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NPR Ends Analystís Contract After Comments on Muslims (Juan Williams)
New York Times ^ | October 20, 2010

Posted on 10/20/2010 8:45:07 PM PDT by La Lydia

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.

He continued: “I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

Mr. Williams also made reference to the Pakistani immigrant who pleaded guilty this month to trying to plant a car bomb in Times Square. “He said the war with Muslims, America’s war is just beginning, first drop of blood. I don’t think there’s any way to get away from these facts,” Mr. Williams said.

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.”

The public radio organization said it thanked him for many years of service. Mr. Williams did not immediately respond on Wednesday night to an e-mail seeking comment...

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Figures. Juan Williams wanders off the plantation, plantation bosses take action. Black people who work for NPR are limited to only certain pre-approved opinions.
1 posted on 10/20/2010 8:45:10 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

He must be doing something right! Go, Juan.


2 posted on 10/20/2010 8:46:22 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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To: La Lydia

Really objective journalism at NPR.
Good thing we help support it with taxpayer dollars.


3 posted on 10/20/2010 8:47:11 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: La Lydia

Juan tells the truth, and NPR give him the boot. He’s better off now.


5 posted on 10/20/2010 8:48:21 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: La Lydia

Whoa. Hasn’t Williams been with NPR for, like, forever??

If he’d made the remark about Christians, he would’ve gotten a promotion. It makes me feel a bit sorry for him.


6 posted on 10/20/2010 8:48:31 PM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: All

Call someone who C.A.I.R.S - N.P.R!


7 posted on 10/20/2010 8:48:57 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: IrishCatholic
So , taxpayer money supports limits on speech . Hmm .
8 posted on 10/20/2010 8:49:01 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: La Lydia

Sure looks that way. I think they don’t want people to know how bad things are and he pointed it out. They don’t like hearing the truth.


9 posted on 10/20/2010 8:49:08 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: La Lydia
No truth telling allowed on No Pravda Radio.
10 posted on 10/20/2010 8:49:20 PM PDT by jtal
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To: La Lydia

Liberals are sooooooooo tolerant of diverse viewpoints.

/s


11 posted on 10/20/2010 8:49:45 PM PDT by freespirited (This tagline dedicated to the memory of John Armor, a/k/a Congressman Billybob.)
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To: La Lydia
So NPR is against free speech....

Good to know my tax dollars fund PC intolerance.

12 posted on 10/20/2010 8:50:36 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: La Lydia

IMHO NPR needs to go. I bet if Juan had said something like that about Catholics or Mormons he would still have a job.


13 posted on 10/20/2010 8:50:54 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: La Lydia

I want my NPR tax money back


14 posted on 10/20/2010 8:50:56 PM PDT by woofie
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To: La Lydia

Censorship is unamerican, thus, NPR is unamerican.
The GOP congress needs to end NPR funding next session.


15 posted on 10/20/2010 8:51:06 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: La Lydia

The last thing scumbag tax-sucking NPR wants is somebody telling the truth.
That does not fit in with their agenda.


16 posted on 10/20/2010 8:51:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: La Lydia

Juan just got mugged by his buddies @ NPR. lol

Let’s see if he wises up some....

I’m not holding my breath.


17 posted on 10/20/2010 8:51:31 PM PDT by rmccullo
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To: La Lydia

Juan is right. It also proves that NPR must now be defunded as it is an organ for political correctness and not a respector of the freedom of speech. I think we may have a new convert to conservatism.


18 posted on 10/20/2010 8:51:41 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: La Lydia

Only at NPR could his credibility be undermined by speaking the truth.


19 posted on 10/20/2010 8:51:41 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: jtal

Big Bill will have a good time with this with this . Hey you censors at NPR , get ready for some heat .


20 posted on 10/20/2010 8:51:58 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: La Lydia

Figures. I always knew that the NPR commie libs were a bunch of racists.


21 posted on 10/20/2010 8:52:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey kids! Vote for the DemocRATS and get FREE ice cream!!!)
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To: La Lydia

And here I thought those Liberal NPR types were open minded, and tolerant of all points of view.


22 posted on 10/20/2010 8:52:21 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: La Lydia

I wonder if this wasn’t a condition of Soros’ $1.8 million gift to NPR. Mara Liason better mind her PC manners.


23 posted on 10/20/2010 8:52:24 PM PDT by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution! - RightyPics.com)
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To: La Lydia

In other News...

George Soros just publicly gave NPR 1 million dollars to “buy journalists” and today released a press statement that the only way to shut up Glenn Beck is to attack (boycott, etc.) Fox News.

So it follows that the regular NPR people showing up on Fox have their days numbered. It just has to be done gradually so as to not get the attention of the lib sheep.


24 posted on 10/20/2010 8:52:31 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: La Lydia

Well, this clarifies things. Center-left Williams (he seemed to support Obama, but once in a while supports Republican ideas) gets fired from NPR for straying from the PC party line. Amazing, but is it really THAT surprising??


25 posted on 10/20/2010 8:52:55 PM PDT by guitarist
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To: La Lydia

Of course the journ-o-lista meme is that the 9-11 attackers were radicals not representative of the religion or Muslims in general.

