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Fox News's Juan Williams Calls Ann Romney a 'Corporate Wife'
cnsnews.com ^ | 8/29/12 | Susan Jones

Posted on 08/29/2012 7:05:28 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative

(CNSNews.com) - As part of its Tuesday night convention coverage, Fox News assembled a panel of political analysts to discuss Ann Romney's speech. Charles Krauthammer called it a "triumph," and Brit Hume said it was "the single most effective political speech I’ve ever heard given by a political wife."

But their fellow panelist Juan Williams -- a Democrat -- panned Mrs. Romney's effort to connect with women, describing her as a "corporate wife" whose claim to understand the struggles of American women fell flat.

"Ann Romney ... looked to me like a corporate wife. The stories she told about struggles — eh! It's hard for me to believe. I mean, she's a very rich woman, and I know that, and America knows that."

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KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; annromney; foxnews; juanwilliams
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This disgusting racist needs to go back to NPR or MSNBC. I'll be grabbing the remote control from now on when I see him come on the screen.
1 posted on 08/29/2012 7:05:29 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Juan-o is not looking too good..... and sounding even worse (dumber).

2 posted on 08/29/2012 7:09:09 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

He has a point some what, I personally would have like to have had a working husband of a candidate like Todd Palin instead, but you have to go with what you have. Its the hand we’ve been dealt.


3 posted on 08/29/2012 7:09:15 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they appoint as cabinet members.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

“A Corporate Wife”!!! The HORROR!!! is she worse then the devil??

seriously , not knowing much about Mitt or his CW, My wife and I really enjoyed her speech. She seems pretty bright and well spoken...

She was also easy on the eyes... :)

But I am sure Mrs Zero has TONS more real world experience and is much closer to my life*

*sarc..


4 posted on 08/29/2012 7:11:21 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: Wilderness Conservative

And what is wrong with being a corporate wife?

To be fair to Williams, I have heard many people on both right and left denigrate women who have chosen to be helpmates to their husband’s career.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 7:11:36 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

And what is wrong with being a corporate wife?

To be fair to Williams, I have heard many people on both right and left denigrate women who have chosen to be helpmates to their husband’s career.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 7:11:57 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
I'll be grabbing the remote control from now on when I see him come on the screen.

Well, you'll be grabbing it a lot, and I'm doing the same. Since Juan was ditched by NPR and became more full time on Fox, he seems to pop up on almost every program throughout the day, taking the liberal side. Actually, I used to think he was fairly tolerable for a liberal, but now he's on too often and it's easy to become tired of seeing him. He's definitely overexposed, whatever a viewer might think of his commentary.

7 posted on 08/29/2012 7:12:02 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Wilderness Conservative

I thought the most insulting thing Juan said came when he was pressed by Megyn Kelly to explain what he meant by “corporate wife. Juan answered, “She looks like a woman whose husband takes care of her.”

Michelle Malkin Tweet:
In prog(gressive) world “corporate wives” are out of touch, but CRONY wives who wear $600 sneakers & take $500k Spanish vacays are salt of the earth!


8 posted on 08/29/2012 7:13:31 AM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Juan, you little bitch, what is it about breast cancer and MS that you don’t understand?


9 posted on 08/29/2012 7:14:10 AM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Fox News's Juan Williams Calls Ann Romney a 'Corporate Wife'

So, we're voting for wives now, come November?

10 posted on 08/29/2012 7:14:48 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Fox News's Juan Williams Calls Ann Romney a 'Corporate Wife'

So, we're voting for wives now, come November? Who CARES what Juan,or anyone else for that matter, say about a family member of a candidate?

11 posted on 08/29/2012 7:16:02 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Juan Williams job is to give the left line. Fox brings him and people like Alan Colmes in to maintain their “fair and balanced” slogan. Often, I don’t think they believe what they are saying, but that is what they get paid to do.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 7:18:02 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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What a crazy concept....a male and a female cleave unto one another , become helpmates, and become sucessful in America,

next thing you know they will declare “we built this “


13 posted on 08/29/2012 7:19:57 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Juan only understands one thing. She is white.


14 posted on 08/29/2012 7:21:29 AM PDT by Azeem (There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo.)
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To: Rummyfan
If women truly stood up for their dignity, there would be a huge condemnation of this disgusting remark. What a POS Juan is.

Juan Williams continues to bite the hand [Fox] that feeds him. He should be fired for this ... immediately.

15 posted on 08/29/2012 7:22:00 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Juan’s prejudices are showing.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 7:25:51 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Rummyfan
Unreal. Juan has been becoming more and more angry of late. Anny Romney is classy...... Something the Libs don't understand or can relate to. They are use to pig mouthed Rosie, Barbara, collection of Sex in the city elites, who drink, party and have sex with many people. So I can understand why Juan and his like minded people can not relate to what a honest, normal Mom is all about. I flip the tv channel when Juan or Shep are on FNC. If I want that kind of opinion I can watch NBC, CBS,CNN,MSNBC. They have lost me!
17 posted on 08/29/2012 7:27:48 AM PDT by JFC
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To: Wilderness Conservative

FOX: get rid of this stupid, rude liberal.


