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Fox News host Chris Wallace raked over the coals for whining about network being denied a debate featuring Democrats

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On Friday, media critic Erik Wemple slammed Fox News host Chris Wallace over his critique of the Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez’s decision to ban Fox News from moderating the Democratic primary 2020 presidential election.

Perez made this decision because of the toxic and biased relationship that Fox News has with President Donald Trump.

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In an article in The New York Times Wallace said, “I can understand where some of the programmings on Fox News, at various parts of the day, would give Democrats heartburn. I can also understand why there’s programming on in parts of the day on CNN and MSNBC — or, frankly, on the broadcast networks — that would give Donald Trump and Republicans heartburn.”

Adding, “The question is, can you distinguish between the serious straight news reporters and the opinion people?” he added, noting that Rachel Maddow, the liberal opinion host, co-moderated an NBC News debate with Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders in 2016.”

In an  column for The Washington Post, Wemple slammed his remarks and said that he missed the entire point.

“And it’s right there that Chris Wallace would demolish Chris Wallace,” he said

“We know there’s a lot of CNN and MSNBC commentary that gives Trump ‘heartburn.’ We have the tweets to prove as much. But Perez and the DNC weren’t addressing tough commentary. They were addressing ‘the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and Fox News,'” he wrote.

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“Fox News knows all too well that its ‘opinion’ hosts are corrupt peddlers of systematic falsehoods. That’s why you won’t hear the network’s big shots defending them,” Wemple said.

Wemple then demanded answers to the following questions from the Fox News host, “Do you stand behind the work of your opinion side? Do you believe in their work? Can you issue a statement defending them?”

Read the full report here.

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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