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  • Surprise!! Juan Williams Who Called The Tea Party Racist Says Palin Lacks Intellect

    12/28/2010 5:14:00 PM PST · by RINOS ARE RADICALS · 50 replies · 18+ views
    Dec 28 | CSR
    Wow this is big news and really holds a lot of weight, I may have to rethink my support for Palin in 2012. I mean she is not on the same intellectual stage of a guy who reads off a tele-prompter in front of third graders? Let me see Krauthammer (worked under Carter and Mondale), Juan Williams(leftist propagandist), Nicole Wallace,Dana Perino, Barbera Bush and Karl Rove(All RINO hacks who's policies and world views helped bankrupt the country) attack her on what substantive issues? NONE In all cases these cowards attack her persona, and are not willing to debate her in...
  • Juan Williams is Right, Palin Can’t Stand on Same Intellectual Stage as Obama

    12/28/2010 11:55:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies · 9+ views
    Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | December 28, 2010 | Meredith Dake
    We all supported Juan Williams when he was dumped from NPR for actually trying to have an honest conversation about terrorism. We cheered for him as he was hired by Fox News. I applaud O’Reilly when he has Williams host. I mean, when was the last time Rachel Maddow or Keith Olbermann had a moderate conservative sit in for them? Over the weekend, however, Juan Williams reminded us all why he is still a “brain-dead” liberal. (VIDEO AT LINK) There is no doubt that if Palin went back to college at an Ivy League university and received a Ph.D. in...
  • (Audio) Tammy Bruce On Gov Palin: Answers Pinhead Dana Perino & Clown Juan Williams

    12/28/2010 7:32:06 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 29 replies · 2+ views
    You Tube ^ | Tammy Bruce
    Tammy Bruce Guest Host On The Laura Ingraham Show: She discussed Pinhead Dana Perino, Clown Juan Williams and how colleagues of Obama say he is no intellectual (it is all fake).
  • Juan Williams: Palin can't stand on intellectual stage with Obama

    12/27/2010 6:14:26 AM PST · by FredJake · 179 replies · 4+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12/26/2010 | Joe Newby
    While appearing on Fox News Sunday, Juan Williams slammed Sarah Palin's intelligence. "There's nobody out there, except for Sarah Palin, who can absolutely dominate the stage, and she can't stand on the intellectual stage with Obama," Williams said. Since becoming John McCain's Vice-Presidential running mate, the left has repeatedly used this line of attack. In fact, a Google search on the term "Sarah Palin is stupid" returns over 67 million results. Apparently, the prospect of Sarah Palin running for President in 2012 has liberals doing everything they can to denigrate the former Alaska Governor before the primary even begins. Has...
  • Juan Williams: Sarah Palin "Can't Stand on the Intellectual Stage With Obama" (Video)

    12/26/2010 11:48:41 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 113 replies
    Hotair Pundit/Fox News Sunday ^ | 12/26/10 | Hotair Pundit/FoxNews
    <p>Williams: "There's nobody out there except for Sarah Palin who could absolutely dominate the stage and she can't stand on the intellectual stage with Obama"</p>
  • Juan Williams: Sarah Palin "Can't Stand on the Intellectual Stage With Obama"

    12/26/2010 9:45:19 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 173 replies · 3+ views
    HAP ^ | 12/26/10 | hap
    Bill Kristol and Juan Williams are talking about the strongest GOP candidate in 2012, Juan Williams takes a swipe at Mike Pence, then says "There's nobody out there except for Sarah Palin who could absolutely dominate the stage and she can't stand on the intellectual stage with Obama" From FNS
  • The amazing transformation of Juan Williams

    12/20/2010 4:18:30 PM PST · by GRANGER · 35 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News
    Juan Williams is excelling.
  • Move to cut NPR funding is defeated in House

    11/18/2010 5:28:17 PM PST · by pissant · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/10 | Bernice Baker
    House Democrats on Thursday shot down a G.O.P. attempt to roll back federal funding to NPR, a move that many Republicans have called for since the public radio network fired the analyst Juan Williams last month. Republicans in the House tried to advance the defunding measure as part of their “YouCut” initiative, which allows the public to vote on which spending cuts the G.O.P. should pursue. But their push was blocked, 239 to 171, with only three Democrats voting with a united bloc of Republicans.
  • GOP to force vote on NPR defunding

