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One more thing: Juan Williams, just another useful idiot?

April 2, 2010

 (WHAT’S HE REALLY KNOW ABOUT THE GADSDEN FLAG, APPARENTLY SQUAT. AND WATCH THE WHOLE CLIP FOR THE REST OF DISCUSSION, THE WHOLE THING’S RIDICULOUS.)

Juan Williams: ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ Flags are ‘Timothy McVeigh’ Imagery

By: Matthew Balan
March 30, 2010 14:08 ET
 
On Monday’s O’Reilly Factor on Fox News, NPR news analyst Juan Williams furthered the left’s talking point about the tea party’s supposed connection to militias, and even went so far to claim that the Gadsden or “Don’t Tread on Me” flags used by the conservative grassroots movement is “the same imagery that was on Timothy McVeigh” //media.eyeblast.org/newsbusters/static/2010/03/2010-03-29-FNC-William.mp3%20target=_blankavailable%20here.

Williams made this preposterous claim during a panel discussion with the Weekly Standard’s Mary Katharine Ham 25 minutes into the 8 pm Eastern hour. O’Reilly asked the NPR analyst about a point made by Fox News’s Brit Hume in an earlier segment, that there’s double-standard in the mainstream media in the amount of coverage of extremist imagery and language found at tea party rallies has been given versus equivalent imagery and language used at left-wing protests (a point raised by the MRC’s Rich Noyes in an August 2009 Media Reality Check): “There’s no doubt that the media will seize upon any kind of misbehavior on the right…Whereas if it happens on the left, it will, as Mary Katharine [Ham] said, be de-emphasized or ignored entirely. So that’s a corrupt media system, isn’t it?”

The guest raised the militia issue at the end of his answer: (saying such ridiculous things as:)

” Yeah, the one with the snake- that’s the same imagery”
 
” It’s a separate flag- it’s a new flag that they have created”
 
This moron doesn’t know:  The Gadsden Flag, is named after Colonel Christopher Gadsden from South Carolina, a naval hero who flew the flag during the Revolutionary war. A variant of this flag, lighter in color and with the additional words “Liberty or Death,” was flown by Minutemen from Culpeper, Virginia.

Also significantly, two branches of the U.S. military have used the “Don’t Tread on Me” flags. The First Naval Jack has been flown on all U.S. naval vessels since the first anniversary of 9/11 in 2002. Marines flew the Gadsden Flag in over Kandahar, Afghanistan’s airport shortly after its capture in 2001, and more recently in Helmand Province. But according to Juan Williams ludicrous reasoning, they must have been inspired by the Oklahoma City bomber.

(WELL WE CALLED HIM A USEFUL IDIOT ABOVE TO MAKE A POINT, SEE APPARENTLY HE’S NOT SO USEFUL WHEN HE SAYS SOMETHING THAT PARTS OF THE LEFT DON’T LIKE. CHECK THIS OUT)
Juan Williams Responds To Being Told To Go “Back To The Porch”
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