Well, well, well. If it isn’t Chris Wallace, the prodigal son of Fox News who hightailed it over to CNN, trying to throw shade at Tucker Carlson’s interviewing style. Now, if this isn’t a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black, I don’t know what is! Wallace, who seemingly thinks he’s the Albert Einstein of journalism, criticized Carlson’s interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He described Carlson as an “eager puppy,” suggesting that his approach was less of an interview and more of an adoring fan session. Oh, Chris, your wit astounds us. Not.
“Tucker Carlson showed up in Moscow to interview Vladimir Putin. It turned out to be anything but an interview,” Wallace said Saturday. “Putin droned on for two hours and seven minutes while Tucker sat there like an eager puppy. Occasionally, but rarely, he got in a question.”
Now, humor me for a moment here. Isn’t it fascinating how Wallace has suddenly become the poster child for journalistic integrity? I mean, come on! This is the same guy who once presided over a presidential debate like a schoolyard referee, remember?
But let’s get back to the matter at hand. Tucker Carlson, love him or hate him, brings a unique flavor to his interviews. His confrontational style may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you can’t deny that it grabs attention. And isn’t that what journalism is about? Engaging the audience, stirring up conversation, and making people think?
Enter Greg Gutfeld, another Fox News personality, who, in his signature style, took a swing at Wallace on Twitter. Gutfeld pointed out the painfully obvious: while Wallace was busy criticizing, world leaders weren’t exactly lining up to chat with him. Ouch! Now that’s a burn if I ever saw one.
While Tucker was imploring Putin to release an imprisoned American journalist, Chris Wallace was doing the heroic work of interviewing comic George Lopez. https://t.co/AvsQShHb1U
Gutfeld’s retort highlights an interesting point. Journalism isn’t just about asking tough questions; it’s also about being someone people want to talk to. It’s about creating an environment where interviewees feel comfortable enough to open up, share their thoughts, and maybe even reveal a thing or two they hadn’t planned on sharing.
So, while Wallace is busy throwing stones from his glass house at CNN, Carlson continues to make waves with his unique interviewing style. And Gutfeld? Well, he’s just sitting back, enjoying the show, and dropping truth bombs when necessary.
It seems like Chris Wallace might need to take a long, hard look in the mirror before he criticizes others. Because, as Gutfeld so eloquently pointed out, people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.