    11/17/2010 2:15:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/17/2010 | Jordan Fabian
    House Republicans announced Wednesday they plan to force a floor vote on defunding NPR in response to the firing of analyst Juan Williams last month. House GOP Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (Colo.) said that cutting funds to the publicly subsidized news organization was the winner of the conference's weekly "YouCut" contest, in which the public votes online on spending items they want eliminated. "When NPR executives made the decision to unfairly terminate Juan Williams and to then disparage him afterwards, the bias of their organization was exposed," the two Republicans said in a statement. "Make no mistake,...
  • Brit Hume: Juan Williams Fired For Being A "Bill Cosby Liberal" (Video)

    10/24/2010 1:36:51 PM PDT · by careyb · 9 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 10/24/10 | Brit Hume
    On the panel on Fox News Sunday.
  • Hume Excoriates NPR’s ‘Howling Double Standard’ and Intolerance for a ‘Bill Cosby Liberal’

    10/25/2010 9:30:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 10/25/10 | Brent Baker
    On Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume condemned NPR for its “howling double standard” in firing Juan Williams for expressing an opinion, a standard “manifestly not being applied to other NPR people.” He forwarded the theory that “in the culture of NPR, appearing on Fox is a sin” and “for an African-American man” to “be kind of a Bill Cosby liberal, not a down-the-line liberal, is a sin as well.” Hume’s assessment came after host Chris Wallace read from a column in which Cokie Roberts denounced Glenn Beck as “worse than a clown. He’s more like a terrorist,”
  • Mohammed tops list of English baby names

    10/28/2010 11:54:19 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 43 replies
    CNN.Com ^ | October 28, 2010 1:54 p.m. EDT | By Richard Allen Greene, CNN
    London, England (CNN) -- Hit the road, Jack. Last year's most popular name for baby boys in England has been knocked off -- by Mohammed. That's not immediately obvious from data put out this week by the Office of National Statistics, which declared Wednesday that Oliver was the single most popular name for boys born in 2009. But a CNN analysis of the top 4,500 boys names shows that, when different spellings of the name are lumped together, Mohammed is No. 1.
  • Bill Maher Stands by Comments About Being Worried Islam Taking Over the World...

    11/01/2010 8:34:39 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 75 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | Monday, November 1, 2010 | ZIP
    ...about comments he made on Real Time regarding the 'alarming' number of 'baby Mohammeds' in England. Maher told Wolf Blitzer that he felt no need to "apologize for being a proud Westerner," or for being worried that "Muslim people in these [Western] societies are having babies" at a faster clip than non-Muslims.And when I say Westerner, I mean someone who believes in the values that Western people believe in that a lot of the Muslim world does not. Like separation of church and state. Like equality of the sexes. Like respect for minorities, free elections, free speech, freedom to gather....
  • If TeaParty's "racist" how come it supports J. Williams & Liberals oppose this African American?

    10/28/2010 4:28:28 PM PDT · by Milagros · 2 replies
    Examples of our 'fictitious' era - from Islamists to liberals Hezbollah: We (Hezbollah/Iran/Syria Axis of evil in the ME) did "not" murder Christian Lebanese leader Rafik Hariri, it's just that we don't "like" the UN investigating us... BBC News - Hezbollah's Nasrallah urges Hariri tribunal boycott Oct 28, 2010 ... Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah urges his countrymen to boycott the UN tribunal into the 2005 killing of former PM Rafik Hariri. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11648654 Iran: We are finally ready to "negotiate" over our "peaceful" nuclear program, By The Way: "Death to (big Satan) US, Wipe off Israel / Allah Akbar! we...
  • Twisted-Liberal: Change.org is "acting" against Palin, for NPR

