Juan Williams Defends Fox News Against Charges Of Racism

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Juan Williams is defending Fox News against the many people who claim that Fox News is a racist organization. Here’s what he had to say in an interview with the Baltimore Sun.

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At NPR…they don’t know this: A third of the audience for Bill O’Reilly’s show is made up of people of color,” Williams said. “At NPR, they think, ‘Oh, these people who watch Fox don’t appreciate diversity of opinion, they’re not smart people. They’re not informed people. Oh, yeah? I’ll tell you what: They’re informed.”…

Williams said NPR “just doesn’t understand the Fox audience” — or have any idea how much more enlightened Fox News management is in some ways compared with news outlets like NPR, CNBC or CNN.

“Just consider the idea that Fox allows me the opportunity to sit in for Bill O’Reilly on their No. 1 show,” he said. “That’s the franchise. That’s the moneymaker. If that show falls in the toilet, it’s bad for the whole lineup. And yet Fox allows a black guy with a Hispanic name to sit in the big chair and host the show.”

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