Skip to comments.NPR Fires Analyst for Saying Muslims Make Him Nervous
Posted on 10/21/2010 10:38:26 AM PDT by jessduntno
(Oct. 21) -- NPR has fired longtime news analyst Juan Williams after he told the Fox News Channel that he gets nervous when he sees Muslims on airplanes.
Williams appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, and host Bill O'Reilly asked him what he thought about the idea that America is facing a "Muslim dilemma." The Fox News personality caused a stir recently on ABC's "The View," when co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set to protest his comments blaming Muslims for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
Williams said Monday he agreed with O'Reilly's statement that "jihad, aided and abetted by some Muslim nations, is the biggest threat on the planet." The two also discussed political correctness, which Williams said could "lead to some kind of paralysis, where you don't address reality."
"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," Williams said.
Late Wednesday, NPR issued a statement saying it had given Williams notice that his contract was being severed. "His remarks on 'The O'Reilly Factor' this past Monday were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR," the statement read, according to a story on NPR's website;
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Bad Chinese food makes me nervous.
He was fired from NPR, not Fox.
Go to Mexico and eat the tacos...comprende? JK
Will this illiberal action by NPR dissuade Mr. Williams from continuing to be a liberal, albeit an unusually reasonable one? I don’t think so. His indoctrination is too complete.
i agree with Juan Williams.
Five years ago at DIA (Denver)
there were a number of women
in Hijab working for TSA.
I haven’t actually seen J-W on since I chucked the TV out 12 years ago.
He seemed like a smarmy butt-kissing weasel then, what’s he doing on Fox, anyway?
Nope. He’ll still have a spot on Fox News, for now. However, he just learned how bad political correctness can be. Muslims are now practically immune in such media outlets from any criticisms at all. Juan, welcome to the world that conservatives have lived under for quite some time now. Though you will never be a conservative, if you want to speak truth at all, especially about moose-limbs,you had better grow a much thicker skin.
“Anybody want to bet the White Hut is making another move against Fox? Eliminate the lefties and they will no longer be “fair and balanced.” ....
Counterproductive in this case, since it’s NPR who is eliminating the lefties, not Fox News. OTOH, perhaps it could be interpreted that Juan Williams in no longer a leftie, hence he belongs at Fox News; which is no longer fair & balanced. The nut cases on the left think that anyone with common sense is not fair and balanced.
This will not go well for NPR. The reason: probably 90 percent of Americans share the same sentiment and know he was just being honest. If someone tells you they don’t get a little nervous when they see a muslim on a plane, then they’re either telling a lie, or naive.
And a thinner wallet.
Liberal make me nervous.
I guarantee you that every sane American, liberal or not, feels the same way as Juan Williams. When I get on the plane with men in Muslim garb, I have to push down/repress/override the natural fear and the remembrance of 9/11 in order to stay on the plane.
The only people who don’t are those Vichy Americans who will spread their legs for their Muslim conquerors who will abuse them and ultimately kill them because everyone hates a traitor.
Amen to that...
So NPR should show their courageous stand and run the Draw Mohammed Cartoons.
On my favorite hyper-liberal site, the response is unanimous. They ALL disagree with NPR. They are also quite aware that most news sources are focusing on the first sentence but ignoring the last.
This is not going to go well with them. It is a sort of Dan Rather moment for NPR.