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Juan Williams misses NPR
Capital ^ | May 5, 2012 | GLYNNIS MACNICOL

Posted on 05/05/2012 5:41:35 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Fox News political analyst Juan Williams misses working for NPR “big time.”

“Because that’s such an informed and influential audience,” he told me last night at the swanky Industria Studios, a big loft and event space in the far West Village. “And the thing is that audience really liked me and I would often times help raise money for NPR.”

Williams, you may recall, was rather spectacularly (and controversially) fired from NPR in 2010 after telling Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that he sometimes “gets nervous” when he sees people in “Muslim garb” boarding a plane he is traveling on.

Williams was participating in one of those countless "future-of-media" panel discussions, this one sponsored by The Guardian and titled “Commercial Pressures versus Journalistic Standards.”

(Excerpt) Read more at capitalnewyork.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: npr

1 posted on 05/05/2012 5:41:36 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Of course he does. Juan seems schizophrenic to me.


2 posted on 05/05/2012 5:43:28 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk

go get a job on bet tv and get lost.


3 posted on 05/05/2012 5:43:44 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Hojczyk

“Because that’s such an informed and influential audience,”


Yes, of course he does, it’s an easier job when everyone you are talking to already agrees with you.


4 posted on 05/05/2012 5:45:25 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Hojczyk

Hell, yes, he misses NPR. They would never have Michele Malkin on there to kick his butt.


5 posted on 05/05/2012 5:47:15 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Hojczyk

He’s right about an infuential audience. Informed? Only about their own beliefs. They know nothing about the rst of the country, and can’t even understand others. At least conservatives know what the other side actually believes.


6 posted on 05/05/2012 5:48:00 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Hojczyk

Poor Juan is like a battered woman who can’t give up on her man.


7 posted on 05/05/2012 5:51:32 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

“C’mon, baby! Take me back. You know I luv ya’!


8 posted on 05/05/2012 5:54:24 AM PDT by pingman (Durn tootin'; I like Glock shootin'!)
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To: Hojczyk
after telling Fox News host Bill O’Reilly
I always liked the Juan Williams - Mary Katherine Ham segments where BOR consistently let Juan rant on for five or six minutes.
Then he begrudged MKH two minutes to speak, and as usual, he tried to speak over her for at least one of those minutes.
Somehow, BOR still has the gall to claim he's "independent" and "fair and balanced."

9 posted on 05/05/2012 5:55:11 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Hojczyk

‘NPR..Because that’s such an informed and influential audience,’

I know several NPR listeners in progressive Austin.
here are some examples of how informed they are:

1) None do not know to make a payroll because they spent their entire life employed by the government.

2) Government can create demand for products not the consumer.

3) The Crusades where Christian aggression rather than a response to Islam invasion of Europe.

4) Greed can be corrected by government intervention and homosexuality is genetic.

5) Art would NEVER exist without government.

6) Blacks could not succeed without the governments help(who is really racist??)

7) Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her home(Tina Fey said it)

8) The Bible is a Jewish History book but the Koran is an instrument of multiculturalism.

9) Government regs for food consumption are not an infringement on personal rights and do not apply to them(NPR listener) because they are healthy.

10) Keynes is a genius, Milton Friedman is a NAZI and F A Hayek is a reactionary.

NPR listeners live in a bubble.


10 posted on 05/05/2012 6:00:26 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Paladin2

He is very conflicted.


11 posted on 05/05/2012 6:02:02 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Le Chien Rouge

I think we know the same people.


12 posted on 05/05/2012 6:03:00 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: TangoLimaSierra
And Malkin kicks butt beautifully.

My personal fav: When Charlie K. decides to put a little effort into giving Juan the Dumbo a learnin’ lesson. Poor little Juan sometimes gets so agitated that I think he's going to jump on Charlie and wrestle him out of his wheel chair.

He rarely adds anything to the panel. Yeah, yeah, I'm sure he's a “nice” guy...But can't they get a smart liberal in there? Is there such a thing in the media now?

Go away Juan.

13 posted on 05/05/2012 6:04:34 AM PDT by Pigsley
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To: Hojczyk

Juan appears to be biting the hand that now feeds him.


14 posted on 05/05/2012 6:04:56 AM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: Hojczyk
"... that’s such an informed and influential audience”

How does he know how informed or influential they are?

15 posted on 05/05/2012 6:05:19 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Hojczyk

“that audience really liked me”

Juan is tired of having to intellectually support his comments.


16 posted on 05/05/2012 6:05:58 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: Retired Chemist

it has be difficult to defend the indefensible.

In Juan’s defense I have to say....Hannity is freaking annoying.

He’ll ask a question, and as soon as he hears you going down a road he disagrees with he starts to overtalk and shout down.


