JUan Williams fired from NPR!

Discussion in 'Off-topic Political' started by TimBob, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. TimBob

    TimBob Old, Slow, Boring Dude

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  2. smn

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    I used to like listening to Juan Williams until he really leaned to the left before O's emmaculation. Now he's an O apologist full of hot air.
     

  3. kestak

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    Greetings,

    Don't like the guy. He is a stinking liberal. However, when he replaced O'Reilley, he did a very fine overall job and he raised a little bit in my opinion.

    I wonder now if he will learn that liberalism = STFU! + Bend over and drop your pants...

    Thank you
     
  4. mountainpass

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    Fired over the phone.
     
  5. Teeter

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    Like the French Revolution . . . they're now sending their own to the guillotine. This is probably a wonderful reminder to the electorate how tolerant our 'betters' are . . .
     
  6. Puffyfish

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    Oh so true Teeter, oh so true. [​IMG]
     
  7. HydroAuto

    HydroAuto GPDO Commonlaw Spouse

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    So, Williams works for Fox as a left of center voice, his material hasn't been censored by Fox, and Fox has never raised an objection to anything Williams has said or written in other media. Fox is a private, for profit outfit.

    NPR employs Williams as a voice of the center left, though this is harder to discern because of the lack of diversity at NPR. NPR fires him, not for behavior on NPR, but because they do not agree with the content of a comment he made elsewhere. NPR is funded in part by the government.
     
  8. Nullifier

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    How ironic that Fox News did not censor him or fire him for speaking his mind, but NPR sure did.

    And they claim conservatives are the intolerant ones.....this just shows their hypocrisy and double standards.
     
  9. seereus

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    NPR fired him because the Council for American-Islamic Relations basically threatened them.

    "Nihad Awad, the organization's national executive director, called the comments "irresponsible and inflammatory" and said they "should not pass without action by NPR."

    Wonder if he still has his nose in the air protecting the delicate sensitivities of muslims.

    Vid>>>>>>>> http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20 ... rks-on-fox
     
  10. NTA

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    How much of our tax money funds NPR ?

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    the bulk of the money takes a circuitous route to keep it from showing up as a line item on NPR's books.

    The Feds fund directly the Corp for Pub Broadcasting at $90 mil and that is given to individual stations to use to subscribe to NPR programs
     
  11. smn

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    Too much.
     
  12. budone1967

    budone1967 Die Hard GCO Recruiter

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    I bet Williams would still be employed if he had made the same remarks about Christians. For those who say muslims are tolerant :roll: Yeah Right!!!!
     
  13. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Well put, Teeter. Even someone as moderate left-leaning is Williams is now, he was fired. Incredible.
     
  14. AEKDB

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    George Soros buying media control is what scares me. If he can drop $1mm to $2mm and get commentators kicked off the air and influence reporting. When you have billions of known assets yourself plus those of your friends, $1mm a pop is a drop in the bucket.

     
  15. gogriz91

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    NPR should have been defunded 20+ years ago.
     
  16. Nullifier

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    The backlash from this horrible decision is MASSIVE. Liberals, conservatives, and moderates alike, are all piling on NPR about how stupid and foolish this was. The liberals at NPR are wondering who among them will be the next to get the boot.
     
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    Poor Juan Williams... He only gets $2 Million from Fox News :shakehead:

    Cry me a river...

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130746229
     
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    :-? And these people think Juan Williams needs to be fired. This sort of thing is exactly why I don't listen much to NPR.