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Juan Williams Rips NPR
Tammy Bruce.com ^ | January 5, 2011

Posted on 01/06/2011 1:29:19 PM PST by La Lydia

The Left will probably consider Juan Williams’ remarks today on Fox as evidence that he does need a psychiatrist. He was asked about the resignation of Ellen Weiss, the NPR executive who fired Williams over voicing his concerns seeing Muslims on airplanes. It [NPR] has become very ingrown if not incestuous in terms of their perspective. She had executioner’s knife for anybody who didn’t abide by her way of thinking.

I think she represented an ingrown culture in that institution that’s not open to not only different ways of thinking, but angry at the fact that I would even talk or be on Fox, angry at the fact that people have different perspectives and a conservative perspective might emerge on Fox or NPR. To my mind this is good news for NPR and people who care about news in America.

I’m telling you is they have a culture there that is not open to real news. It’s not open to all points of view. It’s not open to the real world around it and the many different dynamics and perspectives and stories that animate the news in America.

If they want to be Pravda, if they want to be issue propaganda…fine. I think everybody knows the real story here. The real story is you can’t go around treating people like trash and pretending that anybody who has a different point of view is illegitimate.


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I thought he would ream them, and he did.
1 posted on 01/06/2011 1:29:21 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

I don’t like Juan Williams’ views on a lot of issues, but I always thought he was an honest liberal who loves his country. Which is something of a rarity....


2 posted on 01/06/2011 1:31:22 PM PST by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

NPR is trying to get out in front of a defunding move in the house...this is their attempt to say we have self policed, nothing more.


3 posted on 01/06/2011 1:34:27 PM PST by Mouton
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To: La Lydia
If they want to be Pravda, if they want to be issue propaganda…fine.

As long as my tax dollars are involved, it's not fine.  They can be Pravda in the private sector.

4 posted on 01/06/2011 1:34:34 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: La Lydia

He’s still a leftist but they crossed him so he’s speaking out... and what he’s saying is the truth.


5 posted on 01/06/2011 1:34:53 PM PST by samtheman
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To: La Lydia
Hey Juan ... Strangers on my Flight
6 posted on 01/06/2011 1:36:05 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: La Lydia

Screw Juan.


7 posted on 01/06/2011 1:37:11 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: La Lydia

I will not be satisfied until the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and NPR are completely defunded from our TAX dollars!

There is no justification for them to get our money.


8 posted on 01/06/2011 1:39:15 PM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

Yes, I agree. I think he is a decent man, although I disagree with him on many things. But he is principled and consistent, and when he differs with the liberal party line, he says so. Even if you disagree with someone, you don’t like to see them be treated the way NPR treated him. People with whom I disagree on political issues aren’t necessarily my enemies.


9 posted on 01/06/2011 1:41:16 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: Mouton

She’ll probably make more as a consultant to NPR.


10 posted on 01/06/2011 1:43:48 PM PST by DManA
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To: La Lydia

Juan is a worthless lefty,nothing American and positive there.


11 posted on 01/06/2011 1:44:10 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: La Lydia

I’d oppose tax payer funding for NPR even if it broadcast my point of view 24 hours a day.


12 posted on 01/06/2011 1:45:07 PM PST by DManA
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To: La Lydia

“People with whom I disagree on political issues aren’t necessarily my enemies.”

Then who is? Some communist trying to take my earnings, my life, is not a friend. Way to stand up for yourself.


13 posted on 01/06/2011 1:45:52 PM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: La Lydia

Way to go, Juan. I always have kinda liked this guy.


14 posted on 01/06/2011 1:46:51 PM PST by lesko
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To: La Lydia

NPR is for losers.

Anyone that has to put sound tracks behind their audio reports in order to sound realistic shows their complete lack of talent.

It’s the liberal equivalent of a laugh track...which they don’t need, ‘cuz I laugh at them without the track.