18 posted on 08/29/2012 7:27:51 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Juan provides FOX with the left-leaning side it needs for some ‘balance’

Otherwise we would need to switch channels and expose ourselves to (*shudder*) Rachel Maddow or (*cringe*) Big Ed on MSNBC or something


19 posted on 08/29/2012 7:29:05 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Wilderness Conservative

“A corporate wife.”

Oh the horrors, Juan. She supports her husband. How dare she?


20 posted on 08/29/2012 7:30:06 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Juan’s true ‘color’ is showing....


21 posted on 08/29/2012 7:32:40 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Well, I guess Juan Williams agrees that corporations are people, as only people can take wives.

(NB: CORPORATION comes from Latin CORPUS, CORPORIS, meaning “body”)


22 posted on 08/29/2012 7:32:47 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
"Fox brings him and people like Alan Colmes in to maintain their “fair and balanced” slogan."

That belief is quite naive. I believe that Colmes is brought forth simply to make liberals look absurd. I can finally stand to watch him now that I know how much he discredits the liberals. Everyone can serve a purpose. My hat is off to Roger Ailes.

23 posted on 08/29/2012 7:33:01 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

We are seeing signs of desperation from the leftist media everywhere we look today.

First, MSNBC saw fit to block viewers from seeing the speeches of the prominent minorities-a clear sign of malicious intent combined with fear.

Then, the NYT editorial board decided that Ann Romney’s speech somehow “slipped the knife” to the Obama campaign. We should take this as an understated compliment, as Ann Romney never mentioned Obama. What she did was make feminist women wonder about their support for the government as husband. No small thing, that, and the left should be afraid.

Then Juan Williams with his “corporate wife” description, which I believe he felt he had to do because he sensed the power of Ann Romney’s speech.

Desperation. That’s what we’re seeing.


24 posted on 08/29/2012 7:34:43 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright

Unlike a wife who through Affirmative Action and Chicago Thuggism got a 300k no show job at a hospital in exchange for political favors.

Yup, nothing to see here. Move on.


25 posted on 08/29/2012 7:37:30 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Azeem
re: Juan only understands one thing. She is white.

Yeah, that and that she is a Republican. I am sure that he thought Teresa Heinz Kerry was not only ok but wonderful! No comments on her wealth making her far removed from the masses.

Juan is despicable.

26 posted on 08/29/2012 7:38:01 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Well I guess that makes Michelle Obama a “Freeloader’s Wife”


27 posted on 08/29/2012 7:38:02 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Wilderness Conservative

This disgusting racist needs to go back to NPR or MSNBC. I’ll be grabbing the remote control from now on when I see him come on the screen.


In 100% sgreement with you! Have been muting his digusting comments along with that other useless piece of humanity Beckel.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 7:38:24 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Juan is just not used to seeing a woman that his satified/happy with her husband.


29 posted on 08/29/2012 7:39:06 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Will88

Actually, I used to think he was fairly tolerable for a liberal.....

He’s a black Beckel.


30 posted on 08/29/2012 7:39:29 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Truth is a Weapon

Quite apart from the illnesses with which Ann has had to contend, the Romneys were not always wealthy. Mitt gave away his inheritance. He really is a self-made man. Liberals look at a man like Mitt or a woman like Ann and presume they have always had it easy, a presumption that is frequently untrue. Although Mrs. p. henry and I are nowhere near the Romneys in terms of wealth, fools like Juan might look at Mrs. p. and call her a corporate wife. When I met her, Mrs. p was a single mom of three working her fanny off. She still works very hard notwithstanding health issues. I have been part of the workforce for 45 years. In my early days, some of those jobs were menial and not very pleasant. Liberals don’t see that. All they see is the present condition of someone like Mitt Romney. They don’t see the hard path that got him there.


31 posted on 08/29/2012 7:40:02 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: Wilderness Conservative
Juan Williams is a multimillionaire and he's been married for a long time to the same woman. I assume he takes good care of his wife so his complaints about Mrs. Romney ring hollow.

I can tolerate hearing lefty opinion if it's presented even somewhat rationally, but Williams has moved from left field to the bleacher seats. He's become obnoxious and annoying. Begone.

32 posted on 08/29/2012 7:41:55 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Go back to PBS Juan...

Ann Romney is more real than the free loader that is in Washington now..I doubt she will have to take a vacation on our money like the loon that takes one once a week..I will be so glad when that free loader packs her bags and heads on her last vacation back to Chicago..Or are they moving back to Africa..


