Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Wallace


On November 6, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace interviewed his father, CBS reporter Mike Wallace, about the elder Wallace’s new memoir. It was a real tear-jerker:

C. WALLACE: Well, it’s a great book. It is a great life. I couldn’t be prouder of both. And I love you.

M. WALLACE: I love you. And I’m proud of you.


C. WALLACE: After that, I had to remind myself there’s no crying in Sunday morning talk shows.

But in an interview a month later with the Boston Globe, Mike Wallace made some comments critical of President Bush. Chris Wallace quickly changed his tune. From a NewsMax article via Americablog:

“Fox News Sunday” anchorman Chris Wallace says father Mike Wallace has “lost it”…

“He’s lost it. The man has lost it. What can I say,” the younger Wallace lamented to WRKO Boston radio host Howie Carr on Friday.

“He’s 87-years old and things have set in,” the Fox anchor continued. “I mean, we’re going to have a competence hearing pretty soon.”

At Fox News, blood may be thicker than water, but nothing, it seems, trumps loyalty to the Bush administration.