The Story With Martha MacCallum

Martha MacCallum's new show "The Story" kicked off Monday night on Fox News Channel. Two of MacCallum's guests, Morton Klein (pro Israel activist) and NYC councilman Jumaane Williams, suffer from Tourette's Syndrome.

The discussion on the set was punctuated by loud grunts and visible tics by both men. The symptoms are associated with Tourette's syndrome (watch the video of the interview below).

What is Tourette's syndrome?

Tourette's is a nervous system disorder characterized by repetitive movements of the body (motor tics) and unwanted vocal sounds (phonic tics).

Signs and Symptoms

The motor and phonic tics represent as rapid eye blinking, jerking muscle spasms, shoulder shrugging, throat clearing, coughing, vocal sounds and facial movements.

Tourette's is usually diagnosed in childhood and diminishes or disappears in adulthood. About 1% of school children are diagnosed with Tourette's. The disorder is diagnosed more in males than females.

An extremely rare form of Tourette's is coprolalia, which is characterized by involuntary cursing or uttering socially inappropriate language.

Tourette's is a comorbid condition which means it usually co-occurs with other neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).


There is no cure for Tourette's. Treatment may include medication and cognitive behavioral therapy including exposure and response prevention.

This has been your Medical Minute.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Too bad a conversation about Tourette's syndrome had to be complied with this lunactic racist. What she says in this country she wouldn't dare say that in her own home country.

  • dontgetblocked

    Jumanne Williams has Tourette Syndrome. I'm glad he doesn't let that hold him back. However, he's defending a radical. The old white man just seems nervous although he made sure to point out the negative statements that crazy lady made about slavery.

  • Nonya Bizness

    I had a teacher in Junior&Senior High School who had Tourette's. That was in the late 80s,early 90s in a very rural area, and I don't ever remember hearing the term Tourette's back then. It was just referred to as a "tic". Thankfully he was never made fun of or ridiculed.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    I worked with s smart young man, who had it.

  • nick c

    Distracted from interview that's very annoying

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I had a friend who suffered from it and I swear, I never could get used to the violent neck jerking. It looked unbearable just watching him, I hate to say that--I really do. He was a friend from my early youth through young adulthood but we went in different directions in life and last I heard, he was just getting out of Georgia State Prison.

    But I swear that muthafucka was one of the shadiest, most two faced nikkas you ever in your life could meet. Just a mess for no reason. And a real shyt starter. But, ironically, he sold lots of wolf tickets and that caught up with him one time when I watched a mutual friend damn near beat the black off him.

    He got up off the ground, dirty, beaten, screaming, yelling, and neck and head just jerkin'. It was a mess.

  • @yeuphonic

    Thank you! That bitch sarsour believes sharia is feminism. Tf?

  • sherri2016

    While sr is giving us a Medical lesson she should be given her favorite person a History lesson unless she doesn't know American history either

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Girl!! He had me researching and doing the math....cause how Andrew mad about a war that happened after he died!!

  • Yoni7

    Thankfully he was never made fun of or ridiculed.

    THIS! Kid's can be cruel. And then as they/we grow up and realize how HORRIBLE we were, it makes you change your perspective on EVERYTHING!

  • Yoni7

    How awful.

  • Joi Williams

    Went to HS with Jumaane, he is fine and a great brother!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Funniest comment yet about dump and the Civil War:
    The Civil War wasn't about slavery. It was about Rosa Parks being able to sit in her favorite bus seat and Martin Luther King working to get blacks the right to use the bridge in Selma. Black people generally liked slavery. It kept them busy and kept guns out of their hands. They didn't have to pay bills or vote. No struggling to learn to read and do math in school. They didn't have to worry about someone shooting them for their shoes, because they didn't have any shoes. Life was easy, and everybody liked negroes then.


  • yallcrazy

    My cousin used to date this guy with tourettes. She said his head game was crazy because of all the spontaneous rapid movement's. It take her to tell you but I about died when she told that story. She was demonstrating while telling the story. I told her she going to hell for that.

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  • Roderick2011

    yc:She said his head game was crazy because of all the spontaneous rapid movement's
    And that was the first thing you thought about this morning?

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  • Yoni7

    HE SAID THIS????!!!!!!!!!!! No the fukk way?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Guess Who

    ...PLEASE tell me you are being sarcastic because for some reason, I believe this as 100% LEGITIMATE facts!

  • Guess Who

    I'm rolling at this and I feel just horrible about not feeling horrible about rolling about it.

  • Birdman24

    NO he didn't say this dumb shit.

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  • Blaque Mahogany

    He got up off the ground, dirty, beaten, screaming, yelling, and neck and head just jerkin'. It was a mess.

    Not today, Satan.

  • Renee26

    How ironic that both men have it and are on the same segment...that's not related to the disorder

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  • Renee26

    He didn't say it but he more than likely thinks it

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  • Renee26

    I'm going to hell because I DIED

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    A poster on another site wrote this as what dump thinks.

  • Kanyade


    Now that's revisionist history! comedy!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Be gone!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Someone posted this as what dump thinks.
    However dump did say that Andrew Jackson was upset about the Civil War.....that happened 16 years AFTER the man was dead.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Exactly!! I died when I read it was like- Yes, this is exactly what dump thinks.

  • Renee26

    Did anybody else watch Jose' birthing special last night??

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    In other news: Bonnie Bella is absolutely adorable.
    Who would have thought this little bundle of perfection would come from so much dysfunction?
    And Stevie has got the strongest genes I have ever seen!!

  • Renee26

    She is a cutie pie!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I did...was bored so I watched. It was nice to see that side of her.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Isn't she?! With her chunkie self!!

  • Renee26

    Same... I was trippin the whole time; she still off the chain

  • Renee26

    New post...Super Puff to the rescue!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Yes, she is. But she loves her baby, I will say that.

  • Birdman24

    He says enough dumb shit you can post.. Don't misinform people. And when it comes to a jackass like you I been gone, actually never came for you..

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  • shun king

    The love putting black gay men on tv smh

  • Quitedeliteful

    WOW!!! She looks just like her daddy!!!

  • Me 215

    You watch Fox News? ?????

  • Clopretty

    The fact that he tried to say he wasn't the daddy throughout her whole pregnancy... this was their DNA she's undeniably his child! what a cutieeeeee pie!!!

  • bemetoo

    ????? the black guy his hiccups

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  • Shira Harding-James

    I rebuke thee!

  • Faux Gibbler

    It's people like her that has made me to step back from the Democratic Party because hug her profile libs give her attention. She doesn't care about Women Rights, she is out for herself.

  • Faux Gibbler

    Dear Lord my typos are on full blast.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I went on a date with a guy with Tourettes before like ten years ago. He didn't tell me at all and I figured it out once we went on a date. When he picked me up he kept hitting the brake pedal hard when I spoke to him and we kept hard stopping on the freeway. He finally turned the music all the way up so there was no convo. When we got into the theater to see The Hitman and his twitching got worse. He was shaking our food and drinks all the way to the seats. I asked him if he wanted help he said no and dropped the big azz popcorn on the guy in front of us which started an argument before the movie even started smh. Everytime I would try to lean in and make convo his legs would bounce, his arms would flail, and his shoulder would twitch out of control. It was so bad I just wanted to go home. If he would have told me I would have understood but to not disclose that was a deal breaker. On the ride home he was quiet dropped me off in front of my house and sped away before I even closed the car door. Later that night he texted me that he was mad because I didn't want to go to the hotel with him? Chile Please... I told him next time make sure you tell a female that you have Tourettes...