Juan Williams defends ‘critical thinking’ exercise involving stomping on ‘Jesus’

On tonight’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Juan Williams not only managed to say with a straight face that today’s colleges aren’t necessarily liberal; he also defended a class activity in which students wrote “Jesus” on sheets of paper, placed them on the floor and stomped on them as an exercise to inspire “critical thinking.” The exercise was part of a class taught by Florida Atlantic University’ s Deandre Poole, a Democrat activist.

Williams’ defense of the class exercise inspired a few former admirers to exercise some critical thinking of their own.

Editor’s note: The first sentence has been edited for clarity.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    Hey, can we have a stomping on Juan Williams exercise or would that be racist?

    • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

      By the way, the reason that Fox is losing viewers is because the channel is becoming more diverse…………………in non PC speak…………..that means it is giving full blown morons, aka ignorant lefties another place to spew their idiocy.

      • V the K

        Tamara Holder’s screech is an instant channel-changer.

        • j Ray

          So is MeMe Roth on Geraldo. She is an uncivil, filibustering food Nazi.

          • pajamakat

            Geraldo ? You mean Jerry Rivers ?? What a phony

          • 1SkepticalChick

            So is Geralderp.

          • CherDash

            I’ve been calling him “Whorealdo” since the 90s when he was covering for Clinton (aka being Clinton’s whore).

        • pajamakat

          I can’t stomach her. They are losing viewers.

        • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

          Got into a little twitter debate with Tamara, when I asked her to give one example of her assertion? She ran away………… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwuTo7zKM8

          Brave, brave, brave Tamara………….the left need to be mocked, openly and often.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        I watch the morons on Fox News for Asthetic Comedy value… Esp. on Monday, when I need a laugh… Jawamax 8<{D}

      • Frustrated Teacher

        I do love it when Bill mock Allan Colmes. That is very much worth the watch, but then it is usually SOOO easy to do!

    • V the K

      What would the story have been if a professor told students to stomp on a picture of Obama? (The Messiah of the Left)

      • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

        Easy now, you are talking about the Lord of the Left, that is like denigrating the Lord of the Dance! Heretic! Non Believer! WITCH!


        • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

          BURN ‘ER!!!!!! >:^)

  • greatunconformity

    I always write muhamed on each individual sheet of TP before I use it. I’m way into this critical thinking sh!t.

    • https://twitter.com/tweetyuo Tangchung

      You might be on to something, Quran TP.

      • Orlando Cee

        Does it come in two-ply?

        • Miss Clairee

          Yes! It’s actually pretty good TP. On the Obamatoiletpaper.com site there is a very funny video/song they also show on youtube.

        • john

          Yes, so the muslims can use it on both sides.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Cigar for Tangchung! (And you don’t have to smoke it, its a reward for “Critical Thinking”.) Jawamax 8<{D}

      • TomJB

        Imagine the outcry. And then remember the silence when the Palestinians took over the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Bethlehem and they actually used the Bibles as TP and ramdom areas as bathrooms.

      • Frustrated Teacher

        But that would be offensive….wait…oh yeah.

    • Doctor Drive Thru


      • Miss Clairee

        Go to Obamatoiletpaper.com or PrankPlace.com for cheap Obama toilet paper. One of the sites ships free for orders over ten dollars. I’ve been giving it as gifts. It’s a big hit for those in need of taking a big &#!T!!!!

        • Gary

          Funny stuff. Had to Tweet it.

          • Miss Clairee

            Good! They can thank little ol’ Miss Clairee if their sales are up today, and hopefully they are! Really, all my friends have loved it when I give it as gifts! And they all rave that it’s pretty good stuff too……gets the job done, if you know what I mean!

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Why not? He’s full of $#!+ anyway! Jawamax 8<{D} ZING!!

      • jb

        Actually, no. It is An Obama-in-the-bowl. (As in I am going to the bathroom to clone an Obama).

      • Frustrated Teacher

        I’m afraid he would find something to tax down there….

