NPR Fires Black Juan Williams over Anti-Muslim Remark
NPR Ends Williams’ Contract After Muslim Remarks
The Muslims and 1984 style silencing has won. A black American with an established reputation was fired by NPR ,National Public Radio.over a slightly critical and honest remark about Muslims . National Public Radio. I expect whites to be vilified these days, but not Blacks.NPR is NOT about free speech, just another Propaganda Machine for Congress and the pro-amnesty crowd. I quit listening years ago, but once all my news came from NPR, where downtrodden peasants are just crossing the borders for a better life.
The Muslims did bomb New York and the Muslims don’t want free speech. VNPR oss/©2007 NPR
October 21, 2010
NPR News has terminated the contract of longtime news analyst Juan Williams after remarks he made on the Fox News Channel about Muslims.
Williams appeared Monday on The O’Reilly Factor, and host Bill O’Reilly asked him to comment on the idea that the U.S. is facing a dilemma with Muslims.
O’Reilly has been looking for support for his own remarks on a recent episode of ABC’s The View in which he directly blamed Muslims for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set in the middle of his appearance.
Williams responded: “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 also warned O’Reilly against blaming all Muslims for “extremists,” saying Christians shouldn’t be blamed for Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
But strong criticism followed Williams’ comments.
Late Wednesday night, NPR issued a statement praising Williams as a valuable contributor but saying it had given him notice that it is severing his contract. “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.
Williams’ presence on the largely conservative and often contentious prime-time talk shows of Fox News has long been a sore point with NPR News executives.
His status was earlier shifted from staff correspondent to analyst after he took clear-cut positions about public policy on television and in newspaper opinion pieces.
Reached late Wednesday night, Williams said he wasn’t ready to comment and was conferring with his wife about the episode