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NPR: Juan Williams is responsible for what he said, but our CEO isn’t

NPR: National Politically-correct Radio.

By now, most of you know the deal with NPR firing their correspondent Juan Williams for having the temerity to speak the truth on the left’s favorite target, Fox News.  He said something that the left and NPR (pardon the redundancy) took out of context, namely that he pays closer attention to Muslim-looking passengers on an airplane.  If you look at the full context of what he was saying, he was trying to show that such profiling was irrational, even when done by himself.  I don’t think it is irrational, but whatever.  Williams spent the rest of the time disagreeing with O’Reilly, who didn’t think such profiling was irrational.

Anywho, NPR canned Williams.  The CEO, Vivian Schiller, wouldn’t return Williams’ calls or anything.  However, Schiller did find time out of her busy taxpayer-(over)funded schedule to suggest Williams was a bigoted nutjob:

NPR chief executive Vivian Schiller is defending the firing of news analyst Juan Williams after his comments on the Fox News Channel, saying his feelings about Muslims are between him and “his psychiatrist or his publicist.”

I guess had Williams said that he wanted God to give a Republican Senator and/or his grandchildren AIDS like the still-employed-by-NPR Nina Totenberg (who, by the way, goes on MSNBC shows to do editorializing), then he’d still have a job at NPR.

So, to recap:  Williams says something rational that National Pinko Radio bigwigs found objectionable, and he was forced out; the CEO says something that was unquestionably (and admittedly) outrageous, and she gets to keep her plush gig.  Hypocrisy: not just for breakfast anymore.

By the way, Version One of NPR’s firing: No, it wasn’t his Muslim comments that got him fired, but was because he was opining (which undermines the “credibility” that NPR thinks they have when it comes to “objectivity”).  Version Two of NPR’s firing: He “stepped over the line” with his comments…you know, the ones that didn’t contribute to his firing (see Version One)?  Version Three:  All of the above, including the outrageous comments that didn’t contribute to his firing but, now that you mention it, actually did contribute to his firing (and we were lying in Version One).

Cries from the right are now mounting to defund NPR (Huckabee, Newt, Palin, etc.).  It’s clear that NPR should not be forced to be funded in any way by the fruits of labor of the producers in this country.  Let Soros or Hollyweird or whomever fund that leftist propaganda outfit.  In the meantime, since Williams has now been hired by Fox News, at least he can be exposed to more listeners and viewers than he would with NPR…although I’m sure both of NPR’s listeners will miss him.

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October 22, 2010 - Posted by | Fox News, hypocrisy, political correctness, shameful

4 Comments »

  1. Looks like Juan Williams is being attacked by his fellow liberals for having the audacity to be true to himself. I hope Juan Williams learns that not towing the Liberal party line 100% of the time has consequences.

    Comment by SojournerLove | October 22, 2010

  2. Aw man, c’mon now…you know there’s at least three people listening to NPR.

    As far as I’m concerned, NPR isn’t fulfilling a real need anymore. There are multiple radio stations that can give you as good as (or, in most cases, better) information as NPR gives, and they ain’t on the government dole. Shut off funding, let Soros bankroll the whole thing.

    Comment by Boogie | October 22, 2010

  3. Yep, I guess Juan is learning a lesson the hard way except that he’s a couple million richer today than yesterday. Gotta post this this thing again man!

    Comment by Liberty | October 22, 2010

  4. Wow…they never cease to amaze me. Even now…

    Comment by Kevin | October 24, 2010


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