‘Fox News Knows Nothing About Serving This Nation’: Montel Williams Shuts Down Trump Booster for Attacking NFL Players

‘Fox News Knows Nothing About Serving This Nation’: Montel Williams Shuts Down Trump Booster for Attacking NFL Players

Televison personality Montel Williams on Monday slammed Donald Trumps defender and Fox News regular Gina Loudon for claiming NFL players “make a mockery of our military veterans,” explaining neither she, nor her network, understand “serving this nation.”

Loudon appeared on Fox Business Saturday to lament NFL players who are using their platform to protest against racism, police brutality and social injustice.

“What were they protesting again?” Loudon asked host Lou Dobbs. “Can you even remember? Because I kind of feel like maybe they’re protesting protesting. Because I don’t think anybody is aware of exactly what it is they’re protesting.”

Williams on Sunday shot back at Loudon, writing on Twitter the players “know what they’re protesting.”

“I can also assure her not a single one of these players cares one bit about what she says on [Fox Business],” Williams added.

“I believe you know this isn’t the proper venue to protest,” Loudon claimed. “I would fight for their right to protest. But they make a mockery of our military veterans, their sport and their fans when they use their profession. There are more effective ways to make their case.”

“Gina I served 22 years,” Williams replied. “How many did you serve? You and the ridiculous cast of @foxnews know NOTHING about serving this nation or respect. Sit down.”

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.