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Verdict is in: Fox News’s Chris Wallace crushed the debate moderating game

"He was tough and he was right down the middle fair."

Moderator Chris Wallace of FOX News guides the discussion between Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)

This week, there was no Ken Bone.

But according to Twitter and cable news panels, the hero that emerged from Wednesday's third and final presidential debate was its moderator, Fox News's Chris Wallace.

Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News guides discussion during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas. (Joe Raedle/Pool via AP)

The bespectacled news anchor earned instant rave reviews from the debate audience for his ability to keep Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton on track — while fact-checking them both relatively even-handedly.

Wallace even earned praise from both sides of the aisle:

And his stellar debate performance caused the wrong Chris Wallace to have an interesting night:

One last thing…
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