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Fox's Rash Juan Williams Over Reaction
American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2010 | C. Edmund Wright

Posted on 08/29/2012 2:06:18 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright

Could it be that the people at Fox News were more concerned with their own elevator relationships than with their viewers' opinions when they immediately decided to enhance Juan Williams' contract mere hours after his firing by NPR? I say yes. What they failed to calculate was how dramatically different their viewers feel about Williams compared to how Williams' Fox cohorts feel.

I submit that Fox viewers don't really care that Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly -- who know Williams personally -- think he's a fine, stand-up guy. Whoop-dee-doo. For all we know, he may be. It is likely that we will never share the coffee machine or the elevator with him as they do to find out.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fox; foxnew; juan; npr
When I wrote this - two years ago - I was slammed at the time for not giving Juan a chance. Well, he's had his chance. Who knows? I might have just been onto something. Maybe after the "corporate wife" comment and all of the other inane Juan comments, others will agree.
1 posted on 08/29/2012 2:06:26 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Servant of the Cross

FYI....


2 posted on 08/29/2012 2:07:06 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Some of us in the past have been charitable in giving Juan the occasional partial credit for trying. But it is, and always has been, abundantly clear that intellectually he is a pretty dull tool. He just gives affirmative action a bad name.
3 posted on 08/29/2012 2:10:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“Maybe after the “corporate wife” comment and all of the other inane Juan comments, others will agree. “

Juan is just another “skin color uber alles” Black man who is a salesman for Obama.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 2:11:41 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: C. Edmund Wright

How long is his contract for? Too long, in my opinion. Time for Juan to go.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 2:12:24 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Time for Juan to move from FUX to MSNBC.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 2:13:22 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I no longer listen to Juan....he’s another skip point


7 posted on 08/29/2012 2:16:13 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Every serious intellectual endeavor needs a comic relief........


8 posted on 08/29/2012 2:18:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

While I applauded Fox for giving Juan a chance after his dismissal from NPR - I too, have a problem with his whiny, insulting comments. It really seems like he is being adversarial just to be adversarial, as most of his positions are so absurd - it’s truly hard to believe he is actually serious. When he fills in for BOR the channel on my big screen gets switched to a mindless sitcom, re-run or movie.. or I simply turn off TV and open a book. Thanks for re-posting the article. Well done.

Call me a sick twisted freak, but since Glenn Beck’s departure from the network, I watch far less of Fox News than I used to. Usually F&F in the morning for an hour or so before work, and sometimes The 5, Special Report & O’Reilly.


9 posted on 08/29/2012 2:19:29 PM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Juan Williams, one of a number of reasons I do not ever turn Fox news on anymore.

I simply do not need to know what this idiot thinks about any subject whatsoever.

His opinion does not enhance my life in any way.


10 posted on 08/29/2012 2:19:44 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

He’s a democrat propagandist. He is not a nice guy, he is a democrat. Democrats are not our friends, they are enemies of the Constitution and the Republic.

Poor old Juan and his kindred spirit brethern have never figured out that if it weren’t for the republican party he would probably still be picking cotton for some democrat plantation owner. If it weren’t for republicans those school doors would still be blocked to “his people”. If it weren’t for republicans the civil rights act would have never been passed by the democrat party alone.

Juan is a useful idiot for our National Socialist Democrat Party.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 2:20:44 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

FWIW, I agreed with you about Juan Williams from the get go.

Fox has more than a sufficiency of token liberals to balance their conservatives. The liberal news media have a few token conservatives, but they would NEVER go as far as Fox in trying to be “fair and balanced.” And they rein them in a lot tighter.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 2:22:36 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
He used the phrase "your boy Romney" on the Five last week. That was the last straw for me.

I HOPE Fox bounces him out the door fast.

13 posted on 08/29/2012 2:22:36 PM PDT by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I’m beginning to believe he wasn’t fired from NPR. They knew Fox would give him a contract and that he would be able to spew his liberal nonsense on a supposedly conservative cable channel.

I do not like this man, or Beckel. Williams may be a stand-up guy when not discussing politics (heaven forbid), but politically he is a liberal butt kissing hack liar.


14 posted on 08/29/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by mardi59 (Romney/Ryan 2012)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I don’t mind the likes of Bekel and Williams getting face time on Fox. Not that I relish seeing and hearing them, but they’re poster boys for what’s wrong with liberalism. One is brash, over-the-top, vindictive at times, the other an intellectual lightweight who’s role is to spout talking points, then being taken to the woodshed.

I turn the volume off when Bekel speaks, but sit through Williams because I know he’ll be shown as the clueless twit he is. And, yes, he’s there solely because of his friendships among the Fox staff. There can be no other reason for it.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 2:23:44 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

A while back it seemed to me that Juan tried to make it appear as if he was being fair and balanced (not that he was).
But that didn’t last long.

Now he no longer makes any effort to camouflage his uncritical support of Obama and other blacks in the administration.

I figure FOX is determined to have some leftists to offset conservatives and have decided that Juan is the person they want in the leading role.

He is obnoxious on all racial issues and is an overt Obama butt kisser. More and more often it is impossible to listen to him.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 2:24:32 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Juan turns me off, so I turn him off. Fox should dump him..


17 posted on 08/29/2012 2:24:39 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: vette6387

Ann Romney represents a CULTURE that is far more successful than any other on this planet, especially the culture from which Juan comes from. He knows it, that’s why he’s threatened. He takes the typical liberal approach of attempting to destroy success instead of imitating it.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 2:24:53 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I want the inanities of liberals to be heard widely. Juan’s stupid opinions are Juan’s.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 2:27:16 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: nagdt
since Glenn Beck’s departure from the network, I watch far less of Fox News than I used to.

