So, NPR canned Juan Williams (yeah, like I wasn’t gunna do this story). If you aren’t familiar with NPR, simply imagine yourself, on a bus, sitting next to Judd Hirsch.
Anyway, it’s all due to comments Juan made on the “The O’Reilly Factor,” last Monday. There Bill asked him to respond to “The cold truth [that] jihad, aided …by some Muslim nations, is the biggest threat on the planet.”
Williams replied, “I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot….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.”
He also brought up the Times Square scumbag – who had no problem saying that the war with America is just beginning.
But as Slate points out, the passage quoted by NPR was a spoon-fed clip that dumps out before Williams says his worry reflects the problem of generalizing about groups of people.
I doubt Media Matters will cover that.
But anyway, you could say NPR fired him for being honest. For saying what everyone with a brain is thinking (which eliminates Media Matters).
But I think they fired him for being interesting. That’s a huge rule-breaker on NPR – a substance that makes Ambien feel like Adderall.
But as for the firing, it’s really just another feather in the hypocritical cap called tolerance. Who wears that cap? Well, those on the left who believe everyone is entitled to their views – unless of course, they aren’t their views.
And, of course, this is the same media who avoids anything that might upset Muslims – a group they tell us we shouldn’t fear. Yet, they’re silent about Mohammad cartoons and fatwas on female cartoonists. That’s the real stinker: while Juan explained his nervousness about Islam, he only mentioned what those cowards in the media feels, but denies.
So they canned him.
Which should be a feather in his cap.
And if you disagree with me, you’re a racist, homophobic featherphobe.