Chris Wallace: 'MSNBC's Coverage Went So Far Over the Line'
According to Variety, Chris Wallace, anchor of "Fox News Sunday," differentiated Fox News's coverage of the '08 election and MSNBC's while speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour. From the article:
"I think MSNBC's coverage went so far over the line that it lost all credibility," Wallace told reporters Monday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour.
Wallace accused MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann of inappropriately mixing anchor and opinion-making duties, and said Fox News drew a distinction between its reporters and opinion-minded hosts.
"There's a reason why Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity won't be anchoring the election night or the conventions," he said during the sesh at the BevHilton hotel.
That is one reason that I've never bought the argument that Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity are the equivalent to Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews. Fox News is not mingling opinion with their political event coverage. The network does have political commentators on election nights, for example Karl Rove, but they properly label them as "Republican strategist" or "Democratic strategist." However, don't expect MSNBC to learn their lesson any time soon. The network announced earlier this month that Olbermann and Matthews will be the 'ringmasters' of their coverage of the conventions this summer.