Chris Wallace: Fox News Getting Helen Thomas’ Old Seat Would Be 'Poetic Justice'

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    This might upset some of the Fox News-ophobes within DC media circles, the so-called purists that tend to look down on the highly rated cable news outlet.

    As Fox News is purportedly competing with Bloomberg for that front-row seat once occupied by the former dean of the White House press corps and Hearst Newspaper columnist Helen Thomas, Chris Wallace, the host of "Fox News Sunday," suggested there would be some sort of righteousness in his network taking that seat.

    "They absolutely should get it," Wallace said on the June 10 broadcast of the Fox Business Network's "Imus in the Morning." "This is kind of interesting because -- and I think it would be the final sort of back payment for Helen Thomas, if this were to happen because obviously she was very far to the left-wing and if her seat were to be taken by Fox News, that would just be kind of poetic justice."
     
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    If Chris keeps this up I might actually start listening to him again.
     
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    it would seem, by this quote, that Chris Wallace is saying that Fox sholuld be given the seat because Helen was so very far to the left wing, implying that Fox is very far to the right wing.... which is, I would imagine, an unintended tacit admission that Faux News is anything BUT "fair and balanced":lol:
     
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    Fox News? How about we give some real journalists that seat instead? :eusa_eh:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Chris Wallace is probably the only person in Washington, DC that has any brains - except for Miss Greta.
     
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    But, I don't get it . . . . Fox News is Fair and Balanced - an even-handed distributor of legitimate news, right? So how would putting someone in there from a Fair and Balanced news network be "poetic justice" in the replacing of a "far left-wing" person person such as Helen Thomas?

    I mean, if you were seeking "poetic justice" in the replacement of a "far left-wing" reporter such as Helen Thomas, wouldn't you want to put a reporter in there that was from an extremely right-wing news network? You wouldn't want a FAIR AND BALANCED reporter from the FAIR AND BALANCED Fox News Network in there, would you?

    I just don't get it . . . . :eusa_think:
     
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    I know, he seems to be developing a sense of humor.
     
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    To be fair, Major Garrett is a very good reporter, and has always been scrupulous about trying to be both fair, and balanced, unlike some other reporters in the WHCA.
     
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    I guess some of you just don't get the concept that someone can lean one way or the other and still present fair and balanced facts???
     

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