Former Fox News host Eboni Williams says they have ‘RACIST’ reputation for a GOOD reason

Eboni Williams stabbed Fox News in the back after they gave her a show which didn’t do well and was cancelled.

She went on a radio show to explain how Roger Ailes created the cable news network to serve up racialism to the masses. [Fixed]

Hmmm. It’s really worth listening to every word she says – she’s careful not to straight out call the network racist like everyone else. It’s clear that she is at least trying to have a more nuanced position, and she is specifically trying to let political opponents of Fox News know that they need to understand the motivation behind the channel instead of just condemning it.



Update: Here’s part of the transcript so you can read it:

“To understand Fox News, you have to understand a man by the name of Roger Ailes. In his book, In Plain Sight, he says that he is forming a network to speak to one thing, and one thing only, the demonizing of the ‘other.’ That is literally the purpose of why it was founded. I don’t know what his beliefs are, but he knew it would be very profitable,” she said.

“When you find a fear-based thing like that, and can capitalize on it in a unique way, nobody had ever done this before. At the time, it was CNN, MSNBC, it was regular network news. There was no conservative news outlet speaking directly to the fear of the intrinsic devaluation of whiteness in this country. Roger saw a void, and like any smart businessperson, you fill it. Fox News was born in 1996.”

She kinda tries to defend Roger Ailes too, saying all he did was fill a niche in the market that wasn’t being met, which is what smart businessmen do.

More:

“I’m here to tell you that a lot of people have questions about what the rise — the economic, political, just presence and being more visible — of Black and brown Americans in this country, mean for me and mine. This country was built on the notion of white expectancy. As those norms start to shift and we see them shifting and nothing was a greater example of that shift than a man named Barack Hussein Obama being in the White House for 8 years,” she told the morning radio hosts.

I have to admit, in a certain respect she’s right. You get a very specific worldview when you watch Fox News, especially some of the worst shows like Hannity and others, and you don’t really get an honest appraisal of the other side. They’re just as bad as some of the shows on MSNBC. But, it’s unfair to broadbrush the whole network. The news side does a pretty damn good job of challenging Republicans fairly. That’s why clips of Chris Matthews and others regularly appear on liberal websites when he presses them.

SO. Yeah. Problematic at best.

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butterbean
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Why don’t you like Hannity, Soop?

T-Bone
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T-Bone

Never liked her; she seemed phony.

can we talk
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can we talk

The perfected victim mentality.

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he says that he is forming a network to speak to one thing, and one thing only, the demonizing of the ‘other.’

I’m not sure what that means. Ailes formed Fox to demonize the “other”? He formed Fox to address (fight back against) demonizing of the “other”? Heck if I know. Heck if I trust some lib to interpret what he wrote when I don’t have the text in front of me.

One thing I’d bet money on, though. He in no way said or implied that the “other” was “black people”. She pulled that out of somewhere unspecifiable.

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The problem with a lot of political pundits of color is in the order in which they define themselves. It usually falls under:
1. Color/race
2. Political affiliation
3. Country
ie: Most black political pundits are black first, democrat second, American last.

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Somebody is looking for attention from liberal lying media

jimash
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I always had the idea, that she got some of Bolling’s texts.

Bhaskin
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It was her tone that did her in

PlotEvil
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PlotEvil

How many white people out there are named Ivory?

Thatguy213
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Thatguy213

She is no Candance Owens. Just another Black victim.

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So, the latest is…
Conservative = racism??? Or white supremacy?

Give me a break….

Kram Nivel
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Hannity has been pretty damn good lately about letting his guest talk and not interrupting. I am sure it is not easy for him to hold back. And that makes his show better. I’m thinking Hannity and Levin had a talk and he stays out of Mark’s way when Mark is on the show. Same way with Jarrett, Sara Carter and Joe DiGenova. The news portion of Fox News is truly fair and balanced. I enjoy the commentary shows because I get to see the other side that the MSM leaves out.

