Fox News host Chris Wallace could not help but gush over Joe Biden’s inaugural address on Wednesday, going so far as to claim that it was the “best” one he’d ever heard.
“I thought it was a great speech. I’ve been listening to these inaugural addresses since 1961,” Wallace said. “John F. Kennedy, ‘Ask not.’ I thought this was the best inaugural address I have ever heard.”
“Obviously, a lot of this event today, a lot of the president’s speech was colored by the emotion of the fact that exactly two weeks ago, 14 days ago, there was a mob of thugs of insurrectionists, of domestic terrorists on the inaugural stand. Joe Biden was saying democracy prevailed,” he added. “We were able to get through that. He was talking about how we need to get through that in the future if we are going to be a united country.”
“He talked about white supremacy, domestic terrorism,” Wallace continued. “He said we must confront it. We will defeat it. My whole soul is in this, uniting our people. I think it was less an inaugural address and more part sermon, part pep talk, talking directly to the American people, saying, ‘Hear me out. We have a right to dissent peacefully, but our disagreement must not lead to disunion.'”
“It was a call to our better angels, a call saying, look, we’ve got tremendous challenges, COVID, the economy, racial injustice, climate change, but there’s nothing we can’t do if we come together,” he said.
Not stopping there, Wallace continued to fawn over Biden like it was his job.
“There’s one other thing he said that I think especially us in the media must note,” Wallace concluded. “He said that there is truth and there are lies, lies that are told for power and lies that are told for profit.”
I think it was a call to all of us, whether it’s us on the air, on cable or broadcast, whether it’s us on social media, on our Twitter accounts, understanding that we have to deal from facts, from the truth, to hear each other out, as he said, a right to disagree, but not a right to violence,” he said.
Wallace has long been known as one of the most anti-Donald Trump anchor on Fox News. It remains to be seen if he will continue going overboard when praising Biden over the course of his presidency.
This piece was written by James Samson on January 22, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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