Chris Wallace Denies Joe Scarborough's Claim He 'Loathes Mitt Romney'
By Noel Sheppard | December 11, 2011 | 14:58
Joe Scarborough on MSNBC's Morning Joe last week claimed that Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace "loathes Mitt Romney."
On Fox & Friends Sunday, Wallace denied this (transcript and commentary follow with video courtesy Johnny Dollar, relevant section at 2:45):
CHRIS WALLACE: You know, some people say, and I will take this advice, don’t punch down. Don’t respond to folks that are silly and aren’t worthy of a response. It isn’t true. I suspect he knows it isn’t true. I think he’s trying to get into Fox with a network that gets higher ratings than he does. I’ll leave it at that.
Here's how Politico reported Scarborough's comments:
"Chris Wallace has never made a secret of the fact that he loathes Mitt Romney, has never liked him," he said during "Morning Joe." "Anybody that knows Chris Wallace at Fox has said the same thing. Chris Wallace, of course, will deny it, and then throw an insult around because that’s what he’s done in the past."
For a man who keeps insisting he's a conservative commentator, Scarborough sure does like to go after people highly-admired by folks on the right.