On Fox News, guest Ken Starr who was the Independent Counsel in the impeachment of President Bill Clinton spoke about the illegitimacy of the current impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

But Fox News correspondent Chris Wallace differed and let Starr and the audience know.


Watch the interaction here.

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And while Wallace made very specific points to Starr, Starr responded with the same circular logic and rhetoric that Wallace had just unraveled and challenged.

While no one expects an unbiased or factual response on Fox News from their hired conservative pundits, people are applauding Wallace for pointing out the hypocrisy live on air.

Walace stated:

"I just want to push back a bit, respectfully, but that's what we do here at Fox, on Ken Starr and Andy McCarthy, but particularly Ken Starr on his characterization of this process and what we heard today."
"When he was speaking just a couple of moments ago, he said that the presentation of the case against the President is narrow, prosecutors look at the world through dirty windows, it's slanted."

Wallace laid out what Starr said about the current impeachment proceedings.

"When you compare this to the Clinton impeachment, which was basically about whether or not the President had lied under oath about sex, I'm not talking about whether or not this story is true or not, but the allegation that President Trump conditioned support for a key foreign policy ally on political benefit to him strikes me as not narrow, but far broader than the Clinton impeachment and the effort that was made by you and Republicans then to impeach him."
"And in addition, you said earlier today that, well, there's no prospect that this is ever going to go anywhere in the Senate, as if that should somehow affect the way that the House proceeds."

The veteran newsman then compared Starr's objections to the Clinton impeachment that he vehemently promoted.

"There was certainly never any prospect that Bill Clinton was going to be removed. It seems that there's a very different standard in how the Clinton impeachment went and how this impeachment is being judged."
"This seems to be about a much bigger issue, whether or not you believe the President did it is a different issue, but is seems to me it's about an issue of foreign policy, national security, the security of our elections. It's a much bigger issue than whether or not Bill Clinton lied about sex."

People saw Wallace's points about the hypocrisy of the pundits featured on Fox News.


Although many felt the message would be ill received by Trump and other core Fox viewers.





Others disputed Starr's recollection of the facts of his Clinton timeline from the over three year investigation into all aspects of Bill and Hillary Clinton's lives that resulted in the discovery of an extramarital affair by the President, but no other wrongdoing.


While others summed up their own thoughts on the impeachment of President Trump.

Both sides are currently making their cases for and against the impeachment of President Trump. But in the court of public opinion, the sides seem pretty clearly drawn and are unlikely to change their minds based on Fox News rhetoric or the occasional interspersed facts.

The Starr Report: The Findings of Independent Counsel Kenneth W. Starr on President Clinton and the Lewinsky Affair is available here.

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