Glenn may not agree with Fox News political commentator Juan Williams on many political issues, but their opinion’s of the mainstream media are pretty similar. You already know what Glenn thinks about the liberal media, but you might be surprised at what Juan had to say…
“I always thought it was the Archie Bunkers of the world, the right-wingers of world, who were more resistant and more closed-minded about hearing the other side…” he said. “But in fact, what I have learned is, in a very painful way — and I can open this shirt and show you the scars and the knife wounds — is that it is big media institutions who are identifiably more liberal to left-leaning who will shut you down, stab you and kill you…and fire you, if they perceive that you are not telling the story in the way they want it told.”
Juan, clearly referencing his past incident with NPR in 2010, in which he was dismissed for comments he made on the O’Reilly Factor about getting nervous around people in “Muslim garb” on planes, wasn’t shy to admit the left-leaning media is much more hostile to those with opposing views.
Glenn, who defended Juan during the incident, recalled a previous dinner with the political commentator.
“I found him very reasonable,” Glenn said. “He said some things that I’m not going to repeat because, you know, it was a private dinner. But he said some things that made me go, “wait..what have you done with Juan Williams?” Really, really remarkable, and he’s right — that’s really just the way it is.”