Montel Williams Canceled For Saying What We All Are Thinking. (With Video)
It seems that we don’t have the freedom of speech in this country, as we were told growing up. Just like we were told anybody can grow up to be President of the United States. Truth be known, in my youth it was said, “Any young man can grow up to be President.
Back to the freedom of speech issue, it seems that if you go on Fox and Friends you had best stick to the subject at hand and not let your personal feelings show. Montel Williams during an appearance on Fox and Friends questioned the over kill coverage that the Heath Ledger’s death was receiving compared to the deaths that week in Iraq. No matter how much they tried to change the subject Montel kept going. After they came back from break Montel was not on the set. This after one of the host said that they would talk about Montel’s book.
Shortly before Fox-owned and bias-operated television stations in major markets terminated Montel’s talk-show contract, Montel appeared in an interview on Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends, and was asked to discuss Heath Ledger’s death. He used the interview to point out that TV networks had continued to extensively cover Mr. Ledger’s death while ignoring the deaths of 28 US soldiers in Iraq since the beginning of the year. Montel expressed sympathy for Mr. Ledger’s family and remorse for his passing but also encouraged the three interviewers to recognize the absence of coverage for the US soldiers killed in Iraq. The interviewers sought to point out that their audience wanted celebrity news and it was more interesting than soldier deaths. Montel suggested that US news networks had the capacity to lead the country’s attitudes by placing more importance on US deaths in Iraq than the deaths of celebrities. Montel noted that he had awoken that morning very saddened by the unknown names of those slain in Iraq and was further saddened when he could not find their names on the web.
Three minutes into this awkward segment on Fox, one host cut off Montel in order to go to a commercial. Montel did not return after the break.
Four days later, after 17 years as a television host, Montel lost his job.
More below the video.
It is a shame that Montel lost his show for what most of have been thinking since the media has started this fluff stories to cover up what the administration is doing and informing us what is going on in Iraq. Then the Host over at Fux use the lame excuse that this is what the viewers want. The reality is that the viewers would not even know half of this crap, if they had not been told by the media.
A question you have to ask yourself is, “When did missing people, fires, and traffic accidents become not only national news, but news that runs for months on end?