Juan Williams on Fox [email protected] with Shannon Bream March 9, 2018

His double-talking defense of Democrats who embraced Louis Farrakhan is the last straw.

For the past ten months that I have been reporting prolifically about the cable news wars and the Fox News Channel, readers who have posted comments to my articles have most often cited Juan Williams as the #1 Fox News personality whom they cannot stand.

I am willing to cut any opinion meister a lot of slack, but the last straw for me came on Friday March 9, when Williams appeared live in-studio with Shannon Bream on her nightly program Fox [email protected]. On Bream’s program, Williams defended Democrats who have cozied up to Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam.

Incredibly, on Fox [email protected], Williams also defended Farrakhan himself. The topic under discussion was the closeness of at least seven prominent Democratic politicians to Louis Farrakhan – in light of Farrakhan’s history of virulent anti-Jewish and anti-white rhetoric going back more than three decades. On March 5, the Daily Caller was the first to report the story, “Seven House Democrats Have Direct Ties to Notorious Anti-Semite,” the lead of which was:

At least seven House Democrats are known to have direct ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious anti-Semite and racist who has called Jews “satanic” and said white people “deserve to die.”

The issue was given new prominence in light of comments Farrakhan made in a speech in Chicago on February 25, 2018. On his Fox News program earlier Friday night, Sean Hannity played excerpts of that speech:

Farrakhan: “The powerful Jews are my enemy. . .White folks are going down and Satan is going down and Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off that Satanic Jew.”

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Peter Barry Chowka is a veteran reporter and analyst of news on national politics, media, and popular culture.  He is a frequent contributor to American Thinker and The Hagmann Report.  Follow Peter on Twitter at @pchowka.

Peter is an author, journalist, media analyst and commentator on a wide range of issues including national politics, health care, media and popular culture. He has over four decades of experience reporting for a variety of publications and media. In 2017, Peter wrote over 150 articles for American Thinker and The Hagmann Report.


  1. Finally, someone with journalistic standing and credibility, has spoken up for a large viewing public who tunes in to “The Five” and is tired of the pathos that Juan Williams constantly displays. Some-
    one who certainly speaks for me in this regard, and thus, relieves some of my angst regarding this particular Liberal Democrat sitting at that table. Fox needs to find a Liberal Democrat, who is able to give credit where credit is due, but who can still advocate his party’s perspectives. Someone like Alan Dershowitz. (I rest my case!).

  2. Agreed! I like to watch “The Five” as it is entertaining news. Juan used to be fairly reasonable I thought for the token liberal, but now his opinions are not even logical. I used to feel sorry for him as it seemed like Jesse harassed him but maybe Watters is on to him..

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