By Jim Campbell
February 7th, 2021
Wallace follows in his lefty father’s footsteps proving the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
Chris Wallace is a registered Democrat who hosts “Fox News Sunday,” a child of two Jews who keeps a rosary by his bedside, a Washington wonk who has vacationed in Italy with George Clooney.
A son of the renowned correspondent Mike Wallace, he was schooled at Hotchkiss and Harvard and worked at NBC and ABC (including as host of “Meet the Press”) before landing at Fox News, an organization founded in part to bedevil the pieties of the Eastern establishment that had shaped him.
Presidents of both parties have regarded him with suspicion. Bill Clinton once accused him of having a “little smirk on your face,” Barack Obama avoided his program for eight years, and President Trump declared him “nasty & obnoxious” and a “Mike Wallace wannabe.”
All that is to say that Mr. Wallace, 72, is comfortable being a bit of an enigma.
For every Trump loyalist who views him as a heretic, there is a liberal who wishes he’d denounce colleagues like Sean Hannity. [To be clear: He won’t.]
For the record, put him down as the Jewish version of Juan Williams who should have been kicked to the curb years ago but they obviously want to avoid a lengthy costly legal battle.