Skip to comments.NPR fires Juan Williams for Muslim remarks on Fox
Posted on 10/21/2010 8:56:19 AM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
NPR terminated the contract of Juan Williams on Wednesday after comments the veteran journalist and news analyst made about Muslims on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor."
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly stirred up controversy last week on "The View" after making the blanket statement that "Muslims killed us on 9/11," a comment that led to co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walking off the set.
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I seldom agree with Juan Williams but this proves (again) that the left is not tolerant of any dissent in their agenda. Freedom of speech - gone; open dialog - never.
why not just hit the abuse button and have it removed?
I’m no fan of Jaun, but as liberals go he is more tolerable than many. So, how about Hannity and Williams as an interim, or should it be the Shaun and Juan Show?
PS I don’t have a clue how Shawn or Shaun spells his name and I don’t have time to look it up right now.
if he was bashing Catholics they would’ve given him a raise...
The thin-skinned sob’s at npr have disabled the contact page on their website. They can’t take criticism!
Juan now knows what we have all known: NPR is National Politically correct Radio.
Juan commited the ultimate liberal crime, he told the truth.
I hope it’s everywhere. If Juan Williams is being gagged, there’s no telling what’s going to happen to the rest of us. Somebody must be throwing a rope over a tree for me, because I’m a whole lot to the right of Mr. Williams. It’s showtime for America; time to stand up or give up.
NPR has been waiting for years for a chance to can Williams. They’ve hated him since he wrote a book a few years back saying that black Americans needed to quit whining about race, quit embracing gangsta rap, and start embracing education.
I’d like to see NPR fired. Not because of Juan Williams, just because I don’t feel NPR is an appropriate expenditure of Federal tax dollars.
I usually do not care for anything Juan says but this political correctness thing is overboard - you cannot say anything anymore, because of offending somebody, somewhere, somehow. It’s ridiculous !!! The bombers WERE (and are) Muslim; that’s a fact.
NPR bowed down to CAIR.
The comments were fine until the muslim group complained and then his termination was instant.
Remember Juan got himself kicked out of the cool black club for writing one of the first true articles about the corruption of Marion Barry.
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We must allow a Mosque near Ground Zero because the emotional feelings of those hurt do not count.
Williams gets fired because he expressed his feelings of fear.
In the former the First Amendment is used as the excuse. In the latter the First Amendment is ignored.
It’s a great story. Shows the hateful liberals for what they are...
It’s a great story. Shows the hateful liberals for what they are... Three cheers for Juan - he stood up to hateful liberals - told the truth and lost his job for it. That takes more backbone than we usually see in a year...
they are bowing down to CAIR
while agreeing with Bill O.
I want to see Andrew Sullivan take a late night stroll through the most crime ridden black neighborhood in Chicago. According to him a white person has no right to suspect black thugs might try to mug him. It’s a good thing for Andrew that he doesn’t come into contact with any thugs in his daily life. He wouldn’t live long if he did.
The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan wrote Wednesday morning that Williams' statement about fearing Muslims on planes is an example of bigotry. "What if someone said that they saw a black man walking down the street in classic thug get-up," Sullivan wrote. "Would a white person be a bigot [if] he assumed he was going to mug him?'I'm sorry, but I say "no" to that person being a bigot.
In the two hours previous to my post here, the count of comments on the Yahoo newslink numbers 8,909 comments.
That's almost NINE THOUSAND comments! So far (and I've barely brushed the surface), they mostly think NPR is acting in a turdly manner.
I don’t agree with him, but I respect him. He’s not mean-spirited like so many liberals and he doesn’t spend his time trying to discredit the character of the people with whom he disagrees. I like to listen to him to try and understand how liberals think without having to listen to the nastiness they spout. I’ve always been glad he’s on Fox.
NPR needs to be defunded immediately. I pray this becomes a campaign issue.
Facts are not permissible on the liberal media. Even when it’s TAXPAYER FUNDED, the truth is a no-no!!!
Far better than 'machine-gun mouth' Mark Lamont Hill and the permanently off the deep end Alan Colmes.
Hope and Change, baby.
One thing about reading/skimming from the beginning (instead of latest comment first), I see that in Yahoo, you can literally be shouted down -- if your post gets enough negative ratings, they "hide" it due to it low rating; you can't skim it, you have to click on "show comment."
Skimming the threads, I see ONCE AGAIN see evidence that should make the many, many people disgusted with their fellow Americans for being moronic enough to elect Obama ... to repent by realizing that he is falsely accusing his countrymen.
The lie about the "majority" that elect these clowns stands next to the truth that Democrats have to cheat to win. They have to cheat because the liberal mindset is THE MINORITY. We are the majority.
If we weren't, Democrats wouldn't have to cheat to win. That reality is confirmed in the responses at Yahoo, where commentary comes from non-FReepers, nearly 10,000 of them in the matter of a few hours.
The only downer: so many seem to think that for "the truth" they go to Fox News, and that's awful. No, what you get from Fox is a different angle to reflect what the reporters choose to make represent "the right." It's only "the truth" according to their own will, just like the other aphabets.
I agree. NPR has an obligation as long as it is funded by the Federal Government of a pluralistic society, to equally present and respect a spectrum of viewpoints, not merely what ‘progressives’ deem to be the politically correct thing to say.
How 'bout National Poo-poo Radio?
It's a fine name for the way it evokes both scatological and juvenile connotations. Turdliness and childishness have long characterized NPR.
This should be a wake up call everyone especially for Leftists. Coexist, yeah right. Only those with purist Leftist thoughts can be tolerated. This proves that the Leftists at NPR (and everywhere else) are simply totalitarian fascists.
I don’t agree with Juan Williams on anything. But we must support his first amendment rights.
I hope Williams gives serious consideration to a civil rights lawsuit!
I find myself favoring “NPcR,” for National Politically correct Radio.”
There are now almost 14,000 comments on Yahoo. Semtiments such as "Liberalism is a mental disease" and "NPR ought to be defunded" DOMINATE.
We are the majority.
HEY Juan you phoney dipshit look who it is that’s coming to defend you...You frigg’n liberal moron.
Looks like Juan is AWOL from the Leftist Plantation. Send out the bloodhounds.
I luv it! I rarely agree with Juan --but he's a lot easier to look at than Colmes.
NPR has always sucked and is long past being defunded.
It's now close to 18,000 comments, most running negatively against NPR.
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
And NPR can't have that being said?
Search my posts and tell me how many times I've said that Islam owns the media.
Larry's a keen observer, and is right on the money.
Of all the lib talking heads, Juan Williams is perhaps the most analytical, which is why his positions on things are slowly evolving. He's got enough personal integrity left, that he's willing to give reality a fair hearing. The left cannot tolerate that, because it undermines their carefully glued-together fantasy construct.
But, I'm actually tickled at this development. The moonbats at NPR just handed the Republicans an unexpected gift of ammo, only two weeks out from the election. It's perfect!
I guess that's the key: Juan Williams has never come across as arrogant to me.
And I do agree that this is really a great development, as much for Williams as for conservatives! He will gain much from this gaffe of NPR's.