“He bears the primary responsibility for what happened on Tuesday.”
Poor Chrissy Wallace, we feel for you. NOT!
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The headline at Mediaite that pushed me to write about the debate again is this:
Chris Wallace Works Through ‘PTSD’ to Relive Chaotic Debate: Trump ‘Bears the Primary Responsibility for What Happened’
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is nothing to joke about.
Wallace you would have been better off yesterday simply keeping your mouth shut. You said in advance of the debate that you wanted to be as “invisible” as possible, but you weren’t as you clearly felt Biden needed help and joined the debate yourself.
You would do the country a great service now if you disappeared from view for awhile.
But, no you had to talk to the media including the New York Times to make sure you didn’t get blamed for the mess.
Here is Mediaite:
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace is speaking out on television for the first time since the debate over which he presided on Tuesday night — and he’s putting most of the blame for the chaotic event on President Donald Trump.
Appearing on Bill Hemmer Reports Thursday, Wallace got his much-anticipated segment off to a lighthearted start by reacting tongue-in-cheek to a clip of the debate showing a particularly frantic sequence.
“I had just gotten over the PTSD,” Wallace joked. “And then you put me right back into it.”
“I thought, ‘We’re going to have a real debate here,’” Wallace said — noting that he took Trump’s first interruption of former Vice President Joe Biden as a sign that an organic conversation would take place. “It became clearer and clearer over time that this was something different, and that the president was determined to try to butt in and throw Joe Biden off … I saw [a] Fox analysis that indicates the president interrupted either Biden’s answers or my questions a total of 145 times, which is way more than one a minute.
What a lying sack. I just tried to find out how many times each participant interrupted and found the number all over the map on Trump (but none as high as 145). I found nothing in my quick look for counts on Biden and Wallace interruptions.
“He [Trump] bears the primary responsibility for what happened on Tuesday.”
And now here is USA Today trumpeting the Wallace whine-fest.
Chris Wallace: Trump ‘bears the primary responsibility for what happened’ during debate
In his first interview following the insult-laden debate, Wallace told the New York Times Wednesday that he “never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did.”
“Generally speaking, I did as well as I could, so I don’t have any second thoughts there,” Wallace said.
“I’m just disappointed with the results. For me, but much more importantly, I’m disappointed for the country, because it could have been a much more useful evening than it turned out to be.” [Cry me a river!—ed]
Wallace, who also moderated the final 2016 presidential debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton, added:
“I’m a pro. I’ve never been through anything like this.”
In hindsight, Wallace said he agreed with his critics, admitting, “I don’t know that I ever really did” seize control of the debate. But the veteran anchor said he didn’t have “advance warning” of Trump’s game plan.
Implication of that last line is that Trump played a dirty trick on the “pro” Wallace.
I know there are plenty of analysis out there about the debate and how it went off the tracks, but here is one I found useful and persuasive.
Wallace claimed he chose the topics and wrote the questions seemingly all skewed toward Leftwing talking points. I am still fuming because there were no questions on immigration, the border, Islamic terrorism, or bringing our troops home from useless Middle East wars (wars that Biden has supported).
Please don’t do all of your news viewing and reading at Fox News going forward!