Well, Juan Williams has a perfect opportunity to defend himself by dusting off old polls - probably Pew polls - taken not long afterward - showing wildly enthusiastic support for bin Laden in the Muslim world.

O’Reilly will have Juan on tomorrow night, I’ll bet. If he mealymouths or rationalizes, he deserves it. If he defends his honor, they he can get some respect.


26 posted on 10/20/2010 8:53:59 PM PDT by qwertypie
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To: ProfoundMan

Great minds : )

And your right, $1.8 mil


27 posted on 10/20/2010 8:54:28 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: La Lydia

I really like Juan even though I don’t agree with a lot of his views. I’m so fed-up with political correctness especially when it comes to Muslims.


28 posted on 10/20/2010 8:54:41 PM PDT by Ballygrl
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To: IrishCatholic
Really objective journalism at NPR.
Good thing we help support it with taxpayer dollars.

NPR (National Propaganda Radicals) has an extremely loose relationship with the truth. Not surprising that the propaganda ministry at NPR would fire Williams when he spoke the truth. Their tax dollars need to be yanked.

29 posted on 10/20/2010 8:54:44 PM PDT by stripes1776
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To: IrishCatholic

An earlier thread about Issa/Rush was discussion about what had to be defunded, and I believe Leftist Public Broadcasting Corporation has gotta be one of the priorities although NOT necessarily near the top of the list with so much more heinous Leftist mischief to correct.


30 posted on 10/20/2010 8:54:46 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: La Lydia

Bump


31 posted on 10/20/2010 8:55:09 PM PDT by tubebender (Life is short so drink the good wine first...)
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To: La Lydia

I thought he worked full time as Hannity’s straight man.


32 posted on 10/20/2010 8:56:07 PM PDT by lewislynn ( It's not going to be who wins a seat, rather it will be who loses a seat that will save America)
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To: La Lydia

Maybe Juan will start saying what he really believes and not what NPR demands that he say. He has slipped a couple of times in the past and had to get back in line.

NPR is another Govt. funded garbage dump that needs to be eliminated...costs way to much money for no more than they contribute to the national scene. We don’t need left wing propaganda at such a large price tag.


33 posted on 10/20/2010 8:56:38 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty (Remember 911 *** God Bless Our Troops)
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To: La Lydia

I need to START listening to NPR.
Just so I can STOP.


34 posted on 10/20/2010 8:57:01 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: La Lydia

I am so BLASTED ANGRY that our tax dollars fund this crap. NPR and NPT are wholly owned by the government and public donations but do NOT ADVERTISE that their controllers are all DEMOCRATS. I am furious about it.


35 posted on 10/20/2010 8:57:09 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: La Lydia

He’s not liberal enough for Soros’ NPR?

If the GOP wins Congress, they need to totally defund NPR


36 posted on 10/20/2010 8:57:49 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: La Lydia

What is NPR?


37 posted on 10/20/2010 8:58:24 PM PDT by golf lover
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To: La Lydia
"There is nothing more painful to me … than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved." — the Reverend Jesse Jackson, as quoted in US News, 3/10/96

I guess Jesse won't be allowed on NPR, either.

38 posted on 10/20/2010 8:58:37 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (All great civilizations, in their early stages, are based on success in war. -Kenneth Clark)
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To: La Lydia

I’m thinking George Soros isn’t looking too good to people now, eh?


39 posted on 10/20/2010 8:58:37 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: La Lydia

Juan Williams....politically correct, but not politically correct enough for Government Radio.


40 posted on 10/20/2010 8:59:12 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michelle Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: golf lover
National Public Radio . Emphasis on Public .
41 posted on 10/20/2010 9:00:09 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: guitarist

Juan has integrity and speaks his mind. Maybe this will highlight the need to defund NPR in the next Congress. I hope Tea Party activists take this up.


42 posted on 10/20/2010 9:01:09 PM PDT by balls
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To: La Lydia

This very interesting, to say the least. Odds are Rush will be talking about this on his show.


43 posted on 10/20/2010 9:01:53 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: La Lydia

Has the NAACP made a statement about his being fired?


44 posted on 10/20/2010 9:02:12 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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To: Parley Baer

Defund the Corp. for Public Broadcasting.


45 posted on 10/20/2010 9:02:47 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: La Lydia
NPR said in its statement that the remarks “were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices...

Apparently truth is inconsistent with their standards.

Yeah... That's about right.
46 posted on 10/20/2010 9:03:17 PM PDT by AaronInCarolina
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To: La Lydia

Where’s the ‘That’s Racist’ kid.


47 posted on 10/20/2010 9:03:35 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: La Lydia

Where’s the ‘That’s Racist’ kid.


48 posted on 10/20/2010 9:03:35 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: La Lydia

So, apparently free speech is inconsistent with NPR.


49 posted on 10/20/2010 9:04:20 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: La Lydia
That's pretty much it. NPR's policy is that black people have to love Islam ~ or die.

Not surprising they'd fire Juan for having finally realized that Moslems are NOT OUR FRIENDS.

This calls for some serious defunding!

50 posted on 10/20/2010 9:04:26 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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