Bill Clinton accused interviewer Chris Wallace of doing a “nice conservative little hit job” when Wallace recently grilled him about his administration’s pursuit of Osama bin Laden on “Fox News Sunday.”
Evidently Clinton didn’t do his homework regarding Wallace’s political leanings. The Washington Post did– and found that the newsman has been a registered Democrat for more than 20 years.
Wallace, who lives in Washington, told the Post: “The reason I’m a registered Democrat is that in Washington, D.C., there is really only one party. If you want a say in who’s going to be the next mayor or councilman, you have to vote in the Democratic primary.”
Wallace also said he’s voted for members of both parties, and insisted that he keeps his politics out of his work: “However I vote personally, I think I’m professional enough that it doesn’t have anything to do with the way I cover the news.”
The news lately has me searching back over graphic files on my site from the past two, three years and I’m proud to say as an artist, designer and person with opinions that everything I’ve done throughout the history of this site continues to work in the present and in relationship to the same individuals depicted at times past. On the other hand, as a person with opinions and an American citizen, this is disappointing.
I would write that this image is reprinted in commemoration of Bill Clinton’s hubris, but that would not be the truth. On one hand, Bill Clinton was a United States President and I am opposed to denigrating the Office and those who hold that office; on the second hand, Bill Clinton was impeached from the Presidency by our United States Congress, so I think he continues to be a viable editiorial resource.
And, I wonder truly what Clinton might have done had an interview with him been attempted by a Republican — which Chris Wallace isn’t.