Montel Williams on Fox News

  • MrPapo317

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    Jan 31, 2008 10:45 PM GMT


    I have respect for him now.
  • SkyMiles

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    Feb 01, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    No doubt, man. Montel got fired for saying what he said too. So much for 'Support the Troops':

    Montel Williams Loses Job after Defending Troops on Fox News UNDERLINE TEXT GOES HEREby Brandon Friedman
    Wed Jan 30, 2008 at 11:39:14 PM PST
    For just over three minutes on Saturday morning, TV talk show host Montel Williams owned the hosts of Fox and Friends. A former Marine and Naval officer, Montel lectured the stunned hosts on the stupidity of spending air time on the death of Heath Ledger, rather than covering the war in Iraq. It was a spectacle rarely seen on live cable television, as Montel exposed and condemned both tabloid "news" shows and much of American culture for what they have each become: shallow and greedy.

    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. Variety reported on Wednesday that the

    Fate of "The Montel Williams Show" was sealed when key Fox-owned stations opted not to renew it for the 2008-09 season.

    I have no idea whether Montel already knew his show wasn’t going to be renewed, and thus felt emboldened to cut loose on the air, or whether his firing was a result of his actions on Saturday. Either way, Montel Williams exhibited courage this week that few in the television industry ever will. And for that, American troops around the world stand with him. We support him not only because he stood up for the troops, but because he did it on Fox News—a station that has done more damage to the U.S. military since 9/11 than any other.

    Montel Williams is an American patriot. Though he left the military years ago, he has never forgotten "his" troops.

    For that we salute and thank you, Montel. Best of luck with whatever you choose to do next.

  • ShawnTX

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    Feb 01, 2008 3:53 AM GMT
    Good for him for doing what he did. He's earned a lot of respect for that, I would imagine.

    It's true that our priorities are a little skewed as a society. Quite a while ago, I remember hearing about a suicide bomber on the morning news, but when I got home that night, there was nothing about it in my news feeds online. But I got the lastest on Britney Spears driving over the foot of a photographer.

    Sick
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    Feb 01, 2008 11:38 AM GMT
    ShawnTO saidIt's true that our priorities are a little skewed as a society. Quite a while ago, I remember hearing about a suicide bomber on the morning news, but when I got home that night, there was nothing about it in my news feeds online. But I got the lastest on Britney Spears driving over the foot of a photographer.

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    Oh please, take out your abacus. There are, what, potentially 1 billion suicide bombers? But there is only ONE Britney!

    Next: I saw the Virgin Mother in the hair clippings on the floor at the salon after Britney's last 'do! Film at eleven.
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    Feb 01, 2008 12:00 PM GMT
    GO MONTEL!
    Thanks elpapo for posting this video! It choked me up.
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    Feb 01, 2008 12:01 PM GMT
    I never watched his show. That type of media is not my cup of tea. I had read one time about his devotion to fitness and his fight with an illness. He gained my respect for standing up and taking his illness by the horns.

    His stance on current media is spot on. To much Britney, Lindsey, and Heath. Not that there lives and problems aren't real- but come on. The news is all about ratings. It is a sad day when the average American is more interested in who is on the cover of a tabloid than the story behind a fallen American Soldier.