Wallace has been critical of President Trump in the past which has been met with criticism from the right. However, Wallace has been one of the most consistent journalists at Fox News over the past few years.
Fox News’s Chris Wallace said he was “horrified” over the way Jim Acosta responded to President Trump at a news conference in India on Tuesday, saying the CNN chief White House correspondent’s behavior “adds to the people questioning the credibility of the media.”
“It’s not our job to get in fights with presidents. It’s not our job to one-up presidents. It’s our job to report on presidents,” Wallace said during a Columbia University event Tuesday night.
“But to the degree we have responded to his attacks on us with attacks or advocacy in kind, there’s a huge mistake, and I think adds to people questioning the credibility of the media," he added.
“I think that is a huge mistake," Wallace said. "It’s not our role. Our role is to be observers, umpires, fact-checkers, investigators — it’s not to be advocates. It’s not to be opponents."