As far as Eboni goes she is spewing a lot of nonsense. I would never claim to know what blacks or hispanics want but there she goes doing just that about whites. I guess that name got her thinking in that manner.

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When Levin gets on a roll, no one is going to talk over him. The man is a political pit bull and that’s what people like about him.

Kram Nivel
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I use to get so frustrated when Mark would be on a roll and Hannity would interrupt and break Levin’s stride. Hannity has worked on this a lot and better about shortening his questions instead of run on paragraphs of a minute or so before he ever gets to the question. His show has improved this pass year. I have enjoyed it and Hannity a lot more that in the past.

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Oh, and it’s time once again for this, from K-Bob’s Codex…

#3) Only leftists care about skin color

kong1967
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What a bunch of “I’m black and I’m a victim” load of bullsh**!. Blame race first, reality never. Unless someone has proof what “the other” is then she can take her nonsense and shove it. The “other” may be the other POLITICAL VIEWS that aren’t conservative.

Does she really expect us to believe that he started Fox to be anti-black? ROFLMO! She probably believes that her show was cancelled because she’s black. Never mind that if that were the case they never would have started it. Racist bit** as far as I’m concerned.

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Just a bitter, talentless, leftist bimbo….

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who really is the racist dear?????????????? check your mirror

K-Bob
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Ahh, the old, “He hit me back!” defense.

Applied to race, naturally.

Skin color obsessives are like people with a brain injury or chemical dependency. The circuitry in their thinking is always affected by race. They bend facts, abuse logic, and always accuse, accuse, accuse.

I never respect any arguments that require any aspect of “code,” “dog whistle,” “inherent privilege,” etc. People pushing that cartoonish, pop psychology garbage are contributing nothing but emotion to a situation that is almost all built on emotion.

The rise of the black middle class in the US came from people who chose to set aside all of that useless melodrama and treat everyone like decent human beings. Just like the vast majority of all other citizens do, regardless of race.

Pretending that Fox is racist for allowing pushback against this skin color obsession is just dumb.

jamespubliusmadison
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MSNBC predates Fox News by 3 months, so one has to question her conclusions.

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So now Fox wants to give all that up.How generos.

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Honey, are you just stupid or related to Juan? Roger Ailes died two years ago. You worked for the organization, you didn’t do any homework of who and what they were before signing up for a lucrative paycheck? And now you’re going to bad mouth the dead?

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Obviously desperate to up her cred. Just look at the shirt she’s wearing.

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“There was no conservative news outlet speaking directly to the fear of the intrinsic devaluation of whiteness in this country. Roger saw a void, and like any smart businessperson, you fill it. Fox News was born in 1996.”
White people was scaredy. We were freakin’! Seriously, the things that come out of some mouths should have stayed in. There was no Conservative news outlet, period and this broad just irks me with her racialism.

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I don’t watch Fox, MSNBC or CNN anymore. But when I did I’d have to rate them in this order for racism, racial pandering, and aiding and abetting victimization: 1) MSNBC, 2) CNN, 3) Fox.

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I’ve rubbed elbows with people of all shades and ethnicities and backgrounds since I was a very young child. Today, I’ve got black and female superiors at work, I’ve worked for middle-eastern Muslims and hispanics and all kinds of asians. We have historic low unemployment for a reason – there are literally no barriers to joining the ranks of whatever profession you like, other than dedicating yourself to getting the education and experience.

I think the “white-centric” America that people like her talk about hasn’t existed since the 70’s, other than on fictional TV shows. Any old farts who still fear losing “racist white-controlled America” are just out of their minds – it hasn’t existed my entire life and I’m getting old now too. And when it did exist, it was probably a horrendous drag on the economy.

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I raised my biracial son not to have a chip on his shoulder if people asked him about his heritage. I always answered his questions openly when he was little, so he always knew it was ok to talk his feelings about it, and he did. But now as an adult, he isn’t sensitive about it at all.

