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Juan Williams on NPR: Elitist and white
Politico ^

Posted on 07/21/2011 6:02:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Juan Williams on NPR: Elitist and white

By: Keach Hagey July 21, 2011 07:39 AM EDT

No single person has had a greater impact on National Public Radio in the past year than Juan Williams.

The political wildfire started by his firing took down the media organization’s CEO, top news executive and top fundraiser, and sparked multiple votes on the floor of Congress to strip the public broadcaster of federal funding.

As if this were not vindication enough, in “Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate,” a new book out next week, Williams details a decade of what he said was NPR’s effort to “censor, control and belittle” him because of his longstanding relationship with Fox News, and, to some degree, he said, his race.

“It is a very elitist and in this case white institution that I think is struggling with the changing demographics of American society,” he said. “And it struggles with the idea that there are capable thinkers and journalist and people who don’t fit into some box.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: book; juanwilliams; npr

1 posted on 07/21/2011 6:02:48 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
juan williams is a devout, obama racist. Expect to piss off NPR, I don't have a clue why FOX hired him.

As soon as his face appears on FOX, the channel gets changed.
2 posted on 07/21/2011 6:05:32 AM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: Sub-Driver
“It is a very elitist and in this case white institution that I think is struggling with the changing demographics of American society,” he said.

Elitest? Sure.
White? Sure.

Struggling with the changing demographics? That misses the mark. NPR is composed of guilty white Liberals who want to feel good about themselves and so they reflexively attack everything they were brought up to perceive as mainstream and established:
Christianity, Western Civilization, and people who look like they do.

That's not precisely "struggling with the changing demographics". It's much more accurate to say that NPR is struggling with self-hatred. Witness the number of Jewish reporters who hate Israel and lavish praise on the Palestinians.

3 posted on 07/21/2011 6:08:01 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: FrankR
Juan went to work for this Government funded racist Network and got fired.

I really think he got what he deserved for not representing NPR in in their ideals.

He needs to grow and thank Roger Ailes, I never saw 1 Liberal who he loves defend him 1 time over his firing.

4 posted on 07/21/2011 6:09:07 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Sub-Driver
"Anna Christopher took issue with Williams characterizations of his tenure at NPR. "Diversity of opinions, ideas, sources, voices, and staff is very important to NPR, as evidenced by the work we do and the people who do it," she said.

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha That's one of the funniest things I've heard all month. NPR has ZERO diversity of opinions.

5 posted on 07/21/2011 6:13:02 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: FrankR

Ditto. One of many faces on Fox that initiate a channel change.


6 posted on 07/21/2011 6:14:11 AM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: THE Genuine Article - Accept No Cheap Imitation)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sure is difficult to understand the liberal mindset. Race is the card to play ONLY if it benefits “me”. Money is to be re-distributed ONLY if it’s someone elses. Ok. I think I’ve got it.


7 posted on 07/21/2011 6:15:47 AM PDT by albie
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To: Sub-Driver
Williams details a decade of what he said was NPR’s effort to “censor, control and belittle” him because of his longstanding relationship with Fox News, and, to some degree, he said, his race.

And yet Williams stayed on the plantation until he was sold down the river.

8 posted on 07/21/2011 6:17:25 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Pelosi: Obamacare indulgences for sale.)
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To: Sub-Driver

How does that old joke punchline go, “look b!tch, you knew I was a snake”


9 posted on 07/21/2011 6:17:25 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: Sub-Driver

It seems to me that Juan Williams was much more reasonable in his appearances on FNC when he still worked for NPR. Now that he has a fat contract from FOX he has become much more radical in his knee jerk defenses of Obama and Liberal policies.


10 posted on 07/21/2011 6:18:48 AM PDT by csmusaret (If abortion is a choice, let the fetus decide.)
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To: norwaypinesavage

> NPR has ZERO diversity of opinions.

Well, not exactly.

They do air conservative views by one or two conservative spokespeople from time to time so that they can trash them with responses from flaming collectivist-statists, usually outnumbering conservative opinions by at least 10:1.


11 posted on 07/21/2011 6:19:31 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

To the racialist Williams, and for that matter most “persons of color”, EVERYTHING has to do with race, with the important corollary that the white man somehow, despite decades of plethora of openly anti-white legislation, is STILL able to keep the black man down.


12 posted on 07/21/2011 6:21:06 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Sub-Driver

MRB on Juan Williams: Late to the Party


13 posted on 07/21/2011 6:21:38 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Westbrook

Yes...NPR will allow a conservative idea on the air for one purpose...to trash it.


