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NPR fires Juan Williams for Muslim remarks on Fox
Yahoo! ^ | 10-21-10 | Michael Calderone

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billoreilly; cair; islam; jihad; juanwilliams; mikehuckabee; npr; seebreakingnews; wot
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1 posted on 10/21/2010 8:56:24 AM PDT by Conservative Coulter Fan
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
It's in Breaking News...

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2 posted on 10/21/2010 8:59:37 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

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.


3 posted on 10/21/2010 9:01:14 AM PDT by BillT (If you can not stand behind our military, you might as well stand in front of them!)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Warren Ballantine: "Get back to the porch, Juan."

4 posted on 10/21/2010 9:01:51 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: ~Vor~
It's EVERYWHERE
5 posted on 10/21/2010 9:02:35 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
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To: ~Vor~

why not just hit the abuse button and have it removed?


6 posted on 10/21/2010 9:04:45 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response / "...and that's why the color yellow makes me sad, I think.")
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
It's a day to rejoice when a liberal suffers in life.

7 posted on 10/21/2010 9:06:29 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

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.


8 posted on 10/21/2010 9:06:33 AM PDT by wita
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

if he was bashing Catholics they would’ve given him a raise...


9 posted on 10/21/2010 9:07:33 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

The thin-skinned sob’s at npr have disabled the contact page on their website. They can’t take criticism!


10 posted on 10/21/2010 9:07:45 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Juan now knows what we have all known: NPR is National Politically correct Radio.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 9:10:10 AM PDT by texaschick
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Juan commited the ultimate liberal crime, he told the truth.


12 posted on 10/21/2010 9:11:03 AM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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.


13 posted on 10/21/2010 9:12:07 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

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.


14 posted on 10/21/2010 9:12:29 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

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.


15 posted on 10/21/2010 9:12:29 AM PDT by DCBurgess58 (In a Capitalist society, men exploit other men. In a Communist society it's exactly the opposite.)
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To: Everybody

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.


16 posted on 10/21/2010 9:12:54 AM PDT by dgkb
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

NPR bowed down to CAIR.
The comments were fine until the muslim group complained and then his termination was instant.


17 posted on 10/21/2010 9:13:54 AM PDT by StratRider
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To: wita

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.


18 posted on 10/21/2010 9:14:01 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
but their site says this .... This site is currently undergoing maintenance. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please try again later.

LOL!!!

19 posted on 10/21/2010 9:14:01 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response / "...and that's why the color yellow makes me sad, I think.")
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
The thin-skinned sob’s at npr have disabled the contact page on their website. They can’t take criticism!

It looks enabled but won't load. Go to the NPR Ombudsman link and send in comments.

20 posted on 10/21/2010 9:14:52 AM PDT by SeeSac
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Lets see.

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.


21 posted on 10/21/2010 9:15:05 AM PDT by HearMe
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

It’s a great story. Shows the hateful liberals for what they are...


22 posted on 10/21/2010 9:15:46 AM PDT by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber / Teanami's coming...)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Don't worry about contacting NPR. Their in-boxes are overflowing, and their tiny intellects have hit overload. But do contact your state and federal legislators about DEFUNDING NPR. No freedom of speech, no money.
23 posted on 10/21/2010 9:16:25 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

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...


24 posted on 10/21/2010 9:16:40 AM PDT by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber / Teanami's coming...)
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they are bowing down to CAIR


25 posted on 10/21/2010 9:18:24 AM PDT by StratRider
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To: fuzzybutt
Juan commited the ultimate liberal crime, he told the truth.

while agreeing with Bill O.

26 posted on 10/21/2010 9:18:48 AM PDT by SeeSac
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

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.


27 posted on 10/21/2010 9:25:27 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: wita

Sean


28 posted on 10/21/2010 9:25:33 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
From the article;
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.
29 posted on 10/21/2010 9:26:25 AM PDT by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan; Windflier
Heya, Windflier, I sure wish you could hear Larry Elder right now. Man o manischevitz. Basically he's saying that Juan has moved to the center over the years and NPR doesn't like it. (I am so-so-so grateful Larry is back).