    • pajamakat

      I just wrote allah AND mohammed on a piece of paper and stomped on them both. I had a critical thinking moment and couldn’t decided which one to choose. So I chose both !!!! Juan is such a loser. Why does Fox have this moron on anyway? Every time I see his stinking smirking face, I switch the channel.

      • jb

        Between him and Colmes it is a race to the bottom to see who is the bigger clown.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthTexasPrepper Raymond59

          “Thumbs Up.”

    • Littlechef

      Muslims don’t use TP.

      • Pedro (SoCal)

        That’s why I never kiss or shake hands with them…

      • captaingrumpy

        You are right. Went to ME recently and the tourists were lined up outside a toilet (if you call a shit splattered hole in the ground ,one) , and a man was outside tearing off two sheets for each person. At the sites ,the Arabs sit there all day and just go where they sit. No paper , no wash , Nothing. They are filthy.

      • captaingrumpy

        You are right. Went to ME recently and the tourists were lined up outside a toilet (if you call a shit splattered hole in the ground ,one) , and a man was outside tearing off two sheets for each person. At the sites ,the Arabs sit there all day and just go where they sit. No paper , no wash , Nothing. They are filthy.

    • dukemd69

      I can’t stop laughing. But, I’d watch my butt if I were you!

      • Pedro (SoCal)

        In the road of life, I’m always the DRIVER. The rag-heads are only allowed to KISS it….

  • Doctor Drive Thru

    Juan deserves a pass on this one. It all goes back to an overzealous Quaker prof at Juan’s alma mater, Haverford College. In an exercise designed to enlighten critical thinking, the prof forced him to stomp on a photo of KFC’s Colonel Sanders.

  • Rob

    In retrospect he should have written Mohammed on the paper and stomped on it. No doubt the instructor would have flipped a lid and exposed his “critical thinking” exercise for the indoctrination exercise that it was.

    • Pedro (SoCal)

      I doing it right NOW !

  • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

    .@TheJuanWilliams wouldn’t know “critical thinking” if it bit him in the ass.

  • descolada9

    Juan is a loser. Sadly, he doesn’t seem to understand this. One of my favorite things, though, is when Charles Krauthammer gives Juan verbal lobotomies when Juan is being stupid.

    • LibLieExposer

      That’s pretty much a 24/7/365 job.

    • Gary

      Charles v. Juan. Gauranteed sad outcome w Juan’s smirk awry.

  • HARP2

    Stomping on Obama would be OK then.

  • Conrad2010

    FNC like to keep people like Juan around to be the networks token clown. CNN / MSNBC has hundreds of em.

  • 4CrynOutLoud

    It seems more like an exercise in compliance . . . OBEY!, OBEY!, OBEY!

  • Frank Drebin

    If the purpose of the exercise was to inspire critical thinking, as Williams suggests, it seems to me the only kid to pass was the one independent enough not to fall in line with the sheep.

    • nc

      Ding Ding Ding!!!

    • James Atkins

      That is total “win” right there.

    • Randy W

      Right on! The scariest part of this story is that only one student spoke up. What was the rest of the class thinking? Fear? Ambivalence? Hatred? Or just want to pass this stupid class without getting a low grade or making waves?

      • Chrissy the Hyphenated

        Any or all of the above. I learned early on that “go along to get along, grab your grade and your credits and get the heck out of dodge” was the only way to deal with offensive professors, because they had all the the power and very little humility.

        I really respect that student who refused to stomp. Not sure I’d have had the guts.

        Also, I thought the fact that the professor refused to use the student’s refusal as part of his lesson was clear evidence that the exercise was not about critical thinking at all. It was merely an excuse for the professor to use the power of position to get kids to do something disrespectful towards Christianity that was active and public.

      • Dave

        Conform or be cast out…. Our friend choose to be cast out……We should be more like the Islamist attack our religion and you have hell to pay……

    • Gothguy

      Thread winner!

