“Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace will sit down with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in an exclusive interview tomorrow. It’s Christie’s first Sunday Show appearance since November.
Wallace was on the other side on an interview this week when he spoke with WWD to celebrate his 50 years in the media. In addition to topics ranging from George Clooney to his father, the lake Mike Wallace, the Fox News anchor talked about how journalism has changed over the years.
It’s completely different because the platforms are different. When I started out as a 16-year-old high school senior, it was a very hierarchical system. There were three networks, a half dozen major newspapers, and that was about it. There was a very small universe at the top of the pyramid. Now, it’s much more diffuse. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. A thousand flowers bloom — and the idea that there are more avenues to get out information and more platforms for reporters to give information and more competing views out there, on the one hand, it allows you to have access to a lot more perspectives. The flip side is it puts the burden on the news consumer to be more informed and to be able to distinguish between a legitimate news source with a serious news process as opposed to a blog where there is some guy in his pajamas in his mother’s basement.