Juan Williams Cites Polls to Reject Trump’s Claim Dems are ‘Anti-Jewish’: ‘Not in Touch With Reality’


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Fox News’ Juan Williams pushed back on Donald Trump Friday after the president said Democrats have become an “anti-Jewish Party.” As Trump spoke to reporters before heading to Alabama, he swung at Democrats after the House passed an anti-hate resolution that expanded on its original condemnation of anti-Semitism. The resolution was sparked by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and her controversial comments about Israel, and Trump slammed her party, arguing “Democrats have become an anti-Israel party and anti-Jewish party.” Williams reacted to Trump’s comments on Fox News show America’s Newsroom, and he pushed back by noting that Trump only received support from about 6 percent of the Jewish-American population in 2016. “This is, as you just heard from Donald Trump, an effort to make it out that there is only one party that supports Israel in the United States and that’s the Republican Party,” said Williams. “This is Continue reading "Juan Williams Cites Polls to Reject Trump’s Claim Dems are ‘Anti-Jewish’: ‘Not in Touch With Reality’"

Fox News’ The Five Goes Off on Jussie Smollett Media Coverage: The ‘Press Orgy’ Attracts Hoaxes


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five went off today on the media coverage of the Jussie Smollett case after the new reporting that Smollett staged the entire attack. In his monologue, Greg Gutfeld called out the “faces covered in egg” all over the media in the reactions to the initial reporting:
“Sure, the idea of Trump-ers wandering in sub-zero Chicago at 2:00 a.m. carrying bleach and a noose, attacking some actor from a show they don’t even watch without taking his phone, wallet, or sandwich seemed about as real as me joining The view. But Smollett was the perfect victim for a media that deems any skepticism heresy. That’s why these hoaxes are not rare. It’s the press orgy that attracts them.”
“So many hate crimes are reported, then they go unreported once they’re exposed as hoaxes,” he continued. “Those hoaxes, they are easy to find, though Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Goes Off on Jussie Smollett Media Coverage: The ‘Press Orgy’ Attracts Hoaxes"

The Five Hosts Urge ‘Due Process’ in Allegations Against Justin Fairfax: ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’


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Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of Virginia was accused of sexual assault by a second woman on Friday, just before Fox News show The Five went live. A woman went on record Friday to claim that Fairfax raped her in 2000 when they were students at Duke University, an allegation that throws the leadership of Virginia into even more turmoil as Governor Ralph Northam faces a blackface scandal. As Fox News’ Dana Perino noted on air that former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was calling for Fairfax’s “immediate resignation,” co-host Juan Williams asked, “How do you navigate these very tricky waters?” “You don’t want to be unfair to Fairfax in the way that we haven’t wanted to be unfair, at least on the Republican side, to Kavanaugh,” Williams said. “Without due process, there is no process,” Greg Gutfeld agreed. “It doesn’t matter what side anybody’s on, we’re all on the Continue reading "The Five Hosts Urge ‘Due Process’ in Allegations Against Justin Fairfax: ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’"

Fox News’ Ed Henry and Juan Williams Battle Over Border Wall Negotiations: ‘Why Are You Laughing?!’


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Fox News hosts Ed Henry and Juan Williams battled it out over the border wall negotiations between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday. As Williams argued Trump and Pelosi could negotiate on the wall, Henry fired back that the Democratic House Speaker has outright refused to provide any funding for it. “Yesterday he told the New York Times they’re already building the wall,” Williams said incredulously. “Is this guy in touch with reality?!” “They’ve been rebuilding it, Juan,” Henry said. “Rebuilding things that pre-exist,” Williams countered. “There is no new money or new wall being built. The facts are just not right.” “You are sitting here saying ‘Oh, the president is not even negotiating,'” Henry replied, before pointing out that Trump offered Democrats a deal that included wall funding and DACA relief — prompting Williams to erupt in laughter. “Why are you laughing?!” Henry Continue reading "Fox News’ Ed Henry and Juan Williams Battle Over Border Wall Negotiations: ‘Why Are You Laughing?!’"

‘Racism and Misogyny’: Fox News’ Juan Williams Breaks With Co-Hosts on Defending MAGA Hat


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The Five tackled the connotations of the MAGA hat on Monday, after actor Daniel Radcliffe criticized Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for owning one of President Donald Trump‘s signature hats. After the hosts of The Five defended the hat, Juan Williams chimed in: “I must say, I don’t understand that you guys don’t see that this hat is loaded with meaning for people in terms of being associated with Donald Trump’s agenda from the beginning.” Williams said that the association is “grabbing women, or talking about Mexicans as rapists.” “The racism, the misogyny — I think a lot of people think: ‘What are you doing with this hat?'” the Fox News host added. The cast of The Five disagreed with Williams’s take, calling out liberals for making sports political. Watch above, via Fox News. [image via screengrab]