    10/28/2010 2:57:50 PM PDT · by Milagros · 21 replies
    The following is an email sent by change.org Full ViewSarah Palin vs. NPR From: Change.org Action Alert Add to Contacts To: XXX@XXX -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Don't let Sarah Palin kill public broadcasting Dear xxx Since National Public Radio fired Juan Williams last week for controversial remarks about Muslims, Fox News pundits have waged war on public broadcasting. They've called for defunding it completely, something conservatives have wanted for decades. Led by Sarah Palin, a chorus of commentators including Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck, Newt Gingrich, and Karl Rove are trying to paint public broadcasting as the "mouth of socialism" in a ploy to...
  • EDITORIAL: Williams' dismissal backfires on NPR

    10/28/2010 6:41:48 AM PDT · by Milagros · 44 replies
    theRegister ^ | Oct, 28, 2010
    EDITORIAL: Williams' dismissal backfires on NPR- The New Haven ... Oct 28, 2010 By Register Editorial Staff NPR could not have done a worse job of firing Juan Williams, a senior news analyst, if it had tried. The controversial firing ended up making NPR look like it was run by snooty, liberal hypocrites. It left the public scratching its head over the difference between what NPR calls impartial news analysis — Williams’ speciality at National Public Radio that always seemed to carry his opinion — and the “personal commentary” on Bill O’Reilly’s television program that got him fired. ... NPR...
  • L'Etat Radio C'est Moi

    10/28/2010 6:03:48 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 7 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 10-27-10 | Stoutcat
    "...Richly clad in robes that she believes are of more than Oriental splendour, she does not see that she is merely clutching close the tattered rags of a threadbare ideology. Instead, she promenades before her subjects, confidently wrapped in the righteousness of her cause, until a voice from the crowd calls out, “The NPR has no clothes on! "Sadly, Ms. Schiller doesn’t realize care that a great many in her audience have just experienced the ultimate in cognitive dissonance: the firing of an NPR news analyst who consistently represented the best of the Left on conservative shows. This has causes...
  • NPR Fired Juan for Getting Krauthammered on Fox

    10/28/2010 4:20:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 28, 2010 | Larry Elder
    Don't cry for Juan Williams. Lurking ahead are probably a seven-figure book deal, larger speaking fees, and loads more face time on television. NPR fired him, reconfirming the organization as a taxpayer-supported bastion of biased liberalism masquerading as "nonpartisan." So it's all good. Williams, as liberals go, comes across as more reasonable than most. He wasn't always like that. Years of getting his leftist butt kicked at the Fox round table by the likes of quick minds such as William Kristol, Brit Hume and the brilliant Charles Krauthammer made Williams more sensible. He raised his game, which meant fewer silly...
  • Fired for Telling the Truth

    10/27/2010 9:02:58 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 7 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 10-28-10 | stolinsky
    Fired for Telling the Truth David C. Stolinsky, MD Juan Williams is a liberal commentator with common sense and a pleasant demeanor. But he was attempting the impossible - working for both left-wing National Public Radio and conservative Fox News. Inevitably, it was NPR that fired him, not Fox. Predictably, it was the leftists who refused to tolerate what they profess to love - diversity. Talking with Bill OÂ’Reilly, Williams said this: "I mean, look, Bill, IÂ’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books IÂ’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson condemns Juan Williams firing

    10/27/2010 7:46:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/27/2010 | James Hohmann
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Wednesday compared NPR’s firing of Juan Williams to the Agriculture Department’s firing of Shirley Sherrod. “NPR was wrong because they did not afford him freedom of speech,” Jackson said. “They did it in a way that was unfair. The context was he was arguing with Bill O’Reilly, saying why he should not be so virulently anti-Muslim … It reminded me so much of the case with Shirley Sherrod. They jumped so quick.” The sacking of Williams last week has primarily drawn criticism from the right. As one of the nation’s most prominent African Americans, Jackson’s...
  • Liberal Stereotypes

    10/27/2010 9:04:02 AM PDT · by agee · 5 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | Oct 27, 2010 | Aaron Gee
    In the last week the following incidents have occurred; 1. Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar left the set of The View in protest over Bill O’Reilly’s comment that “Muslims killed us on 9/11″ 2. The NAACP released a report on ‘Tea Party Racism“ 3. Juan Williams was fired from NPR for admitting to getting nervous if he were to see a man on a plane in “Muslim garb”. What do these events all have in common? Liberal orthodoxy and deeply ingrained liberal stereotyping. The left has pushed the meme that anyone that disagrees with them is racist. The liberal belief...
  • NPR Confronts Its Own Tea Party