  • Edwina

    He has turned into a radical liberal since being rescued by FOX. No wonder he lost his other job. He always overtakes all conservationis. Mary Kathryn never has a chance against him. FOX and Bill O’Reilly need to rein him in and kelp him on a time line or cut his mike off. No longer can stand watching him. Give Joe Trippi his job.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    If a teacher told the class to write Obama on a piece of paper and then stomp on it–the mainstream media would call it racism, the teacher would be fired and legislation would be proposed to ban both paper and pencil.

    • 1SkepticalChick

      But if it was a pic of Bush there would be a dogpile of effort to stomp.

  • 24fan

    oh dear, you think that Jesus the Only Son of God is weak so you can prove your power by stomping on Him. He’s risen now and all the power of His Father has been given to Him. you have no idea what you’re doing

  • http://twitter.com/RobertBleck Robert Bleck

    In a way Juan is right. It is just that only one student thought in a critial way.

  • $45875941

    During this Oreilly “debate,” I tweeted, “Is there anyone more liberally blind than Juan Williams?” I received a quick reply saying, “Yes, Alan Colmes.” I must have had a lapse in critical thinking. Lately I think it’s a toss up.

    • Clayton Grant

      Sally Kohn and Alan Colmes should be at the top of that list.

  • hurtin1

    Dear Liberals Pretending Not To Understand:

    For our next assignment at an accredited university, we’re going to write the word “Mohammed” on a piece of paper and then stamp on it.

    Ohhhhh, now you get it. Of course, that’s a twofer because the professor not only wouldn’t do that out of respect for Diversity, but because he would be killed. Like, literally.

    So “Darwin” would make for a clearer comparison. Or given the predilection of your average 20-year-old, “Obama.” No, don’t protest – this isn’t a refutation of those two, it’s an *exercise to promote critical thinking*, remember? So what’s the problem?

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    This calls for one of Jim Treacher’s best lines ever:

    Because, of course that happened.

  • Bill Board

    Juan Williams spews the same substance from his mouth as he does from the other end of his body.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeq0i03bg Booker

    And here I am thinking that Juan was one of the sane liberals. My bad!

  • Steve_J

    Williams isn’t worth listening to.

  • massjim

    What would Juan’s response have been to a stomping on a portrait of Obama exercise?

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      ZING! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • capisce

    Try some critical thinking of your own, Juan. Maybe then you wouldnt have to plagiarize.

  • Princess_Jen

    Notice they are nevah evah “critical” of their own thinking?

  • NotFromHavana

    Here is some critical thinking Juan should try….What would his reaction be if a class taught by a conservative was forced to write MLK on a piece of paper and stomp on it? Would not happen, but I feel confident nobody would not be defending it – especially Juan.

    He should critically rethink this one.

  • Jim Denney

    THE Juan Williams portrait;

  • fdjlgkdsjhfk

    Write down Mohammed and stomp on it then. See what happens.

  • rickg62

    Thankfully the school has apologized and reversed it’s course on this inanity. Now what will Williams position be?

  • TomJB

    Stomping on Jesus = “critical thinking”
    Defending Jesus = “religious zealotry”

    Got it.

  • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

    Ya know what’s scary? More than infuriating? That is almost literally straight from C.S. Lewis, “That Hideous Strength,” where the one character is told –in a college– he must trample on a crucifix as an exercise in mental liberation.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ IceColdTroll

      Meanwhile, in the Objective Room, something like a crisis had developed. As soon as they arrived there Mark saw that the table had been drawn back. On the floor lay a crucifix, almost life-size, a work in the Spanish tradition, ghastly and realistic.
      “We have half an hour to pursue our exercises,”said Frost.Then he instructed Mark to trample on it and insult it in other ways.
      “Well,if so, what is there objective about stamping on the face? Isn’t it just as subjective to spit on a thing like this as to worship it?”
      “That is superficial.If you had been brought up in a non-Christian society,you would not be asked to do this. Of course it is a superstition, but it is that particular superstition which has pressed upon our society for many centuries…. An explicit action in the reverse direction is therefore a necessary step towards complete objectivity. We find in practice that it cannot be dispensed with.”

