Wait a second, does Juan Williams really believe we should be afraid of “Muslim garb” when we see it on a plane? Greg Sargent seems to think so, based on Williams’ new statement on what happened. Well forget it. Maybe he is a bigot. If you want further, equally implicit evidence that Williams is a bigot, Fox News just handed him a $2 million contract for an “expanded role” on the network. “Juan has been a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints since his tenure began at Fox News in 1997,” Roger Ailes said. “He’s an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis.” Jesus Christ. Fox News is Juan Williams’ personal ACLU.
Fox News Chief Executive Roger Ailes handed Williams a new three-year contract Thursday morning, in a deal that amounts to nearly $2 million, a considerable bump up from his previous salary, the Tribune Washington Bureau has learned. The Fox News contributor will now appear exclusively and more frequently on the cable news network and have a regular column on FoxNews.com.
Charles Krauthammer has been trying to do this for years! Why can’t he get the Washington Post to fire him for all the bigoted stuff he says and writes so he can get a permanent gig on Fox? Silly Krauthammer, printing hate speech is a very important part of how the Post keeps its objective balance.