(DEADSPIN) — President Donald Trump has “engaged in the most direct, sustained assault on a free press in our history” – but has a point about media bias, Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace said in a whiplash-making speech to fellow journalists.

Picking up the International Center for Journalists Founders Award for Excellence in Journalism in Washington D.C. on Thursday night, Wallace charged that since early in his presidential campaign, Trump has done all he can to de-legitimize the media, “attacking us institutionally, and individually.”

“I think his purpose is clear: a concerted campaign to raise doubts that when we report critically about his administration that we can be trusted.”

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