    10/26/2010 11:13:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2010 | Mona Charen
    I appeared on a public radio program, "On Point," this week with National Public Radio ombudsman Alicia Shepard and listened to her defend NPR's firing of Juan Williams. NPR, the listener is invited to conclude, has no bias, but Williams, a liberal with occasionally heterodox views, is too conservative for NPR. Shepard was in an impossible position and seemed to know it. Right out of the box, she acknowledged that the "manner" of Williams' firing -- a phone call with no face-to-face discussion permitted -- was wrong. The actual termination, she went on to assert, was completely justified. It wasn't...
  • Juan Williams’ Lesson in Diversity of Thought vs. Adherence to Agenda

    10/26/2010 10:01:56 AM PDT · by mainstreetradical.com · 2 replies
    Main Street Radical ^ | 10/26/10 | James Devere
    By now most have heard about NPR’s unceremonious firing of news analyst Juan Williams. What was Juan’s mistake? Honesty. Mr. Williams, though committed to liberal ideology, is an honest liberal who believes that diversity of thought and open discussion is paramount in political dialogue. The lesson that Williams, and others on the left should take from NPR’s heavy hand is that it is the Agenda, and not the process, that is sacred. The mantra from the left is open mindedness, it is free speech, it is a non-judgmental inclusion of ideas and open discussion. The mantra, however, is far from...
  • De-fund Public Broadcasting

    10/26/2010 9:28:42 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 7 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 10-26-10 | J.D. Longstreet
    The French philosopher, François Marie Arouet (1694–1778), better known as “Voltaire,” is reported to have said: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” When in High School, I learned it as this: “I do not agree with a word you say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.” No matter the exact wording, it is a profound statement and one that has stuck with me, as you might expect, throughout my life. Last week when NPR “canned” Juan Williams, it sprang forward into the...
  • CARTOON: National Pathetic Radio

    10/26/2010 7:03:54 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 8 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | October 26, 2010 | William Warren
  • Williams, Goldberg, Behar, O'Reilly, Ali, Stevens/Islam and Schiller

    10/26/2010 6:15:47 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 7 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Oct 26, 2010 AD | Mariano
    Full story in two parts: Part 1Part 2...“when you say ‘Muslims did this, do you mean Muhammed Ali?’” No, he means “Muslims” those “Muslims” the ones who did it. But what of Muhammed Ali? To my knowledge he never hurt anyone (outside of the ring) but the fact is that due to his association with the Nation of Islam, when Malcolm X was murdered Muhammed Ali did, in fact, state that anyone who comes against the prophet deserves death. Likewise, due to his involvement with Islam, Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam supported the attempts to murder Salman Rushdie for writing,...
  • War On NPR

    10/25/2010 6:16:37 PM PDT · by Neoavatara · 1 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | October 25, 2010 | Neoavatara
    For years, conservatives have railed against the left wing nonsense that comes out of National Public Radio. For years, staunch defenders of the network have argued that NPR is the ONLY source of universal viewpoints, and deserves taxpayer dollars. I was always leery of the argument. Today, I am totally outraged.
  • MICHAEL GOODWIN: Why the U.S. Is Turning to the Right

    10/25/2010 6:01:36 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Oct. 25, 2010 | Michael Goodwin
    A Conservative friend wise about human nature and politics summarizes his views this way: "Liberals don't think they have any politics. They think they are in a state of nature. Only those who disagree with them are unnatural." It's a brilliant insight, and tells you all you need to know about the culture and political wars in America today. Less than two years after the arc of history seemed to favor them, the high priests of liberal orthodoxy are on the run. They have overreached, and now they must pay. But they are not going quietly or with decency. They...
  • Who Is Vivian Schiller?

