Monday, October 25, 2010

Two's Company

About the only thing I can add to the discussion on the Juan Williams kerfuffle that I don't think has been pointed out yet: in taking a $2 million dollar contract from Fox News, Williams will be joining Glenn Beck, who made headlines a couple years before his star blew up, by making remarks on CNN Headline News expressing almost exactly the same general fear of Muslims. Except he did so to the first Muslim Congressman, Keith Ellison.

Beck was with CNN for two more years before joining Fox. Williams had already been a Fox commentator for awhile, but he was canned (too glibly and hastily) on the spot by NPR, and has been fully welcomed into the Fox and Friends family. It's progress, albeit flawed, and yet still we've come full circle.

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