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[WATCH] Nicolle Wallace Pummels Chris Christie Over Ignoring Fox News in New Conspiracy Theories Book

[WATCH] Nicolle Wallace Pummels Chris Christie Over Ignoring Fox News in New Conspiracy Theories Book

Former New Jersey Governor and amateur bridge expert Chris Christie is making the news talk show rounds as the latest beneficiary of the Republican Publishing Racket. Christie’s book, “Republican Rescue: Saving the Party from Truth Deniers, Conspiracy Theorists and the Dangerous Policies of Joe Biden” conveniently overlooks the participation of Fox News in fomenting disinformation regarding the 2020 Presidential election and the Coronavirus pandemic, just to name two.

Christie spends plenty of time in the book blaming CNN and MSNBC, among other outlets, for fostering an environment where conspiracy theories flourish, and then books himself on those networks. Fortunately (for us), when Chris Christie spun the MSNBC Host wheel-secretly hoping to land on the Chuck Todd piece–he landed on Nicolle Wallace instead. In a tense exchange on Tuesday evening’s “Deadline: White House”, Wallace got Christie to claim he “doesn’t watch” Fox News’ star primetime host, Tucker Carlson, who is extremely influential in right-wing circles as well as the media at large. He insisted that his references to the media — specifically CNN and the New York Times — were not in the section of the book about conspiracy theories. Rather, he said, he accused those outlets of “having bias”.

US President Donald Trump (L) speaks with Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) on October 26, 2017 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.
/ AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Wallace wouldn’t let Christie get away with the usual Trump crony tactics like not answering direct questions or deflecting to liberals. “The book is about conspiracies and lies and you really don’t take on Fox News,” Wallace said to Christie. “Why not?” Christie gave her a non-answer: “That’s the third section of the book where I talk about the movement forward. In the second portion of the book, we talk about the conspiracy theories and the truth-denying that went on with things like Qanon, Pizzagate, the election situation, John Birch Society… that’s what I talk about. There’s two sections of the book and I’m sure you’re conflating them,” he responded.

“I’m not conflating them,” Wallace snapped back. “I don’t think it’s an intellectually honest case to make against conspiracy theories without taking on Fox News.”

 

The former Republican also zinged the former governor and said he wasn’t being “intellectually honest” when he failed to go after Fox News in a book that’s ostensibly about the “misinformation being given to conservatives”.

 

Watch the tense exchange, below.

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