“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace announced on-air he’s leaving the conservative cable channel after 18 years. The news came abruptly – MSNBC’s Brian Williams’ exit was announced a month in advance.
The Daily Beast reports the “Fox News Sunday moderator shockingly announced that this week’s episode of the political talk show would be his last, telling viewers it was with ‘real sadness’ that he was departing both the Sunday series and network.”
Wallace isn’t retiring, however, he “is exiting to ‘try something new.’ A source told The Daily Beast that new gig is with CNN’s streaming service.”
Wallace is seen by many as the only legitimate journalist the far right wing network had left. Unlike most of the others, Wallace often challenged Republicans on their own lies.
Washington Post media critic Erik Wemple noted that Wallace “and Bret Baier had recently objected to the Tucker Carlson documentary ‘Patriot Purge.'”
On social media reaction was quick.
No, Chris Wallace doesn’t get points for being a human shield while working at the most treasonous, untruthful and hateful “News” channel in the history of the U.S. He sold his name and reputation so Fox News could spend every day making the country, the media & your life worse.
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) December 12, 2021
Everyone in journalism loves Chris Wallace so it’s pretty cool that his final guest on Fox News Sunday was election denier and coup supporter Lindsey Graham who was allowed to spread misinformation for 12 minutes without being challenged once by the great journalist Chris Wallace https://t.co/VuTqOEsa4k
— Matt Negrin, HOST OF HARDBALL AT 7PM ON MSNBC (@MattNegrin) December 12, 2021
I’ve been on Fox News Sunday and sparred pretty regularly with other guests but Chris Wallace always treated me fairly. Unlike other shows on Fox that work to sandbag Dems. Looking forward to his next adventure. https://t.co/TSDqn18hQ4
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) December 12, 2021
Chris Wallace was the only redeeming factor of the entire dumpster fire that is Fox News.
— John Collins (@Logically_JC) December 12, 2021
Chris Wallace is leaving Fox News effective immediately. He’s effectively climbing out of the sewer and leaving the rats behind.
— Amy Lynn👣❤ (@AmyAThatcher) December 12, 2021
The thing I want to know regarding Chris Wallace is: why aren’t Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Jeanine Pirro, Maria Bartiromo, and Laura Ingraham in prison?
— Andrea Junker (@Strandjunker) December 12, 2021
Chris Wallace, The last journalist on Fox News just announced he’s quitting his job. 👍
— Republicans against Trumpism (@RpsAgainstTrump) December 12, 2021
Chris Wallace is leaving Fox News.
The Bullshit Factory lost the only janitor they had.
— Smite!⚡️ (@7Veritas4) December 12, 2021
Without Chris Wallace, who is left from the straight news side at Fox? Anyone?
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) December 12, 2021
Chris Wallace just abruptly quit Fox News, hopefully he turns out the lights in their news division since he was the last one there.
— Grant Stern is boosted! (@grantstern) December 12, 2021
Chris Wallace leaving Fox News. That shit really gonna be a klan meeting now
— cheese (@Jesse_Cheese) December 12, 2021
Enjoy this piece?
… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.
NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.
Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.
Fox News Chief Lachlan Murdoch to Be Deposed in $1.6 Billion Dominion Defamation Case
Lachlan Murdoch, the executive chairman and CEO of Fox News‘ parent company, Fox Corporation, is set to be deposed next week in a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit. Dominion Voting Systems, which manufactures voting machines, claims the eldest Murdoch son and his father, Rupert Murdoch, have responsibility in Fox News promoting pro-Trump false election fraud claims it says has caused its company harm.
Murdoch is “scheduled to face questions from Dominion’s lawyers on Monday in Los Angeles, according to multiple reports, and will be the highest-ranking official at Fox to be deposed by Dominion,” The Hill reports.
Fox News propagandists Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson have already faced Dominion’s attorneys.
After a federal judge in June ruled the case could move forward, Law & Crime explained, “Dominion’s lawsuit contends that Rupert and his son Lachlan Murdoch personally caused Fox News to broadcast false claims about their role in the 2020 election, even though the Murdochs knew former President Donald Trump’s election fraud narrative was false.”
Rupert Murdoch reportedly spoke with Donald Trump just days after the 2020 presidential election to tell him he had lost.
Judge Eric M. Davis ruled there is “a reasonable inference that Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch either knew Dominion had not manipulated the election or at least recklessly disregarded the truth when they allegedly caused Fox News to propagate its claims about Dominion.”
“Dominion has successfully brought home actual malice to the individuals at Fox Corporation who it claims to be responsible for the broadcasts,” Judge Davis added, Law & Crime reported.
A federal judge has rejected Fox News’ First Amendment defense. The case is expected to be argued before a jury early next year.
