Inside the Beltway: Chris Wallace’s press tour

It’s life? Host of “Fox News Sunday” Chris Wallace announced that it had left Fox News – the country’s leading cable news provider – to become a staple of CNN + – the network’s new streaming service. Mr. Wallace, CNN and Fox News made some pretty cordial statements and that’s it.

The follow-up media coverage in the hours following his announcement, however, was very quickly politicized.

Some headlines centered on the former president Donald trump, or the “Make America Great Again” fans who follow him.

“Chris Wallace is leaving Fox News for CNN after years of attacks on Trump, defying the GOP,” Newsweek said. The Daily Beast has cited six times that Mr. Wallace “is arguing with his right-wing colleagues”.

Then there was this headline from Breitbart News: “Wallace Leaves Fox News. Welcome to the house! MAGA hates CNN.

There was also a little drama. “Politics, the media are reacting to Wallace News,” The Hill said.

These particular worlds “reacted with shock to the news,” the news agency said, citing tweets from Republican Sens. Lindsey graham from South Carolina and Mitt Romney from Utah, among other public figures who have expressed surprise and support or sent congratulations.

However, as a news item, Mr. Wallace’s sudden announcement has already given way to the traditional media lounge game: who will replace the outgoing host, who spent 18 years at Fox News?

“A source said that Bret Baier, John Roberts, Shannon Bream, Martha MacCallum, Neil Cavuto and Bill Hemmer would be among the names expected to fill in as “Fox News Sunday” hosts in the meantime, “reported, an industry insider source.

As has been said once in the broadcast industry: stay tuned.


Those worried about the constant presence of webcams and security cameras may want to take a look at the Cato 2021 Surveillance Conference – a live online event that takes place on Tuesday.

Academics, technologists, policy makers and privacy advocates will be on hand to analyze the pressing topic in “digital privacy and civil liberties,” among others.

The organizer here is the Cato Institute – a libertarian public policy think tank that offers solutions based on the principles of “individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace.”

“Americans in the COVID-19 era rely more than ever on digital networks for work, socialization and learning – which makes protecting the privacy and security of these networks even more essential,” notes the organization in an event guide.

“We will demonstrate how the ubiquitous ‘Internet of Things’ makes us vulnerable with a live hacking demonstration,” the guide said.
Topics include the “surveillance industrial complex”, virtual classrooms and the potential of schools to use spyware to monitor students, Fourth Amendment issues and the links between “anonymity and freedom.”

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST; Viewers are encouraged to post questions on Twitter using the hashtag #CatoSpyCon. Find information about the conference at


From our office Uh-oh comes the news that only 22% of American voters want President Biden stand for re-election in 2024. That includes 8% Republicans, 8% Independents and 37% Democrats, according to an Issues & Answers poll of 1,013 registered US voters conducted Dec. 1-4.

The news was not very promising for other potential Democratic candidates, however.

A White House led by the Vice President Kamala harris got 12% support, the transport secretary Pete Buttigieg justified 4% support. Another dozen senators and representatives as well as several governors obtained between 1% and 3% of support. This list included Sen. Elizabeth warren of Massachusetts and the Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York.

Another 6% of those polled were looking for other candidates while 31% were not sure about the question.

“Among other things, the data suggests that at just under 11 months of his tenure as president, political support for Biden, never strong to begin with, is plummeting,” noted an analysis by the Editor of Issues & Insights. Terry jones.


It is interesting to note that Marc LevinThe book “American Marxism” currently tops Amazon’s 2021 bestsellers (so far) – a popularity list that includes hardcover and Kindle eBooks, CDs and vinyl records, video games and other offers.

Mr. Levin’s book – released July 23 – is currently the “most popular product of the year” according to sales and public interest.

Levin explains how the fundamental elements of Marxist ideology are now ubiquitous in American society and culture – from our schools, the press and businesses, to Hollywood, the Democratic Party and the Biden presidency – and how it is often obscured by misleading labels like “progressivism,” “democratic socialism,” “social activism” and more, “notes Threshold Editions, the conservative brand of publishing giant Simon & Schuster.

The author writes in his first paragraph that “the counter-revolution to the American Revolution is in full force. And it can no longer be dismissed or ignored as it devours our society and culture, swirls through our daily lives, and pervades our politics, schools, media and entertainment. “

Mr. Levin is a Fox News host, a nationally subscribed talk-radio host, and a host of LevinTV, an online show. This is his seventh book.


• 45% of US adults say the national news media “overreacts” in their descriptions of the omicron variant of the coronavirus.

• 74% of Republicans, 48% of Independents and 20% of Democrats agree.

• 41% say media descriptions are “about right”.

• 19% of Republicans, 38% of Independents and 63% of Democrats agree.

• 14% say that the media “do not take the variant seriously enough”.

• 6% of Republicans, 14% of Independents and 17% of Democrats agree.

SOURCE: A CBS News poll of 1,731 American adults conducted December 7-9.

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