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.

30 posted on 10/21/2010 9:26:38 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: wita

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.


31 posted on 10/21/2010 9:28:50 AM PDT by twigs
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To: July4
Yes, for the life of me I do not understand how American taxpayers are funding Goebbels style propaganda to promote Marxism.

NPR needs to be defunded immediately. I pray this becomes a campaign issue.

32 posted on 10/21/2010 9:28:52 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

Facts are not permissible on the liberal media. Even when it’s TAXPAYER FUNDED, the truth is a no-no!!!


33 posted on 10/21/2010 9:30:07 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Juan Wiliams carrys the democrat partys sewer water(DAILY)..
When he gets some it on him.... OH! WELL...
He should thought about that when he became their water boy..
He stinks... O'Really must like the stink..
34 posted on 10/21/2010 9:37:45 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: wita
he is more tolerable than many

Far better than 'machine-gun mouth' Mark Lamont Hill and the permanently off the deep end Alan Colmes.

35 posted on 10/21/2010 9:47:02 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Just another liberal schmuck in the unemployment line.

Hope and Change, baby.

36 posted on 10/21/2010 9:52:06 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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Regarding the Yahoo thread, it's now up to 9,577 comments. I have breezed through the first 40, the first posted within the hour of the news being broken, and it's easily 10 to 1 in posts of people disgusted with NPR. They range from folks who are okay with NPR to those who think NPR ought to be defunded pronto from taxpayer bucks and kicked to the curb, Amen.

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.

37 posted on 10/21/2010 9:55:36 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: DCBurgess58

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.


38 posted on 10/21/2010 9:56:52 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists act as though the world is as they wish it to be; conservatives try to improve what exists.)
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To: Finny
... they mostly think NPR is acting in a turdly manner.

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.

39 posted on 10/21/2010 9:57:28 AM PDT by Brandybux (Oportet ministros manus lavare antequam latrinam relinquent.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

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!


40 posted on 10/21/2010 9:58:23 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Brandybux

I find myself favoring “NPcR,” for National Politically correct Radio.”


41 posted on 10/21/2010 10:09:14 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
Wow, it's SO UPLIFTING!

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.

42 posted on 10/21/2010 10:26:18 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan

HEY Juan you phoney dipshit look who it is that’s coming to defend you...You frigg’n liberal moron.


43 posted on 10/21/2010 10:31:18 AM 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: lewislynn

Looks like Juan is AWOL from the Leftist Plantation. Send out the bloodhounds.


44 posted on 10/21/2010 10:34:31 AM PDT by Post Toasties (Leftists act as though the world is as they wish it to be; conservatives try to improve what exists.)
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To: wita
Shaun and Juan Show?

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.

45 posted on 10/21/2010 10:39:58 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: Finny
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.

It's now close to 18,000 comments, most running negatively against NPR.

46 posted on 10/21/2010 11:31:29 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: mquinn

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

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2008/03/18/msm-must-investigate-could-jesse-jackson-be-obamas-grandmother#ixzz131IDDCKf


47 posted on 10/21/2010 11:47:15 AM PDT by rmlew (You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
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To: Conservative Coulter Fan
umm...muslims did kill us on 9/11; and they've been killing us since (and before); and they're killing people all over the world...

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.

48 posted on 10/21/2010 12:44:49 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (defeat islam.)
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To: Finny
I sure wish you could hear Larry Elder right now. Man o manischevitz. Basically he's saying that Juan has moved to the center over the years and NPR doesn't like it.

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!

49 posted on 10/21/2010 5:32:01 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Yeah, the funny thing about Juan Williams is that -- back when we had broadcast TV (we don't now ... the digital switch was beyond our ken in spite of the conversion box!) and watched our local FOX affiliate broadcast of Fox News Sunday -- even though Juan was an idiot, it was impossible not to like the guy. Other liberal pinheads were hard not to loathe and hold in contempt. But something about Juan was so likeable and so sincere. He came across as a sweetheart and an honestly misguided person, whereas most liberals come across as willfully ignorant and arrogant in that ignorance.

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.

50 posted on 10/21/2010 7:20:29 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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