On Fox News this Sunday, Juan Williams pointed out the hypocrisy of those on the right expressing their outrage at A&E for suspending Phil Robertson over his remarks about blacks and gays. These are the same people who demanded that Martin Bashir and Bill Maher be fired from their shows after they made remarks which offended conservatives.
Suggesting that the entire incident has been blown out of proportion for political reasons because it plays well to the evangelical white voter, Williams said, “The right goes after Martin Bashir, they wanted Martin Bashir fired. Remember Dixie Chicks, or Tim Robbins, or Bill Maher? All of that, the right says get them out of here. But they then want to cry foul when people are intolerant of them.”
He also notes that while many have tried to make it a First Amendment issue it is not — a point that the entire panel agreed with.
Watch the segment in the video below.