21 Oct 2010

Juan Williams Fired By NPR

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New York Times:

NPR has terminated its contract with Juan Williams, one of its senior news analysts, after he made comments about Muslims on the Fox News Channel.

NPR said in a statement that it gave Mr. Williams notice of his termination on Wednesday night.

The move came after Mr. Williams, who is also a Fox News political analyst, appeared on the “The O’Reilly Factor” on Monday. On the show, the host, Bill O’Reilly, asked him to respond to the notion that the United States was facing a “Muslim dilemma.” Mr. O’Reilly said, “The cold truth is that in the world today jihad, aided and abetted by some Muslim nations, is the biggest threat on the planet.”

Mr. Williams said he concurred with Mr. O’Reilly. …

NPR said in its statement that the remarks “were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.”

Here are the comments that got Williams fired.

Your tax dollars fund National Public Radio and pay the salaries of the representatives of the arrogant and intolerant left who enforce political correctness at the expense of freedom of thought and expression. Let’s hope the next Congress does something about this.

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Retirednana

I heard about Juan being fired on the Morning Joe show. I was shocked that the entire statement was not played. Again, the press has chosen to take a small portion of someone’s statement out of context. A good journalist should play the entire interview so that Juan’s opinion could be evaluated fairly.



No Man

No justice! No peace!



SDD

I’m sympathetic to NPR. What’s the point of having state-run media if you’re going to allow people to deviate from the party line?



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