Conventional wisdom about politics is usually wrong. That is why I often disagree with it. But I can’t recall a time when I disagreed more profoundly with the conventional wisdom that has coalesced around a major news event. In last night’s debate, I just didn’t see the overwhelming, game-changing victory for Mitt Romney that his supporters are touting all over television and the Internet today. I didn’t see the humiliating defeat for President Obama that some liberals saw as they began their bellyaching about how President Obama has lost his momentum and could now lose the election.
Comments: You truly have to question the sanity of someone who is so delusional. I saw him on Fox spewing forth this idiocy and had to turn it off before I suffered a psychotic break. It is just jaw dropping how he could even say these things. You have to wonder if he's just trying to be provocative just to antagonize conservatives.
I think Juan is saying these things to provide entertainment and get/keep the show going for the network. I guess when one is in the entertainment(infotainment?) business, just reporting the truth and facts won't get the ratings that the networks live and die to achieve.
It's frustrating, but let the show go on...most of USa knows the truth, anyway; it was on display during the debate for anyone with eyes to see.
Juan Williams is a jerk..and I do believe he thinks that black can do no wrong and by damn he is there to defend this ignorant Pres to the end. I turn FOX off when he comes on flashing that greasy looking grin.. Can't handle his stupidity.
What is wrong with FOX? When they continue to hear about Juan and Kirsten Powers and the other sycophants spewing their specious dung, it's fair to ask if they are nuts, deaf, arrogant...what? It's because of these people added as regulars to their "panels" that we have turned FOX off. The second Juan appears, bingo. Hit the remote. He is so bad it is insulting to even attempt to tolerate him. As I've said many times, he's the male version of the little bragging maid in Gone With the Wind who, when asked to prove the skills she'd claimed said, "I can't birth no babies Miz Scahlett." He's a bulgy eyed and nasty racist in reverse. FOX saves his sorry rear from PBS and to pay his salary they inflict him on viewers who are leaving because of him. That's smart...way to go FOX.
Jay Carney received this script from Valerie Jarrett and he said, I'm not reporting this. She then gave it to David Axelrod and he said, I'm not reporting this. Finally the three of them looked at each other and said, Juan Williams.
I also heard Juan spewing this. Honestly, look at him with pity and move on. He is another who is not humble enough to seek truth. Romney has such an upper hand here. He simply needs to keep telling the truth. The 5 trillion myth created by Obama IS a lie. To keep heralding it as true is knowingly committing evil, but this will be the Axlerod led headline. Sad.
Sheesh, Chris Matthews, Michael Moore, John Stewart, Bette Midler, Rachel Maddow, and a long long list of lefties thought Obama was slaughtered, but Juan prides himself of not running with the pack (this time). If that helps you sleep at night, Juan, that's just fine. Enjoy.
We are sounding like liberals, who always screech about how people who don't agree with them need to be fired.
Juan Williams is entitled to his opinion, as wrong as it may be. I'll admit that I occasionally turn the channel when Bob Beckel comes on with "The Five" crew, but at least there is an attempt to present more than one angle to a story.
I enjoy Project Runway, and am thinking of something judge Michael Kors once said. The worst thing that can happen to a business is to have a bunch of people sitting around saying, "You're fabulous, no you're fabulous" back and forth. You gain nothing from that. An honest critique is needed every now and then to keep people hopping.
People like Juan Williams are useful, because you know they will come up with weird spins and it helps you to keep a step ahead of them.
Juan appeared on my university campus in 1992, doing a dog and pony show with former police chief gates of LA. (Mrs. Lakerman thought Juan was cute.) Juan appears to be a nice enough fellow, but when it comes to obama, he seems to be irrational.
Juan has to defend affirmative action becuase that is who he is too. Actually I didn't see any game-changing either because I never even considered Obama as any but an affirmative action loser that I wouldn't buy a car or hamburger from.
Juan's racism is showing. He just can't bring himself to diss a bro. You keep thinking that zippy won, Juan. And do get back to us on November 7 to explain how your messiah didn't really lose the election.
When NPR fires somebody, you KNOW he's a loser. What was Fox thinking? Why isn't this clown working for some third tier liberal magazine writing about inner city politics or rating chicken sandwiches or something?
"Romney’s aides and surrogates sprinted into the spin room to offer effusive assessments of their candidate’s performance, and Fox News contributor Juan Williams was caroling “Massacre! Massacre!” to himself as he bounded out of the men’s restroom. Obama’s team didn’t meet the press for a full 10 minutes — and one top Democrat, asked to say the best thing about the president’s performance, said Obama has been “just working to maintain cool and be reassuring” in an email to POLITICO."
Juan is incredible stupid (or pretends to be) but at least he's not downright mean, like Beckel. Nonetheless, I think both should be dropped from FNC and replaced by libs who have the capability of thinking rationally, or is that an oxymoron. Anyway, get rid of the morons for oxymorons.
Just yesterday read that a competitive network was wanting to hire S. Smith and Fox News said that might be arranged IF they would take Juan W. as well. Now, how about they add G.Rivera and provide a clean sweep. Juan has a job only due to the fact Hannity and Bill O thought enough of him to stand by him after the NPR incident. Wonder what their feelings for him would be now.
Juan, admittedly, I don’t know what 47% of a million billion trillion is nor any of that other stratospheric arithmetic you’re spewing forth. However, what I do know is your trademark, lightning-fast, kneejerk, negative reaction to virtually every positive opinion put forth on Fox News Channel. Ditto Beckel and Colmes. It’s as if you guys go out of your way just to be as ornery, stubborn and unlikeable as possible. You three are probably more responsible than anyone else in the world for the sale of channel-switchers and mute buttons. On the plus side, at least the title you’ve given this column of yours has given a lot of people a good laugh.
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