Friday, October 22, 2010

Firing offense: NPR axes Juan Williams for opinions on Muslims & post-9/11 travel

There aren't many media commentators on the left that I can tolerate, but Juan Williams was one of them, and still is. I actually like him a lot, and have been occasionally swayed by his arguments, to a degree.

NPR has finally admitted their extreme liberal leftist bias!

NPR has undermined whatever credibility it had left with this boneheaded capitulation.

Firing offense: NPR axes Juan Williams for opinions on Muslims & post-9/11 travel

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 20, 2010 11:44 PM


Cable news blogger Johnny Dollar red-flagged NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik's Twitter feed, which announced tonight that liberal NPR analyst/Fox News contributor Juan Williams' contract was terminated — over comments Williams made about Muslims on The O'Reilly Factor. He gave his honest opinion: "[W]hen 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."

Guess who stirred up the pot to get Williams fired?

Think Progress and the Huffington Post:

That's right. Government-funded NPR has apparently caved into left-wing attack dogs on the Internet.

Also in the lynch mob: CAIR, of course.

And here's excitable Andrew Sullivan giving Williams his "Malkin Award" nomination. Yeah, kiss of death.

As I've said many times before: Political correctness is the handmaiden of terror.

Condolences to Juan Williams, whom I've debated –vigorously, but always with respect and cordiality — many times over the years.

Hope this accelerates his journey on the ideological learning curve. And I hope he doesn't back down.


More from Brian Stelter at the NYTimes:

NPR has terminated its contract with Juan Williams, one of its senior news analysts, after he made comments about Muslims on the Fox News Channel.

NPR said in a statement that it gave Mr. Williams notice of his termination on Wednesday night.

The move came after Mr. Williams, who is also a Fox News political analyst, appeared on the "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday. On the show, the host, Bill O'Reilly, asked him to respond to the notion that the United States was facing a "Muslim dilemma." Mr. O'Reilly said, "The cold truth is that in the world today jihad, aided and abetted by some Muslim nations, is the biggest threat on the planet."

Mr. Williams said he concurred with Mr. O'Reilly.

He continued: "I mean, 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."

Mr. Williams also made reference to the Pakistani immigrant who pleaded guilty this month to trying to plant a car bomb in Times Square. "He said the war with Muslims, America's war is just beginning, first drop of blood. I don't think there's any way to get away from these facts," Mr. Williams said.

NPR said in its statement that the remarks "were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR."

NPR has undermined whatever credibility it had left with this boneheaded capitulation.

Your tax dollars at work.


Worth noting: NPR affiliate employee Sarah Spitz at public radio station KCRW wishes death on Rush Limbaugh…not a firing offense.


Reminder of George Soros's NPR cash infusion this week:

NPR has received a $1.8 million grant from the Open Society Foundations to begin a project called Impact of Government that is intended to add at least 100 journalists at NPR member radio stations in all 50 states over the next three years.

The reporters, editors and analysts will cover state governments and how their actions affect people.

The project "creates capacity for local stations to hire reporters and to cover issues that matter that other places aren't doing," said Vivian Schiller, NPR's president and chief executive. "Everything that we're doing as relates to member stations comes down to two things: building local news capacity and making sure the content we create is available to all people across all platforms."

Ms. Schiller said the journalists would not be part of typical statehouse coverage, but instead would work on enterprise journalism that looks at how state government decisions play out over years, and extend beyond a single state's borders.

The program, one of a number of new public media reporting projects meant to counter some of the cutbacks in profit-making journalism, will begin with an eight-state pilot phase in March 2011. Eventually, NPR and local stations hope to raise about $17 million to expand the program, and $18 million to $19 million annually to sustain it, said Ron Schiller, president of the NPR Foundation and NPR's senior vice president for development (and no relation to Ms. Schiller.)

The project is also intended to help the public radio network raise more money. Although NPR stations attract millions of small donors, and NPR itself received a $230 million grant from the Joan B. Kroc estate in 2003, NPR and its stations want to attract more major philanthropists, Mr. Schiller said.


Just wondering: Why is Urban Outfitters selling NPR t-shirts?