15 posted on 01/06/2011 1:46:55 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Howie66
Some of the programming like Nova, etc. wouldn't exist without PBS. They do, however, need to be completely devoid of any and all "reporting" of any and all "News". That is totally political and totally unnecessary.

They should show and broadcast nothing but art and science and classical music that wouldn't appear or be heard otherwise.

If they can't be depoliticized by killing their "news" departments, then defund them in toto.

16 posted on 01/06/2011 1:47:12 PM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: SandRat
That link was very cool! Had never seen before.

Thanks!

17 posted on 01/06/2011 1:48:00 PM PST by LasVegasMac (What's up with the towel on the head? - 'Ima Target')
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To: LasVegasMac

It’s 1st Class Stuff.


18 posted on 01/06/2011 1:49:56 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin
I don’t like Juan Williams’ views on a lot of issues, but I always thought he was an honest liberal who loves his country. Which is something of a rarity....

Yep, so rare that if you've seen Juan, you seen 'em all.
19 posted on 01/06/2011 1:50:38 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: La Lydia

I certainly hope that most of NPR’s donors also watch fox News.


20 posted on 01/06/2011 1:52:48 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Huebolt
Some of the programming like Nova, etc. wouldn't exist without PBS.

Actually it would be on cable. PBS has programs like NOVA because the programs are subsidized with taxpayer dollars and are nearly free for them.

Take away PBS free programming and it would probably be done better by private production companies.

21 posted on 01/06/2011 1:52:57 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: DManA

I agree with your position. If NPR was a far right channel, it has no business taking the money of taxpayers who do not share that point of view.

If NPR can’t earn enough on it’s own in the marketplace of ideas, then it will have to get some “fatcat” to fund it’s broadcasting. Surely there are enough of these on the left!


22 posted on 01/06/2011 1:53:00 PM PST by jacquej
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To: SandRat

Funny

I love it


23 posted on 01/06/2011 1:56:57 PM PST by Pontiac
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
Take away PBS free programming and it would probably be done better by private production companies

I sure hope it would be done elsewhere. Sitcoms and stupid "reality" shows are the commercial norm.

But you are right, nowadays, people can pretty much choose to see exactly what they want to see.

NPR and PBS need to go. They are totally egregious leftwing spews, mostly.

24 posted on 01/06/2011 2:03:45 PM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

>Take away PBS free programming and it would probably be done better by private production companies.

It already is being done. The Science channel has plenty of shows along the lines of Nova and the quality is comparable if not better.


25 posted on 01/06/2011 2:05:50 PM PST by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: Huebolt

In all truth, if any of the programming had any real social worth or demand, they would not require the receipt of tax dollars to begin with.

It is not the responsibility of taxpayers to fund something that only a small sector of our society wants. Please note that I purposely did not say “needs”.

If you want to fund Nova or whatever else, you are perfectly free to do so with your own money. Please have at it.


26 posted on 01/06/2011 2:07:09 PM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: Pontiac
Here, enjoy this one.

Japan Calls Osama Carlos Mencia - Japan Calls Osama

27 posted on 01/06/2011 2:07:35 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MaryFromMichigan
Yep, so rare that if you've seen Juan, you seen 'em all.

LOL! You are SWEET!

28 posted on 01/06/2011 2:08:02 PM PST by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: La Lydia
Most conservatives disagree with Juan Williams' political views but will concede that he is a halfway intelligent liberal and open to reason, not just an Obama-bot or some bran-dead leftist parroting the day's DNC Talking Points.

That being the case, most of us were disgusted by his badly-handled and unnecessary firing from NPR and cheered by his immediate hiring at Fox News, where he helps provide balance, even if I usually don't agree with his views on any given political/cultural subject. That Williams is now telling the truth about the fetid, leftist-lockstep political atmosphere at NPR - and by doing so offering a very good reason to de-fund it - is commendable and not unexpected. Williams was treated badly by NPR and is not a liberal robot that will defend anything leftist, no matter what. He even concedes a political point once in awhile on the often contentious 'O'Reilly Factor'. Something very few liberals ever do, no matter how obviously wrong they are - which is always. So, kudos to Juan for his honesty on this one.