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I thought she was very good in her appearances on Fox News. Like most, she’s an attorney.

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You wouldn’t know that by watching this clip. She talks like she’s from the ghetto, even using the N-word.

bigsir74
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I do not believe surgery changes your voice.Check with AOC to learn how its done.

RKJames
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Fox gave her an honest shot and her show failed. Where else can she go? Leftist media. This is just a self-promotion job by her. Speak out against one side and that makes you more amenable to the other side.

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In the above video clip, I didn’t hear her mention Fox News or Roger Ailes. All I heard her talk about with the host of the show was about being asked about “mixed rave”. Is there another video not showing up Sooper?

In the “For What Its Worth Department”
My Fox News Scoreboard:
Fox & Friends- F
Outnumbered- F
Shep Smith- F
The Five- F
Bret Baier- A
Martha MacCallum- A
Hannity- F-
Shannon Bream- B+
Greg Gutfeld- F-

RKJames
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We’re talking news. Why would you even grade the opinion shows. Duh.

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You know what they say about “opinions and @ssholes” don’t you RK?

jamespubliusmadison
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Isn’t Bret Baier the same guy who repeatedly told his audience Ted Cruz supported the Gang of 8 bill?

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jamespubliusmadisonjamespubliusmadison I’d give Bret Baier a C for claiming to be a staunch Catholic while always congratulating homosexual panelists on their impending “marriages.”

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LandscaperLandscaper I thought Gutfeld was supposed to be cool ot something.

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Ok, ok, you win K-Bob. I’ll give Gutfeld a D+ for trying to be funny, which he isn’t.

K-Bob
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LandscaperLandscaper Heh. I haven’t watched him much at all since he did that Red Eye show. Even that one I only caught a few minutes of each month.

Somewhere back in 2010 or so I finally gave up on tv news altogether. At first I only watched a few odds and ends like Red Rye or Cavuto’s show. Then I just dropped it entirely.

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Why do you bother watching so much of people you don’t like? You evidently watched enough to have an opinion. Why waste your time?

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Smart cookie – knows she’ll always have a spot if she attacks FOX. Smart doesn’t mean decent human being – just a user.

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I always thought she was very very pretty, she’s smart but did have a bit of an attitude at times but not crazy. Honestly, I really do not care what race you are. I’m sure some will think that’s racist.

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As long as you have the brains God gave you, most all people don’t care.

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Well the next generation, probably won’t bother to ask if you are of mixed race, but they may very well ask were you born man or woman, male or female? hmm

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I remember seeing her on Fox News and always thought she had a bad attitude.

Tracy
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I cant watch the video right now, but is she equating conservative viewpoint as a racialist idea?

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TracyTracy She seems overly concerned that some people ask her if she is mixed race. Which really aren’t we all kinda a mix of something. I get her point because she seems to think she doesn’t look black, only I don’t see that. I think she looks black and is an attractive woman.

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Tracy

People are way too sensitive.

AFVet4America
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TracyTracy You have that right, you’d think in today’s world they would have a load of other things to worries about.

Watchman
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Maybe people are just curious and she takes it the wrong way. She obviously has some European ancestry, as do most blacks in the United States. If she took a DNA test she would probably be surprised at the results

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Abe Lincoln

Fake news. Don’t know her. Don’t care

AFVet4America
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AFVet4America

I totally agree with you.

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Honestly, because I’m not “woke” or whatever, what Isn’t racist anymore? I’m not denying her claim at all but the stupid term “racist” has been used so often it no longer seems to mean much. Like Indigo Montoya says: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTRKCXC0JFg

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Honestly was thinking the same thing when I clicked the article. I guess I just have the caucasity to ask such a thing.

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grin

Watchman
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They view everything through the prism of race. It’s not hard to see racism behind every tree when you do that. It’s also a poor way to live.

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Agreed. thumbsup

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