Calling Man Named Juan “Juan” Now Racist or Something

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 at 8:12 am

A big moment of last night’s debate came when moderator Juan Williams and Newt Gingrich argued over Gingrich’s comments that many have seen as condescending towards blacks. However, Williams really should have been offended due to Gingrich’s incredibly insensitive pronunciation of the word “Juan.” At least, that’s the opinion of Chris Matthewswho accused Gingrich of a racial motive in the way he used Williams’ name.

Matthews’ comments came during an appearance on Andrea Mitchell Reports in which he and Mitchell discussed the tone in yesterday’s all white audience. Matthews accused Rick Perry of using terms bordering on “succession” when he talked about the South Carolina people’s “war” with the government. However, the focus was on Gingrich and Williams and particularly Williams’ first name. While Matthews agreed with a lot of what Gingrich said, he argued that this was a coded message to the crowd.

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2 Responses to “Calling Man Named Juan “Juan” Now Racist or Something”

  1. Blue Hen on 18/18/12 at 12:16 pm

    Matthews is spot on here. But then, what did ‘Juan’ expect, seeing as how he was “in the enemy camp”?

    Free McNuggets to the first person that makes the connection.

  2. ron nord on 30/30/12 at 12:38 pm

    Matthews is a master at reverse racism, he uses it all the time. The Democrats were the slave owners during the Civil War and still are, they just use taxpayer money for vote buying and extortion.