  • https://twitter.com/fit4posts Fit Forpost

    The only student who didn’t ‘stomp’ seems to be the winner in the CRITICAL THINKING category.

  • Guest

    He has a point, if you refuse to stomp on the Jesus paper, that means you’re thinking about the wider message of the exercise – critical thinking.

    If you just go ahead and do it, then you’re just a mindless zombie who lacks any critical thinking skills at all.

  • Jeremy Abrams

    Would Mr. Williams condone an exercise requiring students to write the name Martin Luther King, Jr. on a piece of paper and then step on it?

  • pabarge

    Juan Williams gets paid lots of buck$ to be the Liberal pinata on TV. Doesn’t that sound like “Uncle Tom” to you?

  • $36544368

    I say we write “Juan Williams” on a piece of paper and stomp on it!

    Edit – I just saw David Kramer’s post stating the same thing I just posted…sorry David!

  • SRVDisciple

    Hey Florida Atlantic here’s some critical thinking for you: How about if
    business owners put all of the resumes from Florida Atlantic graduates
    in the shredder and cancel recruitment efforts at your indoctrination

  • Guest

    It would be safe to bet the farm, that Williams would be hysterically outraged;
    if someone had scribbled Obama’s name on pieces of paper, then trampled them.

  • bug

    The black guys always stick together

  • Matt

    Deandre Poole is a giant piece of excretement. I’m pretty sure there were no stomping on pictures of Mohammed.

  • Kenneth

    Why is Juan Williams even on television, Mr. Williams needs to be back on public radio. I believe Mr, Williams to be very intelligent, but not what in tune into Fox to see.

  • truebeliever101

    The term “Useful Idoiot” comes to mind every time I hear Juan Williams speak.

  • Raymond Torres

    Now they need is to write the word mohammed and stomp on it. Why Jesus and not allah?

  • http://www.facebook.com/patricia.m.long.9 Patricia Maykrantz Long

    Actually I appreciate Juan Williams and the fact that he actually listens to both sides of a discussion. He is entitled to see things from another point of view. I wrote Jesus or a piece of paper and stomped on it. I still love Jesus. I wrote Mohammed on a piece of paper and stomped on it. Made no difference at all . I see the rights of people, and their beliefs stomped on daily. No big surprises…..and it doesn’t make me any less of a Christian. I remember the days when we didn’t run home to Mama with every detail of our college classes. We have a nation of critical whiners.

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  • Christopher Beattie

    Perhaps I am just getting old. I wouldn’t stomp on anything, even “Hitler.” I always though “critical thinking” was something that involved “logic” and stomping on things is the emotion of frustration and anger transference.

  • $5326605

    I think we should all get together and stomp on Juan and the professors heads. It might improve their critical thinking. Or at least put them in the critical care ward.

  • Alan C Rohner


    if learning was the objective for He said, ‘Come now, and let us reason together,’
    says the Lord, ‘Though your sins are like scarlet, …’.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthTexasPrepper Raymond59

    “To inspire critical thinking?” The Political Left is really “losing it mentally.” I really makes me wonder if Juan Williams & Professor Deandre Poole have their “Brain on straight?!” “Stomping on Jesus?” I bet that Jesus Christ would have something to say about this!!!! I wouldn’t want to be in Juan Williams and/or Professor Deandre Poole “shoes” (place) come Judgement Day! Both men have “gone off the deep end.” “Right over the Cliff!!!!” (facepalm and shaking my head)

  • jb

    Juan Williams and Critical thinking. Somehow I don’t think the 2 go together/

  • http://www.facebook.com/CMD1969 Charles Deosdade

    I feel we should all write the name of Barack Obama on a piece of paper and stomp all over it. Juan Williams, you are so childish. Protecting freedom of speech? Or…protecting nonsense

  • Gary

    Juan Wiliams = Dolt.

  • wyatt81

    Williams AND Colmes are a joke. They don’t think-they pimp.