Fox News’ Jesse Watters: Gov’t Would Be Reopened Right Now ‘If We Had a Fair Media’


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As the hosts of Fox News’ The Five talked about the shutdown on day 31, Jesse Watters blamed the media in part for it lasting so long. He said that reporters should be asking all Democrats if they “believe that we should tear down the existing walls since they are immoral and since they obviously don’t work?” “You would have the government reopened right now,” Watters continued, “if we had a fair media in the country, because they would be asking these logical questions to Democrats and not protecting the Democratic position, and the intensity would be so strong on Nancy, she would have to come to the negotiating table.” Juan Williams countered that this isn’t about the media, “it’s about the president and his standing and what he considers to be a political symbol he can’t afford to lose on.” You can watch above, via Fox Continue reading "Fox News’ Jesse Watters: Gov’t Would Be Reopened Right Now ‘If We Had a Fair Media’"

Fox News’ Juan Williams: Limbaugh, Coulter, and Hannity Are ‘Running This Government!’


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A Fox News panel on the government shutdown got heated tonight and Juan Williams in particular said that colleague Sean Hannityis one of a few notable conservative voices running the government. Martha MacCallum spoke with Williams, a liberal co-host of The Five, and Karl Rove about the border wall fight and Nancy Pelosi‘s (D-CA) letter to President Donald Trump about delaying the State of the Union. Rove blasted Pelosi over the move, saying she’s clearly doing this for political reasons and wants to “humiliate” Trump. “Shame on her,” he added. Williams said Trump’s the one taking a hard line on this and he clashed with MacCallum over whether Democrats are being hypocrites and on what exactly should happen at the border. “You’re hung up on whether or not the thing is called a wall,” MacCallum said. “No no no,” Williams retorted. “He wants a wall that is Continue reading "Fox News’ Juan Williams: Limbaugh, Coulter, and Hannity Are ‘Running This Government!’"

Greg Gutfeld Defends Trump Getting Policy Cues From Fox News: We Have ‘Finger on the Pulse of America’


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Greg Gutfeld offered a defense of President Donald Trump making policy based on the advice he hears from Fox News and conservative talk radio, claiming such outlets have their “finger on the pulse of America.” On The Five Juan Williams criticized Trump for taking cues from talk radio over the shutdown showdown. The president pulled a 180 on wall funding this week after Fox News, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh loudly protested the short-term funding bill that did not include money for the wall. “It seems like Donald Trump hears something on Fox News or hears something on talk radio, and that influences his opinion,” Gutfeld said. “You can argue in a way, what he does — and I believe this as somebody who sits here and tries to think about the audience — that what he’s getting a signal from, is what do Americans want.” “And he Continue reading "Greg Gutfeld Defends Trump Getting Policy Cues From Fox News: We Have ‘Finger on the Pulse of America’"

Jesse Watters Concedes He Would Have Been Apoplectic if Obama Skipped Arlington on Veterans Day


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On The Five Tuesday, a rare concession from Jesse Watters: the pro-Trump host admitted that he would have been apoplectic if former President Barack Obama had bailed on a visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day. Juan Williams made the point on Fox News: “I care as an American that my American president, and no White House official, celebrate veterans on Veterans Day. That’s unbelievable.” “Imagine if Obama did that?” Williams asked Watters. “If Obama did that, you would have apoplexy.” “It’s probably true,” Watters conceded. “I will take that point in stride. But I will say at least this president funds the military, unlike the last one.” Guest host Kennedy dismissed Williams’ comparison. “Obama didn’t even know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day,” she declared. “I mean I was always offended by that. This isn’t someone who was beloved by the Continue reading "Jesse Watters Concedes He Would Have Been Apoplectic if Obama Skipped Arlington on Veterans Day"

Fox’s Jesse Watters Erupts on Juan Williams For Defending Migrant Caravan: Are You Calling Sara Carter a Liar?!


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Fox News’ Jesse Watters erupted on fellow The Five co-host Juan Williams Tuesday over the latter’s defense of the migrant caravan making its way from Central America to the United States. After Williams criticized “fear-mongering” about the caravan, Watters went off. He noted that Fox News contributor Sara Carter — who writes about the “Deep State” for her own website SaraCarter.com — is down in southern Mexico covering the caravan. “Sara Carter, one of your colleagues here at Fox News, went down there. You’re not there, she’s down there, she’s a colleague,” Williams said. Watters claimed that Carter has “confirmed” there are members of the MS-13 gang “among the caravan.” Watters did not cite any of Fox News’s own reporters on the ground covering the caravan. And then, raising his voice: “If you’re going to sit there and call your colleague a liar, while you’re sitting on your Continue reading "Fox’s Jesse Watters Erupts on Juan Williams For Defending Migrant Caravan: Are You Calling Sara Carter a Liar?!"

