There is no medium that can get your message across faster than television. And if you allow your emotions to rule the moment, there is no medium that will make you look more foolish. When locked in a feisty debate, it is almost guaranteed someone will raise their voice and try to make their point by screaming. It’s simple human nature. Understand, you can become part of the shouting contest and maybe get your point across. But in the end, if any debate or discussion denigrates into something louder than a jet engine, you will always come across as a clear winner if you control your emotions, make your points in a calm manner, and not get into a dogfight. Oh, and one other thing. Facial expressions are almost and sometimes even more memorable than what is said. They are not cute, nor do they make a point. In most cases, they make you look childish, foolish and a loser in every discussion. They are also great points for other people to ridicule you. Patience. Calm. Win the battle.
Heated Juan Williams/Michelle Malkin Shoutfest Gets Personal With Eyerolls, ‘Snotty’ Accusations
Juan Williams‘ patience expired fairly openly on Hannity tonight after an attack of “elitism” from Michelle Malkin that stemmed from a debate about Attorney General Eric Holder where Williams took offense at Malkin saying Williams and other liberals only blamed Bush for President Obama’s failings, to which he initially replied “I’m a real reporter, not a blogger out in the blogosphere somewhere.”
“All you can say is Plame, Plame, Plame; blame, blame, blame; Bush, Bush, Bush,” Malkin told Williams as he argued that the current national security White House leaks were not different from what had transpired in other White Houses. Williams took offense to that, telling Malkin that he was a “real reporter, not a blogger out in the blogosphere somewhere,” which in turn visibly offended Malkin, who retorted, “right, because I’m not a real reporter.” Williams completed his point that reporters “did not get any classified information,” over both Hannity and Malkin, before Hannity gave Malkin the last word.
She used that last word against Williams. “The American people are sick of the kind of snotty condescension from liberal elite journalists like Juan Williams who tell us that the rest of us are not doing our jobs, when the point is that when Eric Holder was shamefully approved and nominated and approved to be Attorney General–” At this point, after a heavy eyeroll and mouthing “Oh my God,” Williams interrupted to inform her that she was “way off topic” and “not talking about what we’re debating here tonight on Sean’s show.” Hannity interjected when Williams tried to repeat that nothing different had happened in the Bush administration, and Williams and Malkin coolly thanked each other at the end of the segment.