Nicolle Wallace: How Is Fox News ‘Different From State-Run Media?’


Thursday on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” host Nicolle Wallace took a shot at some of her cable news colleagues at the Fox News Channel. After commentary from Wallace’s panelists about the state of the news business during the Trump presidency, Wallace got into a back-and-forth discussion with the American Conservative Union’s Matt Schlaap about the Fox News Channel, which she questioned how it was different from “state-run media.” Partial transcript as follows: WALLACE: Elise Jordan, one of the measurements we have is that viewership at every news network is up. Newspaper subscriptions are up. I mean, people are hungry for the products at least of a free press. ELISE JORDAN, MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR: Well, and that they want to know what’s actually happened. And I think that you’ve seen some reporting that Fox News has suffered in the ratings because they don’t immediately report breaking news that’s not flattering to the president. And I just — what Gary Kasparov said, it just makes me think so much back to something that Andrew Sullivan wrote about democracy and about how you shouldn’t always be on edge if your democracy is functioning. You shouldn’t have to worry about your leadership. You shouldn’t have