On NPR

NPR: Where “Teabag” Videos Are Defended But Blaming 9-11 on Muslims Will Get You Fired

Via Instapundit.

I’ve never been what you’d call a “fan” of Juan Williams, but I’ve usually felt he was a lot more balanced than a lot of media personalities. Not always, and he was usually on the other side of issues than Murdoc. But this firing thing seems a bit weird.

Comments

  1. Uber-Liberal NPR was just looking for an excuse to can Williams because he was a “moderate” Liberal and also appeared on that nasty Conservative news station: FOX!

    They knew it had to be something substantial because Williams is an African-American (protected species) so they went for the “Bashing Muslim” gambit.

    He’s not my favorite news person (I’m in love with Megyn Kelly) but I hope he sues and wins millions!

  2. NPR did the right thing. This guy wanted to be a talking head. If you want to stop people blowing up, or weaponizing airplanes the last thing you want to do is get bogged down in typecasting. The bad guys are going to change their costumes. We should not forget that Bin Laden sent the bastards here, to our country, to undergo flight training. They went as clean cut guys wearing US clothes, and they boarded carrying box cutters in their clean cut briefcases.
    Then they made a clean cut across the neck of the stewardess
    and used clean cut dog psychology on everyone in the airplane.

    NPR should drop anyone that wants to be a talking head. They are one of the last, actual news organizations out there that do any real journalism. If we want talking heads, we can go somewhere else. The dude was on contract, anyway – and not really a real employee.

    The fact that he then turns around and uses it to get a big fat 2 million dollar contract with some news media entertainment company just reinforces the whole debate. If you want to talk about finding people that attacked us – the real enemy. Then it’s time to bring the game up one notch higher than talking head.

    And so. I think NPR did the right thing.

Comments are closed