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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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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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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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