Skip to comments.NPR Ends Analystís Contract After Comments on Muslims (Juan Williams)
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 OReilly Factor on Monday. On the show, the host, Bill OReilly, asked him to respond to the notion that the United States was facing a Muslim dilemma. Mr. OReilly 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. OReilly.
He continued: I mean, look, Bill, Im not a bigot. You know the kind of books Ive 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, Americas war is just beginning, first drop of blood. I dont think theres 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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He must be doing something right! Go, Juan.
Really objective journalism at NPR.
Good thing we help support it with taxpayer dollars.
Juan tells the truth, and NPR give him the boot. He’s better off now.
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.
Call someone who C.A.I.R.S - N.P.R!
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.
Liberals are sooooooooo tolerant of diverse viewpoints.
Good to know my tax dollars fund PC intolerance.
IMHO NPR needs to go. I bet if Juan had said something like that about Catholics or Mormons he would still have a job.
I want my NPR tax money back
Censorship is unamerican, thus, NPR is unamerican.
The GOP congress needs to end NPR funding next session.
The last thing scumbag tax-sucking NPR wants is somebody telling the truth.
That does not fit in with their agenda.
Juan just got mugged by his buddies @ NPR. lol
Let’s see if he wises up some....
I’m not holding my breath.
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.
Only at NPR could his credibility be undermined by speaking the truth.
Big Bill will have a good time with this with this . Hey you censors at NPR , get ready for some heat .
Figures. I always knew that the NPR commie libs were a bunch of racists.
And here I thought those Liberal NPR types were open minded, and tolerant of all points of view.
I wonder if this wasn’t a condition of Soros’ $1.8 million gift to NPR. Mara Liason better mind her PC manners.
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.
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??
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.
Great minds : )
And your right, $1.8 mil
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.
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.
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.
I thought he worked full time as Hannity’s straight man.
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.
I need to START listening to NPR.
Just so I can STOP.
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.
He’s not liberal enough for Soros’ NPR?
If the GOP wins Congress, they need to totally defund NPR
What is NPR?
I guess Jesse won't be allowed on NPR, either.
I’m thinking George Soros isn’t looking too good to people now, eh?
Juan Williams....politically correct, but not politically correct enough for Government Radio.
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.
This very interesting, to say the least. Odds are Rush will be talking about this on his show.
Has the NAACP made a statement about his being fired?
Defund the Corp. for Public Broadcasting.
Where’s the ‘That’s Racist’ kid.
Where’s the ‘That’s Racist’ kid.
So, apparently free speech is inconsistent with NPR.
Not surprising they'd fire Juan for having finally realized that Moslems are NOT OUR FRIENDS.
This calls for some serious defunding!