    10/25/2010 6:29:42 AM PDT · by paudio · 33 replies · 1+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/22/10 | Brian Bolduc
    A little background on Vivian Schiller, the president and CEO of NPR who distinguished herself by (and later apologized for) suggesting Juan Williams’s comments made him practically certifiable. In 1983, she graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Russian and Soviet Studies. Two years later, she emerged from Middlebury College with a master’s degree in Russian. Schiller began her journalistic career in 1988 as a Russian interpreter in the former Soviet Union for Turner Broadcasting. She spent ten years with Turner as vice president of development, producing many award-winning documentaries, such as Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. From...
  • Anti-Worker Schultz Sides With Bosses Against Juan Williams

    10/25/2010 5:24:40 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Whatever happened to Ed Schultz's solidarity with the working man? Isn't that supposed to be the essence of Ed's shtick? But on his MSNBC show this evening, Ed played the paid-for-by-management Pinkerton guard, busting his nightstick over the head of . . . Juan Williams. Proclaimed anti-worker Ed: "when you fire somebody: it's over, move on. Don't go back over spilled milk." Ed Schultz, tool of the bosses--who knew? View video here.
  • NPR chief Vivian Schiller sorry over handling of Juan Williams' firing

    10/25/2010 3:17:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | October 25, 2010 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — NPR's chief executive says she's sorry for how analyst Juan Williams' dismissal was handled — but she's not sorry for firing him. Vivian Schiller sent an apology to NPR staff members Sunday night. She says Williams deserved a face-to-face meeting to hear that his contract as an analyst was being terminated over remarks he made on Fox News Channel
  • NPR CEO apologizes for handling of Williams firing

    10/25/2010 10:31:20 AM PDT · by pissant · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/24/10 | Keech Hagley
    Vivian Schiller, the NPR CEO who has gotten criticism from all sides about NPR’s decision to fire Juan Williams, apologized to her colleagues Sunday evening for the way the firing was handled. Among the most problematic aspects of the firing was the NPR’s initial statement suggesting that Williams's statements on “The O’Reilly Factor” were to blame. Schiller later said that Williams had long been in hot water at NPR, and the recent statements were simply the last straw, but the timing of his firing undermined this argument. In her latest statement, Schiller acknowledges that “reasonable people can disagree about timing”...
  • Video: Dem Congressman: Juan Williams Is “Un-American”

    10/25/2010 9:07:13 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 23 replies
    Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) appeared on the Ed Schultz show and said Juan Williams is ‘Un-American’ and people like him contribute to ‘profiling and harassing Americans’ for his comments last week on Muslim airline passengers. Schultz agreed and said the Congressman’s comments were ‘right on the mark’. Williams responded to his firing by saying NPR was looking for a reason to get rid of him, and jumped all over the comments to do so.
  • The Voices NPR Won't Let You Hear

    10/25/2010 8:11:43 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 5 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | October 24, 2010 | Tim Drake
    All of the controversy surrounding reporter Juan Williams’ inexcusable firing from NPR reminds me of an experience I had with the network a few years ago. An NPR reporter was doing a story on what provokes people to switch from voting for candidates in the political party of their parents to voting for candidates in a different party. I submitted something to the station via email. They were interested, so they sent a reporter to my home with her digital recording equipment. We sat at the dining room table as I explained how I had not abandoned the political party...
  • NPR: Sorry About the Story Linking Christian Group to Anthrax (flashback)

    10/25/2010 7:03:13 AM PDT · by ruination · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2002 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Six months after the fact, the head of National Public Radio apologized Wednesday for what some lawmakers called a "slanderous" report linking anthrax-laced letters to a Christian conservative organization. "We have made mistakes at NPR. One mistake was our report about TVC," said Kevin Klose, president and CEO of the public broadcasting radio network, referring to a story that suggested the Traditional Values Coalition was connected to the attempted assassination of two senators. "You have my personal apology for that mistake and I hope to go on from there," Klose said. Klose's comments in a Wednesday House subcommittee hearing came...
  • Steele unsure if NPR funding is 'legitimate' campaign issue (Way to be a decisive leader! /sarc)