More questions from Jimmie Bise at Sundries Shack:

Did NPR fire Williams because of what he said or because of who he said it to? If Williams had gone on whatever passes for a news program on an NPR station, or fought his way through the cobwebs and sat down with radio-corpse Diane Rehm, there is no doubt that whatever he said would have met with some sort of rebuttal, after which Williams could have made his apologies and recited the standard boilerplate about "extremists" in Islam. However, in front of Bill O'Reilly no such admonishment would ever take place. In fact, O'Reilly would likely agree with him and who knows if that meeting of right and left minds on the matter wouldn't have served as the long-dreaded Bat Signal that would light up the sky and signal us crazed Tea Partiers to begin our pogrom against everything even remotely Muslim.

So perhaps Williams was cashiered not for his comments, but for the venue in which he chose to haltingly air them.

No doubt.

Let CAIR and Soros pay for prog-tested, jihadi-approved propaganda: DE-FUND NPR.

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  1. #204
    On October 21st, 2010 at 2:33 pm, MarkD said:

    Soros bought it, I see no reason why my taxes should continue to fund it.

    I am especially amused by Slate trying to compare the left firing Williams with the right firing Shirley Sherrod. That fascist Obama government, always keeping the woman… You can't tell me Obama's a Democrat and not a racist.

    It is too funny for words watching these idiots contort themselves into knots trying to deny facts.

  2. #205
    On October 21st, 2010 at 2:45 pm, Ignatius Reilly said:

    Pulling all govt funding to NPR is a necessary first step, but it is not sufficient.

    My own, local NPR affiliate is deeply embedded within our state university and their locally-produced news and programs are just as biased and political as NPR.

    All public support should be pulled from NPR and its left-wing affiliate network, including their use of studios and other facilities that belong to state universities.

  3. #206
    On October 21st, 2010 at 2:47 pm, battleaxe said:

    What is this NPR of which you speak?

  4. #208
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:09 pm, rocketman said:

    Juan Williams is a liberal–but he also seems to be a decent and fair minded person. I wish him good luck in finding future employment.
    As for the Gubmint (read taxpayer) funded NPR–I never listen to them. And I want them defunded so that they can "compete" without having their hand in my wallet. They will be out of business soon if this ever happens.
    Like they say, "A conservative is a liberal with experience!". Welcome aboard, Juan!
    John Bibb

  5. #209
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:09 pm, TigerLady said:

    silly me. My innate curiousity got the better of me.

    But you must know he will not even understand of what you speak and is only able to parrot liberal talking points. He's no match for your quick wit and conservative thinking.

  6. #210
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:12 pm, Rogue Cheddar said:

    I'm askeered of wimmen, how's that for profiling?

  7. #211
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:16 pm, Rogue Cheddar said:

    On October 21st, 2010 at 1:17 pm, spaceycakes said:
    RSS, do you get nervous when a priest or other cleric sits next to you in a public men's room?

    Depends on who's doing the foot tapping init tho'!

  8. #212
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:22 pm, Mister P said:

    Wait till our soldiers get court marshaled for being nervous about gay soldiers having sex in the community shower.

  9. #213
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:29 pm, DANEgerus said:

    Soros pays NPR… tick tock tick tock…
    Politically correct lackey Juan Williams gets fired for not being 'Politically correct' enough.


  10. #215
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:38 pm, RedDog said:

    Rush is right. The MSM seem to be tamping down pre-election stories potentially embarrassing to the regime.

  11. #216
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:45 pm, Papa Louie said:

    Isn't it interesting that political correctness has now reached the point that being Muslim trumps being a black liberal? That's an eye opener. I thought being black and liberal trumped everything else. I suppose democrats will run an unknown Muslim for president next time around. Oh wait, never mind…

  12. #217
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:45 pm, jrgdds said:

    This is an interesting case. A liberal gets fired, and it's conservatives who are pissed. The progressives are pleased. Liberals, think seriously about this. Your friends aren't who you think they are…

  13. #218
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:46 pm, spaceycakes said:

    Depends on who's doing the foot tapping init tho'!


  14. #219
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:48 pm, Papa Louie said:

    Why is the left so anxious to defend Muslims? It can't be that they identify with their religious beliefs. Is it because they believe that Muslims were the real victims of 9-11? Or is it because they believe that the enemy of my christian enemy is my friend?

    Whatever the reason, they want us to believe that Muslims were not behind the terrorism of 9-11. Those were not Muslims, they were just "extremists". The left has no problem calling people rightwing extremists, Christian extremists, or tea party extremists. But they will never allow the use of the term "Muslim extremists".

