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.
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.