Thursday, October 21, 2010

THE VIEW, America's Most Dangerous Talk Show, Claims Another Victim: Buh-Bye, Juanito

First it was Bill-O The Clown's turn to suffer the walkout mockery of those uppity women who treated Mr. Bombast The Bigot like a wingnut crawly couch bug, jumping up and exiting stage left, presumably in search of bug spray:

Bill-O was still talking about it when Juanito Williams came under NPR re-View and release for, strangely, deciding to speak out in solidarity with The Clown. How weird and stupid is that. (Maybe there was some unresolved hostility toward The View ladies? ...  Bill-O The Clown's certainly got woman issues there that only professional help can tackle.)

Did NPR overreact? Probably. But the subtext here  is that NPR suits were upset Williams was working for a wingnut propaganda network. And it did affect their public image. On occasions when I listened to NPR and a Williams segment came up, my first reaction was to laugh. Then, it was in one ear and out the other. Why? Because he's been prostituting himself for Fox money and playing the Colmes (white) role of black token liberal on the propaganda wingnut network. It taints the guy; he's not recognized as a serious journalist. That's just the way it goes. And that's why he's very well compensated by Rupert Murdoch — so he can burnish the Fox image as something it's not. Williams's long-time association with Fox is a journalistic fraud, and NPR had just about had enough of that. It's understandable, and it's their right. Here's Juanito's swan song from NPR:


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