the same result from this speech. It’s going to be a political blip—immediately forgotten. It’s not going to change the course of anything in Washington, which is a now mono-partisan affair under Joe Biden.”
Following Biden’s inaugural address in January, Wallace claimed it was “the best inaugural address” he had ever heard and a “call to our better angels.” Wallace also took heat at that time from his Fox colleagues for his analysis, specifically from Greg Gutfeld, who roundly mocked and mimicked the longtime anchor.
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