Wallace, like millions of other North Americans, was tuned into the debate, listening to the candidates discuss everything from immigration to fighting ISIS. The only problem was, he was having a hard time keeping up with the number of tweets he was receiving.
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It’s important to note that the Chris Wallace we are speaking of is the co-creator of a digital product agency from Texas. But that didn’t stop hundreds of Twitter users from confusing him with Fox News Sunday host and debate moderator Chris Wallace.
Wallace just so happens to own the Twitter handle @ChrisWallace.
“Historically, I get a lot of tweets whenever Fox News Sunday airs so I was expecting this,” Wallace told Global News via direct message on Twitter. “But I have been getting retweets, likes, and mentions tonight at a crazy pace. It actually crashed my twitter app and I had to switch to twitter web to keep up.”
Luckily, Wallace had a good attitude about the whole thing. He even began re-tweeting some of the funny tweets he received from people who were mad about moderator Wallace’s handling of the debate.
“Some people seem extremely angry, some are pleased with the choices he made as a moderator. Other people realize that I am the owner of the @chriswallace twitter handle and send me notes of sympathy,” he said.
Wallace said he did see a large volume of negative tweets noting, “it seems like it’s easier to find faults in the candidates than positive ideas they’ve expressed, at least in this election.”
Chris Wallace of Fox News has more than 40 years of journalism experience under his belt. He has been with Fox News Channel since 2003. Before that he was a senior correspondent at ABC News for 14 years and worked at NBC News as a Chief White House Correspondent, a moderator on Meet the Press and anchor of the NBC Nightly News Sunday edition.
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He does not have his own Twitter account.
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– With a file from Nick Logan