The Hamas Enabling Propaganda of Ed Wallace’s Inside Automotive and KLIF Wheels
2023 November 14

Ed Wallace's Inside Automotive: Propaganda Useful to Hamas
Hamas fighter character in above graphic owned by R. McKee.

The attack by Hamas upon southern Israel occurred on a late Friday night (Texas timezone). By land, air and sea, Hamas terrorist invaded south Israel with detailed instructions to rape, kill and kidnap civilians. One target was a music festival, where more than 260 bodies were recovered. By the time Hamas was pushed back into Gaza, roughly 1200 Israelis and other nationalities were dead. And over 200 persons taken back to Gaza as hostages. 

Given the fog of war, it was not surprising that it was not addressed during the following Saturday morning show (October 7th). However, the event was briefly touched upon during the subsequent Saturday show during the oil report.

Wheels with David El Attrache and John Ingram
KLIF 570 AM - October 14, 2023 9:11AM

Ed Wallace

Oil is up because of the issues in the Middle East. Tragically, again, between Hamas and the people of Israel. You know. And good people on both sides are getting hurt.

John Ingram

Ed Wallace
“But neither one is an oil producing nation. So what you've got is money out there, speculators, saying can this… is this the war… is this vicious enough it could get bigger and spread throughout the Middle East? That's where you're down to. And that's what's driving the price of oil right now. So hopefully it won't spread… but hopefully it'll be over quickly because good people get hurt.”

John Ingram
“Innocent people get hurt and it's just sad.

Ed Wallace
“It is. Well, you were there in the Holy land not long ago.”

John Ingram
“We were in the West Bank. We went over there and it's, you know, tough living conditions over there when we went through there. It was really, really tough.

Ed Wallace
“Dane was there. Everybody wants to go to the holy land but they forgot what they call it ‘holy’.”

Don Grantham
“I want to go to Cancun.

Ed Wallace
“Uh… again… For ex-drinkers, that could be considered the holy land of pilgrimage to Louis Vuitton, Right?

But that's just tragic. But it really doesn't have to do anything to do with oil right now. If it goes to Syria and Egypt… if the Saudis want to make a decision on it… then we can have problems.”

 [Some extraneous interjections omitted for readability.]


In the preceding transcript, Ed Wallace states that there are “good people” in the terrorist group Hamas who are being hurt in this latest war that Hamas has initiated with Israel. And all though this discussion, co-host John Ingram enthusiastically affirms every syllable that Wallace uttered

For the next three Saturdays, Ed Wallace avoided any mention of the Hamas terror attack, leaving his original comments as his staked position. Finally a month later on November 11th, Ed Wallace runs a Second Hand News segment that declares that Hamas is a terrorist organization, but then immediately pivots to exclaiming that most Palestinians are not Hamas.

Before examining Wallace’s twisted thinking, one cannot help but recall a similar statement about fine (a.k.a. good) people on both sides by former President Trump.

Press conference on signed infrastructure permitting executive order (Aug. 15, 2017):

President Donald Trump
“I think there’s blame on both sides. If you look at both sides -- I think there’s blame on both sides. And I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either. And if you reported it accurately, you would say.”

“The neo-Nazis started this. They showed up in Charlottesville to protest --"

President Donald Trump
“Excuse me, excuse me. They didn’t put themselves -- and you had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides.”


“So you know what, it’s fine. You’re changing history. You’re changing culture. And you had people -- and I'm not talking about the Neo-Nazis or the White Nationalists because they should be condemned totally. But you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists. Okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly."


In the Trump case, an uproar over arose with those words where Ed Wallace’s fellow travelers in the mainstream media accused Trump of describing white supremacists  as “fine people”. Despite Trump having explicitly clarified in less than a minute’s time at that same press conference that he excludes Neo-Nazis and White Nationalists from whom he describes as “fine people”, partisans in the media continue to repeat that “Trump says white supremacists are fine people” lie to this day.

So, how much grace is Wallace due when he stated that there are “good people” in Hamas? More than a month passed before Wallace clearly stated that Hamas are terrorists. And then he immediately added that there are “good people” among the Palestinians. Well, one can look to Ed Wallace’s curation of the Wheels’ radio show official web site (Inside Automotive) for exposure as to what is in his heart.

On the Inside Automotive news aggregation link page, there is a top headline section which comprises of links to what Wallace presents as the five* most important articles of the day.  The Hamas terrorist attack occurred in the early morning of October 7th in Israel, which is late night on October 6th (Texas timezone). So, for the time range from October 7th to November 13th, there were 72 links to articles on the attack and/or consequent events. Those article links and the labels Wallace gave them can be viewed on the following table.

* For the given time range, all but three days had five links in the top headline section. Those outliers were +/- one link.

Table: Ed Wallace's Inside Automotive Site’s Links Associated with Terror Attack in Israel and Response in Gaza [Raw data]

For the time range from October 7th to November 13th, there were a total of 196 links within Inside Automotive’s top headline section. As such, over a third (37%) of Inside Automotive’s top headline links were related to the Hamas terror attack and its aftermath.

Pie Chart: Ed Wallace's Inside Automotive distribution of top headlines on October 7th Terror & consequences versus all other.



Despite dominating the top headlines section of the Wheels’ official web site for over a month, it is quite curious that Wheels:

1.      Only spends around two minutes on the topic on October 14th.

2.      Goes silent on the topic for the next three Saturdays.
October 21st. October 28th, November 4th

3.      Only spends around two minutes on the topic on November 11th.

This disparity of coverage between the radio show ands its web site is striking. And if one were to closely review the articles that Wallace is headlining, the reason for the subterfuge becomes obvious. Wallace is pushing a terrorist enabling agenda that is likely at odds with his audience. And it is also a position that even if his sponsors’ agree; those sponsors would not wish to be publically associated with it.

Some of the links included in Wallace’s top headlines section are:

·         Death tolls of Palestinians, sourced from a terrorist organization.

·         Palestinian civilian deaths anecdotes.

·         Rallies for Palestinians.

·         Doxxing of university students who signed letter blaming Israel.

Some of the links excluded from Wallace’s top headlines section are:

·         Americans held hostage in Gaza.

·         Death tolls of Israeli civilians.

·         Hamas declaring it will repeat October 7th attack targeting civilians.

·         Hamas declaring it is not responsible for protecting Palestinian civilians.

·         Accounts that verify that Hamas targeted civilians and the methods of killing employed.

·         Hamas blocking and killing evacuating Gazans, as they serve as human shields.

·         Hamas munitions depots found in/under schools, hospitals.

·         Hamas stealing relief goods from civilians, while blocking deliveries of fuel to hospitals.

·         Actual violence and threats of violence against Jewish students on university campuses.

None of Inside Automotive’s top headline section link labels convey the reality of October 7th. When one peruses article labels the Wallace selected for top headlines, the closest one finds a single link to article with the disgusting label of “At Least 11 Americans Killed in Violence in Israel”.  That is quite the obfuscating epitaph: “killed in violence”. An honest link label would be “At Least 11 Americans Violently Killed by Hamas in Israel”. Ed Wallace refuses to honestly report this, because his actions convey that Ed Wallace believes there really are “good people” in Hamas.