    The left wants us to believe that it's just a coincidence that all 19 hijackers were Muslim and committed their murders in the name of Allah. It's just a coincidence that the Muslim cleric, Anwar Al-Awlaki, who was held up by reporters to be THE example of a moderate Muslim, turned out to be the "spiritual adviser" to three of the hijackers on 9-11, the Fort Hood shooter, and the underwear bomber.

    This same Awlaki was also invited to lunch at the Pentagon because"the secretary of the Army was eager to have a presentation from a moderate Muslim". Of all the billions of "moderate" Muslims in the world, how did they managed to pick this one? If the vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving moderates, how is it that when they went looking for a moderate they just happened to pick out an extremist as dangerous as Osama? Just coincidence?

  15. #220
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:48 pm, spaceycakes said:

    I wonder if they would've fired him if'n his name was Malik Ali Shazzbat?

  16. #221
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:48 pm, davidcaskey said:

    What is the difference between a moderate Muslim and an extreme Muslim with terrorist intent? With the recent of terrorist, it seems that the difference is as little as what mood they may be in that day. The Fort Hood shooter, the Time Square bomber, and the underpants guy all look like they were regular Muslims that decided to follow the creed of the religion and take up violence aganist innocent people.

    I don't know about you people but I have had enough of the phoney security at the airports and everywhere else and feel that we need to beging profiling Muslims. It that had occured over the last few years then it would not have been necessary for passengers and bystanders saving the day. Instead, maybe our "great" law enforment heros could actually have done something other than harrassing innocent people.

    As to Williams, it couldn't have happened to a better liberal. He has called us names for years. About time he got his.

  17. #222
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:49 pm, happyscrapper said:


    Juan Williams fired from government-funded NPR for excercising his First Amendment rights. Government officials strangely silent.

  18. #223
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:54 pm, CO2 Producer said:

    NPR: Gee whiz, Juan, you let the cat out of the bag. Now most people will know what most people were was already thinking. You weren't actually supposed to say it out loud. We'll have no more of that.

    Enjoy your newfound freedom, Juan. You can do it your way now.

  19. #224
    On October 21st, 2010 at 3:57 pm, William said:

    I NEVER get nervous when I see people wearing Muslim garb.

    Why should I?

    Janet Napolitano is the head of Homeland Security.

    Attorney General Holder is the head of the JUustice Depatrment.

    President Barack Hussein Obama (Peace be unto Him. Praise His Holy Name. Let every head bow in adoration and kiss His Holy Feet. Let everyone worship Him, Surrender to Him in all ways and serve Him with every thought, word, deed, and with all resources, belongings, hopes and dreams. Praise be Unto our Lord, our Savior, our Messiah, The One) is all powerful and He is our President.

    TSA is protecting us from those mean Christians, pro-lifers, and White Republicans and Tea Party persons, those racists, etc.

    Also Islam is THE Religion of Peace, Love, Tolerance, Understanding, Mercy, and Compassion. Muslims never harm anyone. They are the nicest, most loving, charibable, caring people on earth and respect everyone.

    It is Christians, Jews, Israel, Conservatives, Republicans, White People, Asians-Orientals who are the bane of society, the scourge of the earth. They are the violent, mean, racist, hate fillede, bigoted, xenophobic, Islamophobic ones, the bitter clingers who cling to their religion, their Bibles, or Torah, or whatever, and who think the USA is a great place, the fools!
    We are safe.

    No. Islam is Peaceful and Loving. Obama is our loving, all powerful President. Janet Napolitano is our wonderful and loving head of Homeland Security. Holder is head of the Justice Depatrment. Hollywood is leftist. The Main Stream Media supports Obama and Muslims, trashing the USA. They are looking out for us.

    The TSA is also looking out for us.

    No harm can come to us.

    I feel perfectly safe.

    (sarcasm = off)

  20. #225
    On October 21st, 2010 at 4:11 pm, Ed Mahmoud abu al-Kahoul said:

    Or is it because they believe that the enemy of my Christian enemy is my friend?


  21. #227
    On October 21st, 2010 at 4:15 pm, Ignatius Reilly said:

    Apparently, NPR gets little federal money in any direct way. BUT, NPR is a creature of its affiliate network of stations created with public money in their own states, although their dependence on public money now varies from state to state and station to station. But — I emphasize — NPR is entirely the creature of these local affiliates. They created it to supply them with news from the slant that NPR reliably provides.

