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.”
So do millions of other Americans, Juan. You are not alone. LINK
Apparently Juan Williams isn’t liberal enough for NPR. That bastion of liberalism can’t TOLERATE his opinion. It’s been an eye-opening look at the unhinged left this week. First Whoopi and “Joy” storm off the set of the “View” after being offended by the Big Bad Wolf Bill O’Reilly. Now NPR has fired Juan Williams (their only black commentor) after over ten years of service without so much as a conference or warning. Just a phone call. How classy.
Although I don’t always agree with him, I like Juan Williams. He always presents a counterpoint in a reasonable and well thought out way that provokes me to think about my position on a given subject. And while the left railes against FOX news, you can’t find a comparable conservative voice on any of the state-run media outlets giving balance to their drivel. Fox has a stable of left leaning personalities who are constantly brought in to give a counter arguement. This is what happens to you if you dare buck the liberal establishment. Pretty Orwellian if you ask me. Talk about stifling speech. NPR caved in to MUSLIM special interests. It is part and parcel of what goes on in Muslim countries. Those who buck the state or religious authorities are destroyed.
Lucky for Juan he still has his head.