Conservative news analyst Juan Williams is as great as his more popular cohorts (i.e. Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh) at stirring up controversy…except they don’t get fired for it. Just last year, Williams was fired from his post on National Public Radio (NPR) for his remarks on Fox News when he said he gets nervous when he sees Muslims on airplanes. Now, he’s “nervous” when he sees young black men.
Williams is now on the radar again for his remarks while guest hosting Bill O’Reilly’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” During the interview with guest, Dr. Caroline Helmand, professor at Occidental College, they got into a debate over remarks made by an outspoken congressman on the disastrous decision by the House to cut the funding for NPR. Well, Williams is obviously still sore over being fired because while Helmand argued that NPR was a “a really important source of mainstream news,” he asked “if funds for NPR should come before social security, college scholarships, police officers or fire fighters.”
Then Helmand must’ve realized where his bitterness was coming from and she went in for the attack. She said, “I see why NPR fired yo’ ass! You’re a straight up bigot! What if I said black men make me nervous when I see them coming?” (loosely translated) To which Williams responded saying:
“I can’t believe that you just said that. You think that simply saying what you think is evidence of bigotry that all of a sudden it’s as if you were walking by a black man that would mean if you were bigoted if you were somewhat nervous. Let me just tell you, with the amount of black on black crime in America, I get nervous and I’m a black man. So, I mean, wait a second…”
Read the rest of this report here on how ridiculous Williams will always be.