    NPR must be attacked by attacking the local-affiliates that created it and which it serves. Many of those affiliate ~are~ dependent on public funds.

  22. #228
    On October 21st, 2010 at 4:21 pm, CO2 Producer said:

    CO2 Producer NPR said:

    were was


  23. #229
    On October 21st, 2010 at 4:22 pm, Mark said:

    I am just amazed at how stupid are the "intelligentsia." How could they not know this would be a problem? It's as if they didn't even think, just reacted. Oh wait …

    This is what happens when you have never had anyone test, question, or oppose you previously. I have to admit, I am enjoying the collapse of the Liberal Empire.

    I feel badly for Juan, however he chose to side with Liberals. This is what happens when you refuse to appease the Liberal gods by towing the line. He should have known this would happen. Then again, being a Liberal means never having to leave your Utopian fantasy world.

  24. #231
    On October 21st, 2010 at 4:35 pm, T-Bone said:

    Liberal motto: Do as I say, not as I do.

    Replaces: I don like one iota of a crackah

    Goal: Good morning Comrade. Have you dispatched the undesirables to the reeducation camps today. Dissent will hurt the party.

    extra credit hint: back door of the reeducation center opens to the mass grave area. See Mao, Lenin, Stalin, Pol Pot, et al for how communism deals with its detractors.

  25. #232
    On October 21st, 2010 at 5:02 pm, NJMark said:

    Politically correct lackey Juan Williams gets fired for not being 'Politically correct' enough.

    Juan is anything but politically correct. He's defended Clarence Thomas, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O'Reilly, all targets of the PC police. He's taken on the modern-day civil rights "leaders."

    He thinks for himself. I'm sure he gets far more hate mail from the left than he'd ever get from the right.

    Yes, he says some dopey things (calling protesters during the Fla. recount "angry white men in their natural state"), but on balance, he's a reasonably fair analyst – you don't get regurgitated talking points from him.

    (The heads of NAALCP members have to be exploding, as they try to figure out why people they think are racist are coming to the defense of a black man.)

  26. #233
    On October 21st, 2010 at 5:51 pm, Teddy Kennedy said:

    Errah as much as I dislike liberals at least Williams is rational, Alan Colmes on the other hand needs his meds adjusted and is only watchable with Monica Crowley mopping the floor with his corpse. O'Realy's constant pimping his book or the hags on the Spew; is no longer watchable because you can't see him behind his big ego! It's not about issues its all about him.

  27. #234
    On October 21st, 2010 at 5:52 pm, cabrerski said:

    Here is the story from NPR with an amazing gaffe by their CEO, Vivian Schiller.

    Now, if Mr. Williams is seeing a psychiatrist, shouldn't Schiller be fired for released privledged medical information? She already offended millions by firing an honest person…maybe she would like to see how it feels.

    If I were Juan Williams, I would gear up the biggest lawsuit, especially if his former employer released said information.

  28. #236
    On October 21st, 2010 at 7:09 pm, Member-VRWC said:

    NPR has undermined whatever credibility it had left with this boneheaded capitulation.

    NPR never had any credibility. It's taxpayer funded so their ratings are meaningless. They don't have to duke it out to win market share by offering a format that sells to stay on the air. I would never listen to their Barbra Streisand.

    I don't pay much attention to Juan Williams; he's way too liberal for my tastes, but I will admit that he has more grace in presenting his views than the typical crapweasel marxist in the dinosaur media.

    I'm glad he said what he said. It's way past time someone said it and there are millions of people who feel exactly as he does. Me for one. If I were ever queing up to get on an airplane and I saw a group of people whose appearance screamed Muslim, I'd eat the cost of the flight and take another plane. Luckily for me, I don't have to fly much anymore and there is no place I have to be that fast to put up with flying with Islamic wackos.

  29. #237
    On October 21st, 2010 at 7:24 pm, Leatherneck said:

    I agree with Juan Williams 100%. However I would add, check all Mosques for hate speech, weapons, and C-4.

    CAIR can go to hell.

  30. #238
    On October 21st, 2010 at 7:53 pm, Virginia Patriot said:

    $2 million?!

    That's landing on your feet…….

  31. #239
    On October 21st, 2010 at 8:47 pm, Jason L. said:

    On October 20th, 2010 at 11:52 pm, Flyoverman said:

    Actually, a liberal is a conservative that's never left his or her home state, nor has ever been overseas.