    10/24/2010 9:58:51 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/24/2010 | Politico
    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia and other Republicans have called for stripping NPR of federal funding after it fired analyst Juan Williams last week over comments he made about Muslims. But while Republican National Chairman Michael Steele disagreed with NPR's decision, he said Sunday he wasn't sure the issue should be made a campaign issue nine days before the election. “I don’t know if it’s a legitimate part of the campaign. I think what NPR did was overreaching,” Steele said during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • At Fox News You Get Rewarded and Promoted If You Say Something Bigoted

    Andrew Sullivan on Friday said that if you say something bigoted on Fox News, you get rewarded, promoted, and celebrated. As the topic of NPR's firing of Juan Williams was raised on the syndicated program "The Chris Matthews Show," Sullivan was far more critical of the cable news station than the radio network. Unfortunately, host Chris Matthews opted not to play some of the bigoted statements made over the years by other NPR personalities that have gone totally unpunished thereby making Sullivan's point totally absurd.
  • Why Bill Clinton is a much better politician than Barack Obama

    10/24/2010 4:53:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 24, 2010 | Mark Hemingway
    Why is Bill Clinton a better politician than Barack Obama? In a word, triangulation. Bill Clinton was always seeking opportunities to emphasize his political independence from Democrats and liberals, particularly on cultural issues. After all, Clinton was the man that brought “Sister Souljah moment” into the political lexicon. Since getting elected, Obama and his administration seem to have reflexively expressed the doctrinaire liberal position more often than not. But in a center-right country, where an increasingly small number of the electorate identifies as liberal, that doesn’t get you very far. Case in point, the Juan Williams firing. Talk about low...
  • Why NPR Should 'Defund' Bigoted President

    10/24/2010 9:45:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2010 | Kevin McCullough
    When asked by reporters, immediately after she had insinuated that Juan Williams was in need of psychiatric help-presumably because since 9.11 he sometimes feel anxious around muslims who appear dangerous, the President of NPR Vivian Schiller stated: "The only thing that matters to me in this case is how Juan as a news analyst conducts himself, and whether it's in violation of our journalistic ethics. It's really that straight forward. Now I don't need to get into a debate about is this show news, is this show opinion. That's... Let's... Let somebody else talk about that. My only interest here......
  • Should NPR have Fired Juan Williams? You Betchya [Fox News a "fully functioning engine of racism"]

    10/24/2010 2:47:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Nation ^ | October 24, 2010 | Dave Zirin
    Was National Public Radio correct to fire Juan Williams, their National News Analyst, for saying, “…when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they're identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous”? The answer is a simple one: you betchya. This is, as the Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan wrote, "anti-religious bigotry in its purest, clearest form." How could NPR employ an ostensibly unbiased “National News Analyst” who admits an irrational bias against Arabs and Muslims? What would our reaction...
  • They came for Juan Williams: Libs realize their institutions have been taken over by the far Left

    10/24/2010 2:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | October 24, 2010 | Barry Rubin
    The firing of Juan Williams by NPR is important for a dozen reasons – violation of free speech, a demonstration of NPR’s leftist bias, political (in)correctness run wild, an insanely ridiculous example of the inability to deal with Islamism and so on. Just to recap, Williams was recently on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor with Bill O’Reilly who asked him to comment on the remarks he had made to The View earlier this month and for which hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the stage. Williams responded: “Look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of...
  • A witch hunt for bigots singes American media

    10/24/2010 9:22:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 16 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/24/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    Political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis, where you don't address reality," Juan Williams observed rather prophetically on Bill O'Reilly's show Monday night, before he made the comments that got him fired from his assignment as senior news analyst for National Public Radio. This is what Williams said: "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...
  • We Are All Bigots Now

    10/24/2010 5:50:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2010 | David Stokes
    The firing of Juan Williams by National Public Radio (NPR), alleging that he was guilty of bigotry during a recent appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s FoxNews Channel television program, is another case of political correctness mixed with demagoguery run amuck. Here are the “horrific” words that did him in:
  • NPR Bigotry and the Firing of Juan Williams