33 posted on 08/29/2012 7:43:54 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Wilderness Conservative
In my parent's generation (I'm 54) the term Corporate Wife had a specific meaning. It meant a woman who was stuck with the role of supporting her husband's attempt to climb the corporate ladder in large companies. It required an awful lot of hard work, whether in entertaining the boss, coordinating the multiple times the family had to move to accommodate promotions and the need to take on most of the parenting responsibilities since Dad was working late, taking clients out to dinner and someone had to watch the kids as they participated in outside activities.

The early feminists HATED that role, and it was the main impetus behind the earliest feminist movement. For Juan to use that term is frankly similar to the type of racial tone that the left uses against us. Trying to intimate that ‘welfare moms’ is code or ‘food stamp president’ is code for racism is the left’s attempt to argue against us when facts are inconvenient. Now Juan is seeing that the role can be reversed and he will likely hear about this comment as long as Obama hears about ‘you didn't build this’.

As as we USED to say: hoisted on one’s own petard!

34 posted on 08/29/2012 7:45:40 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Shouldn’t juan be campaigning with biteme biden. They’re both idiots.


35 posted on 08/29/2012 7:46:47 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: Wilderness Conservative

I’d like to see Juan raise 5 boys.


36 posted on 08/29/2012 7:53:00 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

I’d like to see Juan raise 5 boys.


37 posted on 08/29/2012 7:53:02 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: JPG
Does Juan Williams have a problem with relating to white women?
His comments degrade the debate from any discussion of the issues and into pile on personal invective. Would Mr. Williams think it fair if someone would call him, Mr. Williams, a shallow liberal puppet? Would Mr. Williams see such a charge. directed at him, as a serious part of the issues facing the nation?
TWB
38 posted on 08/29/2012 7:56:47 AM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: EagleUSA
"FOX: get rid of this stupid, rude liberal."

Beckel first, please.

39 posted on 08/29/2012 7:56:48 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Wilderness Conservative
What Juan Williams, the racist, meant to say was "White corporate wife".
40 posted on 08/29/2012 7:58:00 AM PDT by vortigern
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To: PLD

Maybe he’s trying to get his job back at PBS.


41 posted on 08/29/2012 8:00:11 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Juan’s and a liberal’s code for saying traditional marriage is outdated. Wonder if he would have called Barney Frank’s “wife” a corporate wife.


42 posted on 08/29/2012 8:03:53 AM PDT by chuckee
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Does that make Juan a corporate negro? Just wondering, ...because he sticks to the Democrat script really well, like a good corporate player.

All these Obamabots are realizing their master is about to be fired, and they have gone into militant mode.


43 posted on 08/29/2012 8:05:17 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Lorianne
I loved the simple, elegant dress in the bright red. Blondes often don't look good in that color, but she pulled it off. I'm so tired of the boob belts and too-tight stuff off the Obama fashion era.

Maybe we'll have to have a fashion thread about here.

44 posted on 08/29/2012 8:05:39 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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I heard it live. Didn't bother me much. While I disagree with Juan, I really don't see why everybody on both sides has to faint whenever somebody lets a little prejudice slip through or says something "off color".

I sure wish we lived in a country where we didn't have to be terrified that any little slip up in our dialog or any expression of our true opinions or feelings could be cause for torches and pitchforks.

Also, I thought Mrs. Romney's speech was great.
45 posted on 08/29/2012 8:05:51 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: keats5
I’d like to see Juan raise 5 boys.

Your use of the word "boys" in reference to imaginary male offspring fathered by Juan Williams is both racist and offensive. /s

46 posted on 08/29/2012 8:06:04 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

He’s probably just parroting the Democrat talking points regarding Mrs. Romney. We knew that they’d pull something like that, so just ignore him and let’s go on and win the election. Mrs. Romney is a class act and therefore, the dems have to find some way to trash her. Unfortunately for them, it’s all going to backfire on them.


47 posted on 08/29/2012 8:06:39 AM PDT by Marty
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To: KansasGirl

“She looks like a woman whose husband takes care of her.”

Let’s see what the Bible (God’s Blueprint for Living) says. . . I think Juan needs to go back to Sunday School for a refresher.

Paul presents another responsibility of husbands in I Timothy 5:8 - “But if any provide not for his own, especially for those of his own household, he hath denied the faith and is worse than an infidel”

Besides, it will be more than refreshing not to have to look at arm pits, biceps, and triceps in the White House.


48 posted on 08/29/2012 8:07:32 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: mmichaels1970

I don’t understand the problem of being a corporate wife.

It’s certainly a better life position than being a professional negro


49 posted on 08/29/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Maudeen

God forbid women have a husbands who take care of them!

Haven’t we all learned from “The Life of Julia” - that is the government’s job!


50 posted on 08/29/2012 8:11:53 AM PDT by Scotswife
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