For all those who like to respond to criticism of Fox News Channel commentators such as Glenn Beck, with the idea that there are, essentially, two Fox Newses – the “news” and the “opinion” shows – Media Matters for America has put together the following list. It shows the numerous times Fox News host Chris Wallace (a news guy) parrots Glenn Beck (a commentator).
- Wallace echoes Beck in airing Untouchables clip, referring to the Obama administration’s “Chicago way.”
- Wallace followed Beck’s lead in mainstreaming O’Keefe’s ACORN videos.
- Wallace and Beck repeat bogus claim that U.S. Chamber of Commerce “represents 3 million businesses.”
- Wallace’s “death book” smears followed Beck’s “death panels” smears.
- Wallace echoed Beck in asking if prosecution of Bush admin. will lead U.S. toward “what we’ve had in banana republics?”
- Beck and Wallace have both advanced the meme of Obama as an “apologist.”
- Beck and Wallace use fictional character “Jack Bauer” in defense of torture.
Keep in mind, that was one host and one commentator.
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