  • Zefal

    I wonder what Juan will think of my “critical thinking” excrecise of throwing rotten eggs at his face?

  • okieflash

    Time for Fox to let this dude go…..When he comes on any FOX show I just turn him off….

  • tom cook

    Juan Williams is totally liberal, unspeakably stupid, and completely black.

  • Uncle Mike

    If Jesus was black he tell a different story!But Obama is his God…

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    Only reason TheJuanWilliams thinks colleges/universities aren’t liberal, because he is so far loony-left anymore, even Obama seems conservative to him.

  • lainer51

    wow, would WAHN feel the same if the Koran was written on a piece of paper and stomped on……me thinks not!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/YJ5G3N25JBSWDNFKBTXEVLR4NU Walt

    I don’t see the need to critical thinking in this exercise. Anyone can offend Christians and go on with life. Try that with mohammed and see the critical thinking needed to stay alive and your house and intact.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.r.riggs Kenneth Ray Riggs

    So I wonder what he would think about a professor doing his with paper that had African Americans written on it?

  • kim

    The professor didn’t FORCE anyone. And any student given a failing grade for not completing the exercise should be filing one hell of a lawsuit for religious discrimination.

  • Tomtom

    Williams is a closet socialist and a first class JERK!!!!

  • Sinjun

    first Plagerism (of course he threw his researcher under the bus like any democrat would) and now this …. why does Fox put up with him again?

  • jimdandi

    Juan Williams and critical thinking is an oxymoron. Or, is it just plain moron?

  • Pedro (SoCal)

    How about a critical think’n class with the stomping on the word, or even the picture of Mohammed…Bill should have asked Juan that.As a matter of fact I’m stomping on one right now. Just for General Principles….

  • Tim casey

    No one was forced to stomp on the paper, the exercise was intended for MANY to refuse, some to do it and then for each to explain why. In a Cultural Anthropology course I had 20+ years ago the teacher presented The Protocols of the Elders of Zion as a documentary and read some of it in class. Then let us argue about it for a few minutes before acknwledging it was a historical hoaxe and asking us to talk about how it made us feel and why we believed or didn’t believe it when we heard it. Same exercise.

  • David Tiffany

    Mr. Poole is more than a democratic activist. He led a rebellion. http://downtownministries.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    Change Jesus to Mohammed, hypothetically speaking, and see if the reactions are the same.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.jefferies.96 Richard Jefferies

    As General Patton is quoted as saying, “If everyone is thinking alike, then someone’s not thinking.” I guess one courageous student was thinking, whereas everyone else was just bleating “four legs goood, two legs baaad.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.given.9 William Given

    Maybe Mr. Williams needs an exorcism.

  • http://twitter.com/PDeBries Paul DeBries

    If one had written “Obama” on the paper and stomped on it one would probably be accused of racism or threatened with arrest for a hate crime. Expect very little tolerance when one stomps on their “savior”

  • Freedomist

    I wonder if Juan thinks stomping on the US Constitution also inspires critical thinking?

  • Patrick Fallon

    Juan Williams is as liberal and as raciest as any man walking and when you believe it is fine to stump on the name of Jesus that is as low as you can go Fox really hit bottom when they hired Juan that is the reason the other company fired him he was to raciest for them

  • Patrick Fallon

    Juan Williams is as liberal and as raciest as any man walking and when you believe it is fine to stump on the name of Jesus that is as low as you can go Fox really hit bottom when they hired Juan that is the reason the other company fired him he was to raciest for them

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Print out a picture of Obama and take a crap on it. First 100 students who turn in their critical thinking report about crapping on Obama get A’s.

    I’m sure Williams would just love that.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Print out a picture of Obama and take a crap on it. First 100 students who turn in their critical thinking report about crapping on Obama get A’s.

    I’m sure Williams would just love that.

  • TXWheelgunner

    I think I would have pasted Jesus to the blackboard & stomped the professor for blasphemy. The Muslims can do it so its fair.