Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld takes aim at Chris Wallace amid CNN+ collapse

Former Fox News anchor Chris Wallace has found himself in a tragic professional pickle with the rapid collapse of CNN+, the streaming service for which he left his longtime cable news home, and Greg Gutfeld held nothing back in making his amusement over the situation publicly known, as Mediaite reports.

It was in late 2021 that Wallace announced that he would be departing Fox News to join the fledgling CNN platform, citing what he called the “unsustainable” atmosphere at the network following the controversial 2020 presidential election.

The swift reversal of fortune for Wallace’s new journalistic endeavor appeared to leave Gutfeld – a constant presence on Fox News on weekday talk panel The Five and his own eponymous comedy program – in a state of utter bemusement mixed with schadenfreude.

During Thursday’s installment of The Five, Gutfeld interjected a sharp barb at Wallace’s expense in each of the show’s six segments.

When he and his co-hosts were engaged in debate over the leadership of the Democrat Party, Gutfeld jabbed, “The Democratic bench is thinner than Chris Wallace’s demo reel from CNN+.”

In a later segment of the show, Gutfeld joked, “A lot of these solutions that are coming from the left are unreliable, there are solar panels or windmills. Look at CNN+, how much money they invested in wind power by hiring Chris Wallace.”

Not content to leave it there, Gutfeld rubbed salt in the wound again when, after airing footage of a bison on the loose, he said, “I haven’t done a celebrity sighting in a while. As we know, CNN+ closed down, so you see a lot of their talent out on the street.”

“For example, I just looked out at Sixth Avenue, and who did I see just hanging out in front of a tavern? None other than, guess? Chris Wallace, just wandering around,” Gutfeld joked.

Also getting shots in at Wallace – who was often accused of left-leaning bias both in interviews as well as a 2020 presidential debate in which he served as moderator – was former President Donald Trump, who slammed CNN’s streaming service disaster, saying, “It was like an empty desert out there despite spending hundreds of millions of dollars and the hiring of low-rated Chris Wallace, a man who tried to hard to be his father, Mike, but lacked the talent… .”