    This whole thing comes as no surprise for me from Nutroot Propaganda Radio. They've had nothing pro-American or supporting of Traditional Values for better'n a decade at the very minimal.

    What's further cool is that Mr. Williams received a cool $2 million from Fox News, a considerable leap in salary from NPR…

  32. #240
    On October 21st, 2010 at 8:58 pm, happyscrapper said:

    So…an Imam standing on a street corner shouting at the top of his lungs…"Death to America"…that's just fine. But Juan Williams can't express an opinion about a mooslum? What the he## has this country come to? Screaming, ranting HATE is o.k., but expressing an opinion that is not PROGRESSIVE ENOUGH gets you fired.

    The disgusting things that are said by the left every day gets passed by as acceptable. I'm sorry, but we cannot live with these people. They are insane. They must be caged.

  33. #241
    On October 21st, 2010 at 9:21 pm, Straight_Talk_Luigisaid:

    My own, local NPR affiliate is deeply embedded within our state university and their locally-produced news and programs are just as biased and political as NPR.

    Then let's defund the universities.

  34. #243
    On October 21st, 2010 at 10:41 pm, granite said:

    On October 21st, 2010 at 1:15 pm, Red State Skeptic said:

    Period. If you think he should not be fired for saying things that are offensive to two million Americans, I guess you would have no problem with a TV host saying these (hypothetical) things, just expressing how they feel.

    "I don't go to Six Flags anymore because all I see is black people, and they make me feel unsafe."

    "It bothers me that Jews control such a large share of the media and have more influence on the debate on Israel than they should."

    Please forgive the adjectives, but they are the only accurate ones I could come up with:
    Such a stupid, foolish statement, it is hard to know where to begin….

    …saying things that are offensive to two million Americans,….

    To any of those individuals (I am not convinced a) that that group is that large; and b) that the majority in that group should be considered "Americans", or even consider themselves to be Americans first) in the group to whom you refer who passively or tacitly support or allow, or are otherwise OK with; and do not support fighting against their fellow-"religionist" Jihadi barbarians, including killing as many of those savages as is necessary to protect civilization; to any of them who feel offended, I say, "Too *#ddamn bad".

    Simplistically put, I am aware.
    But, we are in a war.
    To repeat…we are in a war – an existential war, a war for survival.
    My goal is to protect myself, my family, my countrymen, and other areas of civilization.
    Last on my priority list is whether a group that contains enablers, abetters, and sympathizers,…even frightened, cowed fellow-"co-religionists" who are too frightened to help defend civilization against these animals, feels offended.

    "I don't go to Six Flags anymore because all I see is black people, and they make me feel unsafe."

    How often, and how ferociously/viciously over the past 1400 years (and today) have "black people" barbarously attacked civilization in general, and preyed upon/parasitized/destroyed civilizations in particular?

    "It bothers me that Jews control such a large share of the media and have more influence on the debate on Israel than they should."

    How often, and how ferociously/viciously over the past 1400 years (and today) have "Jews" barbarously attacked civilization in general, and preyed upon/parasitized/destroyed civilizations in particular?

    How often?
    How viciously/ferociously/barbarously?
    What was that?
    Oh, that's right…crickets….

  35. #244
    On October 21st, 2010 at 11:04 pm, Straight_Talk_Luigisaid:

    Just wondering: Why is Urban Outfitters selling NPR t-shirts?

    I don't care. All I know is I am now boycotting them, just like I am boycotting cities that do not support the Arizona law.

  36. #245
    On October 21st, 2010 at 11:40 pm, traffic_robot said:

    Best thing to happen to Juan Williams. What really bothers me about NPR is that, like PBS, it is a publicly subsidized enterprise. Every other on-air personality, when they aren't on sabbatical writing their latest book, has the opportunity to hawk their wares. Ira Glass won't be hurting for cash anytime soon between his TV show and public appearances. They are name-brands at this point, like most childrens' programming on PBS. They can make it on their own.

  37. #246
    On October 22nd, 2010 at 12:17 am, Little Ma said:

    I made a comment a couple of hours ago that must have been deemed inappropriate, as it wasn't posted. My comment referenced a card game in which one is a fool if one reveals one's hand.

    I assure the monitor that I was not engaging in double entendre.

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