Congratulations to Chris Wallace, who announced Sunday that after a lengthy stint anchoring “Fox News Sunday,” he will be leaving the channel. Reports are that he’s joining CNN, where presumably he can more openly live his truth as a Joe Biden supporter.
I have no idea what Fox plans to do in terms of replacing Wallace, but can it please be with someone who doesn’t think it’s his job to promote the sensibilities of the Washington establishment?
That’s all the Sunday news shows are good for anymore, including at Fox, where Wallace asked all the right questions (which is to say, the ones his peers in the media and no one else cares about) and booked all the right guests (which is to say, the ones who live in the D.C. area and work at places like the Washington Post or some other “respected” publication).
It would be nice if a Sunday show didn’t do what 90 percent of the news media do every other day of the week, which is to create a consensus for themselves (which is precisely how we were forced to endure four years of Trump-Russia) and then endlessly promote it to the rest of us.
Is it written somewhere that the next person to anchor “Fox News Sunday” has to compete with George Stephanopoulos and Chuck Todd by being another version of George Stephanopoulos and Chuck Todd?
Do something else. It might even be interesting. Fox is usually pretty good at that, and now is as good a time as ever.