During Heated Segment on Melania, Juan Williams Brings Up Past Insults Lobbed at Michelle Obama on Fox News


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five slammed T.I. today for a video featuring a Melania Trump lookalike stripping in the Oval Office. The First Lady’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham tweeted in favor of boycotting T.I. as a result. Dana Perino in particular said the First Lady did nothing to deserve that and said first ladies in general should just be off limits. Jesse Watters then asked, “Why doesn’t Michelle Obama speak up?” Moments later Juan Williams said this in response:
“To your point about Michelle Obama, just this week we had this case where a woman running for the Senate in Minnesota was found do have said Michelle Obama can’t stand up as straight as a chimp. I mean, gosh. You think about that kind of racist language or don’t forget what happened even around here, we’ve called her baby mama. Remember that kind of stuff?”
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Fox News’ Juan Williams: There’s No Real Separation Between Fox and Trump Admin


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Fox News contributor Juan Williams says that there’s pretty much no distinction at this point between his network and President Trump‘s administration. Williams spoke to Hill TV on Monday, and Krystal Ball got the conversation started when she remarked that the “lines between Fox News and this White House are blurry at best.” “Blurry?” Williams asked, which prompted Ball to go further and say “they are joined at the hip.” She also remarked on how Fox ends up perpetuating many of the “cultural flashpoint” that end up getting attention in the sociopolitical conversation. Williams went on to say that he considers it his function at Fox to push back on his conservative-leaning colleagues to generate political conversation. Ball eventually called Fox a “propaganda network” and asked Williams if he ever expressed concern to the outlet’s higher-ups about the blurred line between them and Trump. “I don’t Continue reading "Fox News’ Juan Williams: There’s No Real Separation Between Fox and Trump Admin"

Fox News’ Juan Williams on Trump-Kanye Meeting: When Obama Met With Rappers, ‘The Right Wing Went Nuts!’


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Fox News’ Juan Williams went off on Kanye West after co-host Jesse Watters defended him from the Democrats and the media who criticized him after yesterday’s Oval Office spectacle. Watters said the media is “so upset” because of how influential he is, arguing, “If the black community is open-minded about President Trump, then that poses a real significant threat to Democrats electorally.” A few minutes later Williams jumped in to point to Trump’s low approval ratings among African-Americans before saying of West, “If he was thinking for himself he would have had some substantive argument to make.” He brought up all the strange comments West made that “all looked like some guy ranting” before arguing conservatives are being big hypocrites:
“When you have people like Common, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar doing things with President Obama, the right wing went nuts! They said these guys are rappers, some of them Continue reading "Fox News’ Juan Williams on Trump-Kanye Meeting: When Obama Met With Rappers, ‘The Right Wing Went Nuts!’"

Jesse Watters Argues Charlottesville Attack, Pizzagate Shooting ‘Different’ From Attacks on GOP Lawmakers


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On Thursday, The Five host Jesse Watters claimed that the Charlottesville attack and the Pizzagate shooting were categorically different from “Maxine Waters” approach to harassment of GOP lawmakers. Watters comments came during a conversation on The Five discussing political incivility. “I want to differentiate between when we are talking about,” Watters said. “I don’t want to litigate political violence but Greg [Gutfeld] was picking up a lot of examples of and I was yesterday of left-wing attacks on Republican officials, cabinet members, Trump family members, elected officials. There’s been violence perpetrated by the right on the left in the streets, and that’s awful and that’s random. But when you are going after political leadership in a democracy that takes it to a higher level and I think that’s the difference.” “Going after political leadership?” co-host Juan Williams asked. “Ricin, threats against family members, chasing them around in Continue reading "Jesse Watters Argues Charlottesville Attack, Pizzagate Shooting ‘Different’ From Attacks on GOP Lawmakers"

Fox News Host Rips ‘Disgraceful’ Hillary Clinton For Rejection of Civility: ‘She Sounds Unhinged’


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You won’t see a segment about President Donald Trump urging rallygoers to beat up protestors on The Five, but you will see the Fox News show absolutely tear into Hillary Clinton for her comments rejecting civility. “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton said in an interview this week. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough, to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. Until then, the only thing Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.” The Five decried Clinton’s comments as fueling acrimony and even violence against Republican lawmakers. Jedidiah Bila — who used to be critical of Trump but has favored Dem-bashing in her recent appearances guest-hosting The Five — really took things to 11 with a heated critique of the former secretary Continue reading "Fox News Host Rips ‘Disgraceful’ Hillary Clinton For Rejection of Civility: ‘She Sounds Unhinged’"

Fox News’ The Five Gets Heated Over Trump Apologizing to Kavanaugh: ‘Why Doesn’t He Apologize to Ms. Ford?’


