Chris Wallace is going rogue.
In a chat with the Associated Press Thursday, the Fox News Sunday anchor said he wasn’t a fan of his colleagues’ increasingly vitriolic attacks on the media.
“It bothers me,” he told the wire service. “I don’t like them bashing the media, because oftentimes what they’re bashing is stuff that we on the news side are doing. I don’t think they recognize that they have a role at Fox News and we have a role at Fox News. I don’t know what’s in their head. I just think it’s bad form.”
Wallace, as the AP noted, didn’t name names, but media bashing has become an increasingly popular subject for the network’s opinion fire-breathers, like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson (and perhaps soon Laura Ingraham).
As the host of Fox News Sunday, Wallace competes with some of the industry’s most venerable brands including “Meet the Press” and “Face the Nation.” His tough interviews — particularly with Trump administration surrogates — are often widely praised.
In the past, Fox News has strenuously insisted that the distinction between their news and opinion content is robust; Wallace told the AP that he has never faced any internal pressure from management to alter his content.