29 posted on 01/06/2011 2:13:47 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: DManA

If NPR was conservative the libs would never allow it to exist with taxpayer money.


30 posted on 01/06/2011 2:14:51 PM PST by golfisnr1
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To: Huebolt

Aw, :)


31 posted on 01/06/2011 2:19:41 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: golfisnr1

Well that’s the difference between principle and expedience.


32 posted on 01/06/2011 2:19:50 PM PST by DManA
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To: La Lydia

Don’t forget that Juan had no problem being part of that fascist bunch until he got targeted. If they’d fired someone else he’d still be there defending them.


33 posted on 01/06/2011 2:20:35 PM PST by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Pravda doesn’t work in the private sector.


34 posted on 01/06/2011 2:28:15 PM PST by golux
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To: La Lydia

The whole liberal movement is a bunch of inbred intellectual hacks going thru the same mental masturbation routine that they’ve done since the 60’s.


35 posted on 01/06/2011 2:29:38 PM PST by Free Vulcan (The cult of Islam must be eradicated by any means necessary.)
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To: drbuzzard

The science channels seem to be devolving into monsters, catastrophe and ancient alien channels.

I guess that’s what grabs an audience.


36 posted on 01/06/2011 2:32:50 PM PST by DManA
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To: Huebolt

NOVA broadcasts its share of globalony propaganda.


37 posted on 01/06/2011 2:34:23 PM PST by DManA
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To: Jim Scott; La Lydia; Cheetahcat; All
I'll give Juan Williams a ton of credit for one thing:

In his autobiography My Grandfather's Son, Clarence Thomas commends Juan Williams for being the only prominent liberal "journalist" who treated him fairly during Thomas' Supreme Court confirmation process and the whole sordid Anita Hill episode.

38 posted on 01/06/2011 3:25:25 PM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: MaryFromMichigan

lolz


39 posted on 01/06/2011 3:34:23 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: DManA

I’d oppose tax payer funding for NPR even if it broadcast my point of view 24 hours a day.

You make an excellent point. However, wouldn’t it be funny to use the fairness doctrine to get an equally funded conservative radio station that is nationally broadcast? I think that is only fair....and fun to see them throw fits about it.


40 posted on 01/06/2011 3:42:40 PM PST by Cyclone59 (Don't blame me, I voted for the hot chick and the old guy!)
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To: La Lydia

He is a stone nut. I always mute him.


41 posted on 01/06/2011 3:44:29 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

Juan is Fox’s token black racist.


42 posted on 01/06/2011 3:47:47 PM PST by Venturer
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To: SandRat

Loved it..


43 posted on 01/06/2011 4:09:36 PM PST by goat granny
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To: DManA

Actually The Science channel hasn’t gone for the stupid stuff. That’s mostly The Learning Channel which is populated with ghosts, aliens, and all manner of other worthless fluff. Science still manages to have pretty good standards.

Discovery used to be more science focused, but now seems rather fixated on reality work shows (Deadliest Catch, Ice Road Truckers, etc) and some of the ghost nonsense.

History also has managed to stick to mostly good stuff.


44 posted on 01/06/2011 4:20:20 PM PST by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: SandRat

LOL!

‘Day drop-a two bomb’.


45 posted on 01/06/2011 4:31:57 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (My baloney has a first name, it's DEMOCRAT; my baloney has a second name, it's PARTY)
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To: Huebolt
Nova is left-winged crap. They foster and advance that global warming crap just like the rest of the phony baloney's on the left.

Even their "do-it-yourself" shows like This Old House and Ask This Old House push those curly-Q compact fluorescent light bulbs like they're the saving grace.

46 posted on 01/06/2011 10:29:41 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: golux

Never said it did.


47 posted on 01/06/2011 10:30:27 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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