82-Year-Old Black Woman Arrested and Handcuffed by Alabama Police Over $77 Unpaid Trash Bill
Martha Menefield, an 82-year-old Black woman in Valley, Alabama, had police officers show up to her home on Sunday and arrest her for failing to pay a $77 trash bill, CBS42 reports.
Menefield told CBS42 that she thought the bill had already been paid, “but they said it hadn’t.”
“And the cuffs,” she said, her eyes swelling with tears. “They’re so heavy.”
When the officer told her not to cry, Menefield asked him, “How would you feel if they came and arrested your grandmama?”
“I’m just happy my grandkids weren’t here to see that,” Menefield said, her voice shaking. “That would have upset them. I was so ashamed. And it’s been bothering me.”
In a post on the city’s social media account, Valley’s police chief defended the arrest.
“City of Valley Code Enforcement Officers issued Ms. Menefield a citation in August of 2022 for non-payment for trash services for the months of June, July, and August,” Chief Mike Reynolds’ statement said. “Prior to issuing the citation, Code Enforcement tried to call Ms. Menefield several times and attempted to contact her in person at her residence. When contact could not be made, a door hanger was left at her residence. The hanger contained information on the reason for the visit and a name and contact phone number for her to call. The citation advised Ms. Menefield that she was to appear in court on September 7, 2022, in reference to this case. A warrant for Failure to Pay-Trash was issued when she did not appear in court.”
Since the arrest, Menefield has been thinking about the role of God in her life.
“I’ve been questioning God a little bit,” she said. “I guess cause I’ve been so upset. I had a daycare here for eight years, and I’ve been asking the Lord. I say ‘Why did this happen to me as much as I’ve done for people, Lord? I’ve paid my tithes every Sunday. I ushered at church. I was just questioning. Something’s just not right.”
Read the full report over at CBS42.
Right Wing Social Media Platform Parler Announces Kanye West Will No Longer Buy It in ‘Interest of Both Parties’
After Kanye West‘s antisemitic and racist remarks last month, which led to him being deplatformed by Twitter and Instagram, the extremist artist and rapper announced he was purchasing the right wing “free speech” social media platform Parler, which performs little content moderation.
On Thursday, hours after West went on far right extremist and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ show and praised Adolf Hitler, Parler issued a statement saying by mutual agreement West would not be purchasing the platform.
But the Parler statement, which came from its parent company, also claimed the decision had been made weeks ago.
“In response to numerous media inquiries, Parlement Technologies would like to confirm that the company has mutually agreed with Ye to terminate the intent of sale of Parler,” Parler said on Twitter. “This decision was made in the interest of both parties in mid-November.”
On Thursday, stunning many, West told Alex Jones, “I see good things about Hitler,” as Consequence reported. “Every human being has something of value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler.”
When West had agreed to purchase Parler, he stated, “In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves.”
CNBC reported last month that “Parler, which initially launched in 2018, was swept up in controversy last year over the role it played in the Jan. 6, 2021, riots at the Capitol building. That led a slew of tech companies, including Google and Amazon, to blacklist the service, rendering its app and website inaccessible.”
Owens, promoting nationalism, told young supporters in London, “Whenever we say nationalism, the first thing people think about, at least in America, is Hitler.”
“But if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK, fine. The problem is that he wanted, he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalise. He wanted everybody to be German, everybody to be speaking German. Everybody to look a different way. To me, that’s not nationalism.”
Hitler was responsible for the slaughter of up to 17 million people.
Image via Tinseltown / Shutterstock
- RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM3 days ago
Marco Rubio Lashes Out Against Passage of Same-Sex Marriage Bill After His Attempt to Create Special Religious Rights Fails
- RIGHT WING EXTREMISM2 days ago
Chasten Buttigieg Stunned as Nicolle Wallace Reports New DHS Warning Lists LGBTQ People as ‘Targets of Potential Violence’
- News3 days ago
Five Engines of Secret Service Rental Vehicles for the President’s Thanksgiving Break Catch Fire
- RIGHT WING EXTREMISM2 days ago
Florida Sheriff Angry School Kids No Longer Fear Having Their Behinds ‘Torn Off’ Vows to Be Their ‘Worst Nightmare’
- News3 days ago
In Angry Letter McCarthy Warns Thompson J6 Docs ‘Do Not Belong to You’ – After Defending Trump Taking Classified Info
- News3 days ago
Trump Allies So Shaken by His White Supremacist Dinner a Top Campaign Aide Will Now ‘Be Present With Him at All Times’
- RIGHT WING EXTREMISM3 days ago
Charlie Kirk, Purveyor of ‘Rigged’ Election Lie, Complains GOP Lost ‘Because a Lot of People Do Not Trust the System’
- News2 days ago
‘I Thought He Was Going to Beat Me’: Yet Another Herschel Walker Accuser Steps Forward