Fox News’ Chris Wallace accused NBC’s Brian Williams of having a liberal bias on Friday’s “Fox and Friends.”
Williams drew a abundance of attention at Wednesday’s GOP debate for asking Texas Gov. Rick Perry if he ever “struggled to sleep at night” wondering if he had ever executed an innocent person in his state. (Perry said he hadn’t, and the audience rewarded him with loud applause.)
On the “O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News contributor Bernie Goldberg criticized Williams for the inquiry, saying that an analogous query would never have been made about abortion to a Democrat. On “Fox and Friends,” Wallace said he thought Goldberg was spot on.
“I reckon that Bernie Goldberg was 100% fair,” he said. “And it wasn’t only that inquiry. There were a bunch of questions I thought there was a left-wing bias.”
Wallace said that the “fascinating body” was that Williams “wouldn’t much know” that he had questioned a biased inquiry, since liberalism was “so built into the drinking aqua, if you will, in some of these liberal outlets that they don’t much know it happens. It’s just a different locate of questions that they would have questioned Democratic candidates…I just reckon there is a bias against conservatives in the mainstream media.”
It should be noted that Wallace spent many years at NBC, including stints as a co-host of the “Today” exhibit and as the moderator of “Meet the Press.” Moreover, he was himself criticized for his questioning of Newt Gingrich during a recent Fox News debate.
Watch (via Mediaite):