The Armstrong Williams Show: A "Fair" Voice for the Voiceless

By: Karl Nelson, Social Media Manager, @KarlNelsonJR

The Armstrong Williams Show doesn’t shy away from the tough topics or controversial issues plaguing everyday Americans. That’s what being a voice for the voiceless is all about. 

Whether it’s giving young America a platform to express themselves, discussing the importance of second chances for ex-convicts, having open dialogue about marijuana legalization, or covering controversial topics about the president, The Armstrong Williams Show provides provocative dialogue that aims to push our society forward.

That’s what the show accomplished last week on the radio and television airwaves. Each show evoked emotion while educating millions of listeners and viewers. 

Last week, our radio broadcasts covered numerous topics, including:

• President Trump’s character, presidential campaign, legal woes, and policy
• The Iran Deal
• North Korea
• Michelle Wolf’s controversial jokes at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner
• Marijuana legalization
• Providing a second chance to ex-convicts returning to regular society

Last week, our live TV broadcast focused on:

• Young America
• The status of America’s health
• Current events

This week’s dialogue aims to have an even greater impact, which has already been evident with the Broadcast Heavyweight, Armstrong Williams, and his elite guests, who have discussed:

• The impact of abortion on black communities across the nation
• Iran Deal Withdrawal
• Kanye West
• U.S. Foreign Policy
• The FBI
• President Trump

Be on the lookout for what The Armstrong Williams Show has in store for its audience for the rest of this week on both the radio and TV. 

I want to also credit our guests/panelists, who contributed greatly to the show last week and so far this week:

• David Cay Johnston
• Dr. Devon Smith
• Renee Garfinkel
• Attorney A. Scott Bolden
• Bjorn Brooks
• Shermichael Singleton
• Brandon Chrostowski
• Yodit Tewolde
• Amber Athey
• Dan King
• E. Clay Sailor
• Suraya Ali
• Joshua Izykowski
• Nathaniel Jordan
• Rock Newman
• Jacqueline Hawkins
• PhD C. Fletcher Armstrong
• Rev. Childress Jr. 
• Attorney Shelby Emmett
• Sebastian Gorka
• Frank Gaffney
• Larry Klayman
• Logan Delany
• Jeffrey McCune

You can listen to The Armstrong Williams Show on SiriusXM Urban View 126 Monday - Friday from 6-8pm. You can also watch The Armstrong Williams Show Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30am LIVE on News Channel 8.

The Armstrong Williams Show: May 1, Recap

For last night’s radio show, Armstrong and I were joined by Renee from Jerusalem. As usual,
the discussion was lively and for the first few minutes of the show we discussed the recent
bombshell from Benjamin Netanyahu regarding Iran and the Nuclear Deal. Renee gave us a run-
down briefly and touched on how the documents were obtained- in what seems to be an
undercover mission reminiscent of the Cold War! As she pointed out it will be interesting to
how these findings impact the US and Donald Trump as he will make a decision regarding
participation into the Iran Deal by May 12th.

After Renee’s brief Israel/Iran update we switched topics to discuss the White House
Correspondent’s Dinner and the controversy surrounding some of the comments Michelle Wolf
made. Armstrong took the conversation a little further to the idea of death threats that
undoubtedly happen to people from both the LEFT and the RIGHT. What has our society
become where a disagreement over IDEAS results in bodily harm?

Initially, callers were quick to blame the leaders of our country- a la Donald Trump- and his lack
of decorum. Furthermore, callers were offended that POTUS uses Twitter to connect to the
American people, arguing that it was unprofessional. They felt that he should stick to press
conferences and news outlets- the more traditional, acceptable means of communication. I
pushed back, arguing that who is to say what is an “acceptable” form of communication. One
hundred years ago CNN and Fox News didn’t exist and Twitter is a facet of our ever evolving
technology. Would the callers be AS offended if the CONTENT of Trump’s Twitter was more
professional? I would imagine that they would be less offended.

I, also think that it is naïve to blame our culture of violence on one single person. Furthermore, I
would argue that most (not ALL) teens etc rarely watch or pay attention to the county’s political
discourse. Meaning that, the attitudes and behaviors we are seeing have been developing in
society for some time and that we must first look at the family environment. How are our
children being raised at home and what are they being taught in schools were violence and
bullying are acceptable responses to a disagreement on thought? Caller’s largely agreed with
me- that we have lost our faith and our family values.

One of the best things about the show was the level of respect caller’s had for hearing our
opinions and offering their counterpoints. Respectful dialog has all be vanished from our
society and it was lovely to have respectful debate. In closing, I will share comments from a few
caller’s who took time to champion support for Armstrong. Here are a few things that they had
to say:

“Keep doing what you’re doing its really appreciated”

“I truly believe you are going to assist this country in making America greater than it has ever
been”

“You are a breath of fresh air, I’ve never heard you before….I appreciate you so very much”

The Armstrong Williams Show: April 24, Recap

On April 24, I joined Armstrong on the radio once again after a week-long hiatus while I was in Paris for work on behalf of HSH. We started off the show with a brief recap of my trip to Paris. I highlighted two experiences as unforgettable although it is hard to even think of them in the same thought given their individual context.

The first was an interview with Daniel Knoll. Daniel Knoll’ s mother, Mireille, was murdered in an anti-Semitic hate crime in March of this year by her Muslim neighbor and his friend. She was 85, in a wheel chair and suffering from Parkinson’s at the time of her murder. Perhaps most chilling is the fact that Mireille had known her killer since he was a child and that he had joined her a few nights prior to murdering her for a glass of “Porto”, a tradition between Mireille and her killer. The second, profound, conversation was one that I had with a reformed former Al Qaeda member. Known as the Emir of Buttes-Chaumont, Farid Benyettou was responsible for mentorship of one of the Charlie Hebdo terrorists which resulted in the murder of 12 people at the magazine’s headquarters in France. As I said its hard to talk about those two experiences in the same sentence and its certainly something that I am still processing.

 

Following the Paris recap, we were joined by Nathaniel Jordan, The Minister of Wellness, and Rock Newman for a discussion on the role of nutrition regarding longevity and overall wellness. The biggest take home from this discussion, in my opinion, was that people need to make LIFESTYLE changes in order to see the results and the health benefits of healthy eating and exercise. Simply dieting for 6 months, to reach a goal, and then reverting back to old habits will not prove successful long term.

After the first hour, Nathaniel and Rock left us and we were joined by our usual Tuesday guest, Shelby Emmett. We kicked off the last hour with a discussion on Alfie Evans, the British toddler who was removed from life support, despite his parent’s wishes, by the British government. This sparked a conversation about government funded, universal healthcare. For me this dilemma boils down to one question. Who, the government or Alfie’s parents, has the right to make life decisions for the child. In my opinion, the prognosis of the child is irrelevant to the conversation. The fact that the government is forcibly preventing the parents from acting in what they view as Alfie’s best interesting is disgusting to me and a massive overstep. However, is this not what the British people “signed up” for? Americans’ should think long and hard about cases like this and the potential negative implications of universal health care.