I'm with you. I haven't watched it since Beck left.

Most of the others are pretty predictable. I pretty much know what they're going to say before they say it.

20 posted on 08/29/2012 2:27:57 PM PDT by marron
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I say dump Juan and replace him with Pat Cadell


21 posted on 08/29/2012 2:32:40 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda ("Paul Ryan is the intellectual epicenter of the Republican Party'...Allen West)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I won’t watch Williams. He’s a blithering idiot and far left hack. I’ve told both Fox News and Bill O’Reilly this. Actually, I haven’t watched O’Reilly since he made it plain he doesn’t think private citizens should own guns. I might again in the future but right now I can’t stomach him.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 2:50:48 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Fox under the guise of being “Fair & Balanced” persist in giving left wingers a prestigious forum for their views.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 3:11:26 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I like Juan Williams almost as much as Charles Krauthammer likes him. Juan is a below average mind that we must tolerate if we stay tuned to FoxNews.


24 posted on 08/29/2012 3:27:19 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Cicero
The liberal news media have a few token fake conservatives.

There, I fixed it.

25 posted on 08/29/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

In the olden days, the only reason I’d watch Juan was to see Brit Hume excoriate him every night.


26 posted on 08/29/2012 4:10:19 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: Cicero

We were in the minority though, I’ll tell you. I got lit up pretty good by American Thinker readers and elsewhere at the time with folks swooning over Juan and Roger Ailes’ decision. I am glad now I am on record as being against it from the very beginning.


27 posted on 08/29/2012 4:20:45 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Could it be that the people at Fox News were more concerned with their own elevator relationships than with their viewers' opinions when they immediately decided to enhance Juan Williams' contract mere hours after his firing by NPR? I say yes.

I like that term you came up with: elevator relationships. So true. You are correct, of course.

I have heard other FNC anchors speak well of rabid liberals. They usually do the "she/he is a nice person" statement. I'd rather they not give their personal opinions because the political character of the individuals usually reveals something far different. We don't vote for someone simply because they appear to be a "nice person".

28 posted on 08/29/2012 5:35:18 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: arasina

Nice may be the most over used term in the language, after unique. Very few liberals described as “nice” really are. They may be “pleasant” or “phony” but they are not nice.


29 posted on 08/29/2012 5:44:27 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You were right.

I thought Juan would come to the light after his NPR buddies threw him under the bus, and he was rescued by conservatives.

But in spite of all evidence placed before him, he refuses to be intellectually honest and takes the Dem position even when it makes him look stupid.

He is a low level intellectual, not on a par with the folks he appears with. His written columns prove that over and over.

So let me say it again, you were right two years ago.


30 posted on 08/29/2012 5:56:12 PM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright

A book?

31 posted on 08/29/2012 6:00:14 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Juan is still on the plantation even at Fox. He would leave Fox and crawl back to NPR to lick the master’s boot if he got the chance.


32 posted on 08/29/2012 6:22:37 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Good article and insights. Thanks for the ping. If only Fox would be just as ‘rash’ in firing his a** following his disgusting comment about Ann Romney.


33 posted on 08/29/2012 7:13:25 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: arasina

yes, a book...political humor and commentary.


34 posted on 08/29/2012 7:23:23 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Never liked the guy.... still don't

But I think there's something more to that comment about Ann Romney.....

Juan's comment was full of all the hatred of a true believer who can't come to grips with the fact that "his guy" has failed utterly and is about to "get the boot but good"

35 posted on 08/29/2012 7:32:21 PM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: thingumbob

That’s a good point, and I think the emotion you recognized hidden in Juan is there in all of them.


36 posted on 08/29/2012 7:38:10 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: vette6387

The corporate wife comment has an easy response. A major difference between Ann Romney and Michelle Obama, is that the Romneys pay for Ann’s lifestyle, while WE pay for Michelle’s. In a 4 year period of time, I am betting Michelle tripled what Ann Romney has spent in personal travel, clothing, and partying.


37 posted on 08/29/2012 7:45:22 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I think the emotion you recognized hidden in Juan is there in all of them.

For sure...

And it's also laced with a lot of fear.

Ponder this...we're taking the libs head on, if Romney & Ryan win with all this talk of medicare reform, and we have to stop spending money we don't have and finally, that we all need to sacrifice to save this country...

Libs are afraid this ticket will see it as a mandate to undo all there precious third rail programs

And that thought alone, keeps them all up at night!

38 posted on 08/29/2012 8:15:48 PM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Juan ain’t too bright and sometimes gets irritating with his ridiculous line of argument. He makes more than a million a year so I don’t feel sorry for him. He has his dream gig


39 posted on 08/29/2012 8:24:37 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: arasina; C. Edmund Wright; All
A book?

According to inside sources at Amazon ... I think it is available for purchase right now?!

You Might Be a Liberal ...

Called "rocking great fun that hits liberals in their weak spot, reality,” by Mary Matalin

As Herman Cain says, "C. Edmund Wright's sharp wit has been a must-read on the web for years, and now you must read this book!"

Radio host and author of Ameritopia, Mark Levin says, "As we head into the most important election of our lifetime, C. Edmund Wright reminds us why, and gives us a laugh at the same time."

40 posted on 08/30/2012 6:54:21 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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