Fox’s Chris Wallace has always been an insufferable, know-it-all snob, willing to attack Trump as if he (Wallace) were free of bias. This from an early Wallace confrontation with a Trump spokesperson. They have gotten even better since then, at hitting back. That is why Wallace is so peeved.
But it wasn’t so obvious until Fox came under its “new management” ( the Murdoch ‘Liberal Boys”). Then, Chris was able to come into “his own”…that is, free to ‘show his ass’…which he has done so admirably for the past several months.
This past weekend, though, Wallace really gave viewers a good look at just how unbearable he has become!:
Chris Wallace: “I have to say that if Kayleigh McEnany had told Sam Donaldson and me what questions we should ask, that would not have gone well…”
The quote above is from a “discussion” Chris was having with his “panel”, which included the “Super Snide” , Never Trumper, Jonah Goldberg (and the easily ignorable, Mara Liasson, of PBS ‘fame’).
Chris wanted to remind his shrinking readership of what a ‘tough guy’ he was as a White House correspondent…apparently believing a comparison of himself to the annoying Sam Donaldson was self-flattering.
What really riled Chris and Jonah was when reporters were badgering McEnany about the ‘rebellious’ churches which, in some states were defying their governors’ orders to remain ‘locked down”.
McEnany responded by wondering aloud why the media seemed so against reopening churches, while bars, restaurants, marijuana shops, etc, were considered “essential” and permitted to operate? Why did reporters never ask those questions?
Well! Chris and Jonah were outraged at the press secretary…”the very ‘cheekiness’ of her to ‘question the religious beliefs of the press corps’!
The very idea of “telling reporters what questions they should ask”!!!
Wellsir, Chris Wallace is way too ‘tough a guy” to tolerate that!
We say, Kaleigh…YOU GO GIRL!!!! dlh
GOOD FOR THEM (the NY Post)! (via The Right Scoop)
The NY Post Editorial Board has come out in defense of Kayleigh McEnany today and her tough press briefings, telling the journalists who are crying about McEnany’s “contentious” style to “get over yourselves:
Is there anything more tedious than the press complaining about how it’s treated?
After grousing that Stephanie Grisham, President Trump’s former press secretary, never held a formal briefing, the media can’t stand that Kayleigh McEnany, her successor, has made those briefings too contentious.
McEnany steamrolls, she dodges, she lectures reporters on the questions they should be asking. It’s that last point that riles some journalists. “Indefensible and grotesque,” said Jonah Goldberg to Chris Wallace on Fox News. “I have to say that if Kayleigh McEnany had told Sam Donaldson and me what questions we should ask, that would not have gone well,” Wallace said.
To which Americans say: Stop whining!
“McEnany has decided to hit back…”
Of course the Trump administration is playing tough with the media — because the media has played tough with him before he was even elected. Nearly every question asked in the briefing room is usually in the loaded construction of, “As you know, things are terrible, and it’s your fault, care to comment?” McEnany has decided to hit back.
This isn’t about the First Amendment. The media in the United States can say whatever the hell it wants — and we, as the New York Post, thank heaven for that every day. But there’s nothing in the Constitution that says the press secretary has to be polite about it.
You know what word needs to be retired in the age of Trump? “Unprecedented.”
President John Adams signed a law making it a crime to criticize the government; 20 newspaper editors were imprisoned. Andrew Jackson not only had his own paper, edited by a member of his Cabinet, but it got government subsidies. Kayleigh McEnany hurting your feelings is not a constitutional crisis.
You buy ink by the barrel, fill the airwaves 24 hours a day and get millions of clicks on your Web sites. Victims? Get over yourselves.
To say the media has played tough with Trump is a huge understatement. It’s really been an all out attack on his presidency, blanketing the airwaves with every deep state conspiracy theory about Russian collusion and ‘quid pro quos’, even supporting House Democrats when they unfairly impeached Trump over nothing.
So yes, the NY Post is exactly right that these cry baby journalists need to get over themselves. McEnany has done a superb job and I love it every time she tells the media what they should be asking, because she’s always been right. Kudos to the NY Post for another great editorial.