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Last night President Donald Trump apologized to Brett Kavanaugh at the Supreme Court Justice’s swearing-in ceremony for what he and his family have gone through. On Fox News’ The Five today, Juan Williams argued with his co-hosts over whether he should have done that. Greg Gutfeld said the apology was “necessary and deserved” because the way Kavanaugh and his family were treated was “disgraceful.” He added that Democrats like Dianne Feisntein and maybe even the media should apologize to Kavanaugh too. Jesse Watters said the GOP base is pretty fired up by now and Trump has “exposed the left as kind of #MeToo maniacs.” “And all the left can do,” he continued, “is talk about the words he used and the optics of the event… When Barack Obama does something, it’s never political, but when Donald Trump does something it’s nakedly partisan.” Williams argued the tone was Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Gets Heated Over Trump Apologizing to Kavanaugh: ‘Why Doesn’t He Apologize to Ms. Ford?’"

Fox News’ Juan Williams Confronts Sen. Cornyn Over Merrick Garland: You Didn’t Give Him a Fair Hearing


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Senator John Cornyn (R- TX), the number two Republican in the Senate, spoke to the hosts of Fox News’ The Five about Brett Kavanaugh and the FBI investigation this afternoon, but Juan Williams took a moment to bring up Merrick Garland. Williams brought up how Republicans “refused to look at Merrick Garland” and said it’s another indication of how the process has been politicized, telling Cornyn, “I worry that the court itself is going to, like so many American institutions, absolutely go down in the trust factor among Americans.” Cornyn recalled the infamous Robert Bork hearings and how things have gotten worse since then, calling out Harry Reid in particular. Williams said it still bothers a lot of people that Garland wasn’t even considered. “You wouldn’t even give Merrick Garland a chance, a fair hearing,” he told Cornyn. Cornyn pointed to the “Biden precedent” regarding nominating Supreme Court justices Continue reading "Fox News’ Juan Williams Confronts Sen. Cornyn Over Merrick Garland: You Didn’t Give Him a Fair Hearing"

Fox News’ The Five Clashes Over Trump Going After Christine Ford: ‘That Was Not Mocking’


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five clashed over whether President Donald Trump was mocking Christine Blasey Ford last night at his rally. Trump mockingly commented on her testimony, saying, “I had one beer!… How did you get home? I don’t remember. How did you get there? I don’t remember. Where is the place? I don’t remember. How many years ago was it? I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know!” Greg Gutfeld said Trump wasn’t mocking her:
“The media is saying that Trump’s comments about Ford were a mockery or an attack are the same media who thought Matt Damon’s ridicule of Kavanaugh was sparkling and brilliant and daring. And yet they find that Trump said something yesterday and they called it mockery or an attack when all he did was point out a discrepancy. What Trump did, if that was an attack to you, Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Clashes Over Trump Going After Christine Ford: ‘That Was Not Mocking’"

Greg Gutfeld and Juan Williams Have Rare — And Hilarious — Moment of Unity Mocking Trump’s Rhetoric


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There was a rare and hilarious moment on The Five today when Fox’s Juan Williams and Greg Gutfeld rebuked Jeanine Pirro with total synchronicity. The weirdness kicked off as Dana Perino led a conversation on Maxine Waters‘ (D-CA) most recent comments about impeaching President Donald Trump. As the panel talked about how the congresswoman enflames both sides of the political aisle with her anti-Trump rhetoric, Pirro said (at around 1:45), “whoever heard of this woman until she started yelling impeach, impeach, impeach?” “Who talks like that!?” Pirro exclaimed. “Donald Trump!” Gutfeld and Williams shot back. The panel broke down with laughter over the tag-team response, though Gutfeld eventually regained enough composure to compare Waters’ impeachment call to the “lock her up” chants at Trump rallies. Pirro, never one to miss out on a chance to attack Hillary Clinton, pushed back by accusing the former 2016 Continue reading "Greg Gutfeld and Juan Williams Have Rare — And Hilarious — Moment of Unity Mocking Trump’s Rhetoric"

Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, Juan Williams Battle Over DeSantis Remark: Didn’t Sound Like ‘Racist Thing to Say’


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Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum clashes with Juan Williams tonight over Ron DeSantis‘ comments about his Democratic opponent on the network earlier that set off a whirlwind of controversy on day one of the general election. DeSantis said this morning, “Let’s build off the success of Governor Scott. The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases and bankrupting the state.” He was immediately criticized for making that comment in the context of talking about his African-American opponent Andrew Gillum, who responded hours later by saying it wasn’t just a dog whistle but a “bullhorn.” Williams tonight argued to MacCallum that in an age of heightened racial tensions,” saying something like that of course came across as a “racially charged” statement. MacCallum told him when she heard it, “it didn’t occur Continue reading "Fox News’ Martha MacCallum, Juan Williams Battle Over DeSantis Remark: Didn’t Sound Like ‘Racist Thing to Say’"