When I wrote last night it seemed like the Juan Williams saga was one in which no one came out very well. But the light of a new day has changed the picture dramatically. Bagging the lucrative new contract with Fox News is only part of it. It’s also become a moment where Williams can come out of the closet as a full-on wingnut cartoon character. No more living a lie as a one-time journalist playing a fake liberal on Fox News.
I’m feeling an “It Gets Better” video coming soon.
Here’s Juan from this morning on the events of recent days: “This is evidence of one-party rule and one sided thinking at NPR that leads to enforced ideology, speech and writing. It leads to people, especially journalists, being sent to the gulag for raising the wrong questions and displaying independence of thought.”
One-party rule? The Gulag? The gulag of Fox News chat millionaires. Like I said, a cartoon character. About all we need now is to hear Juan go into truth teller mode about the scourge of vote fraud in the inner city. I told you last night, I think Tomasky pretty much has Juan’s number.
But really, everyone wins. Juan can stop living a lie. Tongues untied, baby.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.