    10/23/2010 4:39:45 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 33 replies
    Self ^ | 10/23/10 | Self
    By now almost everyone who is in tune with the American cultural landscape is aware of National Public Radio's firing of one of its premier news analysts of the last decade, Juan Williams. While it's not a scientific survey, an overview of the thousands and thousands of comments posted on the npr.org site show that the decision to fire him for expressing his views has been overwhelmingly unpopular, with promise after promise from purported listeners to withhold financial contributions.  Only a small fraction of the comments listed are in favor of his censorship. I would like to leave aside the...
  • Juan Williams gets mugged by NPR

    10/23/2010 2:39:32 PM PDT · by JoeA · 6 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 10/23/2010 | Joe Alfieri
    There’s an old joke, that the difference between a liberal and a conservative is that the conservative is the one who’s been mugged. With the mugging, the victim, having been confronted with the reality of life, rather than the utopian idealism in which he’s lived, is made to reassess his values and thus come down on the right side. Juan Williams, though his wallet may still be intact, is the latest victim of an ambush, at the hands of that most pernicious and frightening criminal element, political correctness. (More)
  • Should NPR and PBS Continue to Get Federal Funding?

    10/23/2010 11:10:50 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 28 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/23/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    Everyone is talking about the situation that commentator Juan Williams found himself in when National Public Radio fired him over comments he made on Fox News about Muslims. And whether you think Williams’s situation was properly handled or not, a second discussion has been raised in conjunction with it: the propriety of federal funding of NPR and PBS. On the funding issue, no more convoluted argument about the necessity of federal money being spent on NPR can be found than an article that appeared in the New York Daily News penned by the executive director of the New York Civil...
  • Juan Williams & the Unspoken Issues of the Dominant Forces in Muslim Politics

    10/23/2010 9:25:11 AM PDT · by unspun · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Gulag Bound ^ | October 23, 2010 | CJ in TX
    /snip/ So we have made our case for the Progressive Marxofascists using Islamophobia to advance their agenda, just as they did the women's and civil rights movements of the 60's and 70's, as political viruses within them, to take them over and pervert them for momentum in their treasonous cause. But there is more. Although much has been made of millions being given by George Soros to Media Matters, Huffington Post, and NPR, there is another side to this, much less reported. Just as if the song, You're So Vain, was written to them, Glenn Beck and Fox think it...
  • Michael Moore: Juan Williams Is Right (Very misleading headline) [Barf Alert]

    10/23/2010 8:39:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 22, 2010 | Michael Moore
    In an open letter to the ex-NPR commentator, Michael Moore argues that Williams may have spoken clumsily, but one aspect of his message was spot-on: Political correctness about terrorists must end. Dear Juan, Sorry to hear you got fired by National Public Radio for saying on Fox that you get nervous when you see Muslims on a plane with you. It was dumb to say such a thing, but I don't think saying one dumb thing should be a firing offense. (I do think that an NPR journalist who accepts money from Fox News for his work a regular commentator...
  • Totenberg Eats Shoe, Admits Misjudgment on Iraq Election's Power

    03/08/2005 1:54:07 PM PST · by billorites · 26 replies · 1,650+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | March 7, 2005
    NPR's Nina Totenberg eats her shoe. Asked on Inside Washington over the weekend if President Bush deserves credit for the democratic movements rising in the Middle East, Totenberg, a critic of Bush's Iraq policy, replied that "if I had a hat I would have to eat it." Then, as she briefly brought a shoe to her month, she noted that "I've got my shoe here" and conceded that "I really did not think that this election in Iraq would make that much difference and I was wrong." She quickly added, however, that "it really does help that Arafat died and...
  • Krauthammer Takes on Entire 'Inside Washington' Panel -- Again, Over Attacks on Fox News

    10/02/2010 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Think President Barack Obama has thin skin? How could one not, after the attacks on media personalities like Rush Limbaugh or his on-the-record comments about the liberal blogs and Fox News? On PBS’s Oct. 2 broadcast of “Inside Washington,” NPR’s Nina Totenberg pointed out the left-wing blogosphere has been critical of Obama, yet she chalked it up as just being “whiny.” “Inside Washington” panelist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer responded, and pointed out the president’s “thin skin,” in the wake of his remarks about his cable channel in a recent Rolling Stone interview. “You would think that the presidency...