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Monday, September 18, 2017
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Juan Williams Fears Race

Fox News political analyst Juan Williams fears race may be at the root of the New York Times editorial begging opposition political party to block President’s Supreme Court nominee.

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Fox News engineer adjusts speech module on political analyst Juan Williams.

Fox News political analyst Juan Williams charged on The Five last week that racism is involved in Republican attempts to delay replacing deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia until after the elections.

Williams said, “look, I’m not a bigot. But when I get on a talk show, I got to tell you, if I see panelists with a Rubio button or an American flag pin, I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as racists. I get worried. I get nervous.”

The controversial commentator’s statement echoes previous concerns that there was racism in conservative opposition to government-managed health insurance.

“There’s no other reason but racism to explain why conservatives would oppose nationalizing health insurance,” said Williams during the runup to the 2014 elections. “I don’t think there’s any way to get away from these facts.”

The New York Times, which has a long history of conflict with Williams, wrote that,

Sure, the President’s supporters, such as Fox News’s Juan Williams, insist vehemently that, having won the 2012 election, he has every right to try to change the Court’s direction. Yes, but the Republicans won the 2014 election, regaining control of the Senate, and they have every right to resist. This is not the same Senate that confirmed Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

“I fear there is racism in that, too,” Williams replied. “The New York Times has always been a racist publication.”

At the end of the show, the Five panelists wished each other luck navigating the snow-filled DC streets.

“What a storm, huh?” asked one of the panelists. “Look at all that snow piling up.”

“It is white,” muttered Williams, with a glazed expression. “There is race in that also.”

When the veteran journalist hiccuped, his worried colleagues offered him a glass of water. Mr. Williams stared into the glass and whispered, “I fear there is race in that, too.”

Then he added, enigmatically, “bunco squad, bunco squad.”

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