17 posted on 05/05/2012 6:07:47 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Hojczyk

I have a neice who proudly proclaimed she got ALL her news from NPR. She thinks that is a good thing and that she always has the straight story.


18 posted on 05/05/2012 6:08:10 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Hojczyk

I had high hopes for Juan after he got broadsided by his own ideology at NPR. Seems being an individual and defending your beliefs when standing on your own is tougher than Juan had anticipated.


19 posted on 05/05/2012 6:08:46 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Retired Chemist
I think that maybe NPR has put out feelers to Juan. Probably with the stipulation that he dump Fox. Or maybe dump on Fox.
IMO that would be a good thing. One small step toward bring Fox back to the center. And Juan could go back to debating people that agree with everything he says.
20 posted on 05/05/2012 6:09:38 AM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: SuzyQue

Well, if you were a “black” guy named “Juan” all your life in the racially/ethnically/SIG nuanced (by leftyists) country you might be internally conflicted too.


21 posted on 05/05/2012 6:10:10 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: oh8eleven

I put up with Juan to enjoy the lovely Mary Katherine.


22 posted on 05/05/2012 6:20:50 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Pigsley
He rarely adds anything to the panel. Yeah, yeah, I'm sure he's a “nice” guy...But can't they get a smart liberal in there? Is there such a thing in the media now?

I agree...pretty much a zero. Juan makes an effort but it amounts to nothing. No new insights.

23 posted on 05/05/2012 6:23:20 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Paladin2
Juan seems schizophrenic to me.

He is. If you read his book "Enough!" it is clear he leads his life as a Conservative but endorses Liberal public policies.

24 posted on 05/05/2012 6:23:25 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Hojczyk

Tired of being body slammed and Bammy slapped, by little Michell Malkin no doubt!


25 posted on 05/05/2012 6:33:29 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Hojczyk

He misses his audience and co-workers agreeing and hanging on to his every word. He actually has to think now, and the new group makes him look like the fool he is.


26 posted on 05/05/2012 6:45:58 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Paladin2

No, I don’t see that as a problem. He wants to be a feel-good leftist, but it just never works quite like he thinks it should. The world is full of these guys.


27 posted on 05/05/2012 6:47:43 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Hojczyk
“And the thing is that audience really liked me ..."


28 posted on 05/05/2012 6:49:56 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: SuzyQue
"He wants to be a feel-good leftist"

Yabut, as someone pointed out above, he doesn't live his personal life that way.

29 posted on 05/05/2012 6:52:35 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Hojczyk

Williams or Beckel come on Fox, off goes Fox.


30 posted on 05/05/2012 6:57:24 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: Hojczyk

A bit uncomfortable outside of the echo chamber, Juan?

Where you actually have to consider perspectives outside of group think? And respond (somewhat intelligently) to them?

Heh.

Welcome to OUR world.


31 posted on 05/05/2012 7:09:15 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Hojczyk
He misses working for thought police?

His work was furthering the "progress" of people who fired him for expressing a thought, a simple human reaction to the events of the day following 9/11.

Perhaps he just misses a hypnotized and adoring audience?

32 posted on 05/05/2012 7:13:02 AM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: PghBaldy

This Freeper was interviewed by NPR last week and my comments will be aired on “All Things Considered” early next week. The liberal NPR audience will get to hear my Conservative viewpoint....well, as much as they will air...


33 posted on 05/05/2012 7:43:29 AM PDT by jch10
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To: GBA

Have given up on fox..get most of my news from London


34 posted on 05/05/2012 8:09:01 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Paladin2

I am sure Juan does miss NPR, after the ass whoopen he got from Michelle Malkin on Fox couple days ago.


35 posted on 05/05/2012 8:16:37 AM PDT by Sea Parrot (Nations are only truly great when it's people are struggling against all odds, growing and expanding)
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To: Hojczyk

It’s always nice for lefties like Juan to stay in a bubble where all the thoughts and voices are the same and reinforce built-in bias for left wing issues.

He’s clearly uncomfortable sometimes on Fox when he is confronted with irrefutable logic from the conservative side.

As NYT columnist Pauline Kael once said, “How did Nixon get elected? No one I know voted for him.”


36 posted on 05/05/2012 8:42:22 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Hojczyk
Have given up on fox..get most of my news from London.
The BBC and the tabloids? Oh yeah, much better than FOX.
LOL ...
37 posted on 05/05/2012 8:47:07 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

BOR is not independent and he is nowhere near as smart as he thinks he is. He is the typical useful idiot for obama who just cannot keep his mouth shut grrrrrr


38 posted on 05/05/2012 12:15:45 PM PDT by jesseam
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