14 posted on 07/21/2011 6:29:24 AM PDT by kjo
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To: Sub-Driver

Juan Williams: Possibly the stupidest man in media.


15 posted on 07/21/2011 6:31:47 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Member Emeritus of Vitriolics Anonymous.)
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To: Westbrook
...further stoking accusations of NPR’s liberal bias.

Liberal bias? NPR? I'm shocked!

16 posted on 07/21/2011 6:32:31 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m lovin’ it.


17 posted on 07/21/2011 6:33:36 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: FrankR

Juan is unprincipled proven by his support of Obama. There’s nothing in Obama that’s superior to any of the bologna being spewed on NPR. So Juan’s attack on NPR is only personal and opportunistic. He stayed and licked NPR boots for years and only now tells the story. Suck it Juan.


18 posted on 07/21/2011 6:34:06 AM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Diversity of opinions, ideas, sources, voices, and staff is very important to NPR, as evidenced by the work we do and the people who do it,” she said.

They cover the entire range of legitimate opinions from Leninist to Stalinist. Occasionally a Trotskyist gets on, put they put an ice axe through his head to keep him in line.

19 posted on 07/21/2011 6:34:54 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Dems demanding shared sacrifice are like Aztec priests doing it while cutting out my heart.)
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To: csmusaret

My guess, he was told to push hard left to give the network some basis for its claim of bipartisanship. Frankly in any discussion, especially on the 6PM news panel, he is made to look foolish but he gets his views out there on the record.

I love it when Krautheimer shuts him off mid argument.


20 posted on 07/21/2011 6:35:30 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: ClearCase_guy
It's much more accurate to say that NPR is struggling with self-hatred.

Beg to differ. Sort of.

These guys don't hate themselves, though they do hate people who look like them.

They love and admire themselves for their superior virtue, which is demonstrated by their separating themselves from and demonizing white people as a group.

IOW, they set themselves (and all white people who think like them) apart from "real white people" by the very criticism they make of them. This allows them to believe themselves superior to people of both pallor and colour.

If they were REALLY self-hating I've be able to tolerate their idiocy and evil a little more easily.

21 posted on 07/21/2011 6:35:48 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sub-Driver

Nice race, Juan!


22 posted on 07/21/2011 6:39:24 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver
"Williams, an affable, babyfaced 57"

Is this serious? Babyfaced? Freeper ladies, is this true??? I don't see it. Anyways, I agree with a lot of this article except that Juan's insinuation that NPR treated him like this because he's black. No Juan, you strayed off the liberal plantation. If you were white and did this, you would have been fired by NPR. The difference between you and Mara is that she may give her opinions, but she doesn't go into touchy subjects and she doesn't stray from the liberal plantation.
23 posted on 07/21/2011 6:51:41 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: csmusaret
I have to agree with you. Lately, he is positively snarly.

My fav thing on tv is the Panel segment of the Bret Bayer program. Now, Juan has been installed as the regular “liberal” POV. I always kind of liked him before this...but lately? WOW! He says stupid things, can't back them up, then OF COURSE gets his point knocked in the mud by Krauthammer...at which time he actually starts snarling at CK.

I've felt for a few weeks that it is just a matter of time until old Juan blows. He is in over his head and it's p*ssing him off—because where is he to run now? He's burned that bridge.

I don't care for him anymore, he adds nothing to the debate. I am looking forward to that day in the not to distant future when he blows. Should be entertaining to watch CK’s sardonic reaction.

24 posted on 07/21/2011 7:08:09 AM PDT by Pigsley
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To: FrankR

Juan Williams is all of those things but he is honest about it- rare among libtards.

Fox hired him because he would have been out of work at NPR because of his relationship with Fox. So it was honorable for Fox to give him a job.


25 posted on 07/21/2011 7:08:43 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Sub-Driver

Getting fired turned Williams from your basic left-wing hack into a multimillionaire. He won the lottery.


26 posted on 07/21/2011 7:09:53 AM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Sherman Logan

In other words, the people who are the biggest Racists are the ones who go around telling everyone else they are racist.


27 posted on 07/21/2011 7:23:36 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Mr. K

Can’t say that I agree about Fox News being honorable.

Anyone [or organization] that desires to be honorable is
not afraid of the truth no matter where it may lead...

Therefore it is dishonorable to continue to employ the likes of Juan Williams, Blowhard O’Reilly and all who
are afraid of the birth certificate issue.

When you sum it all up giving lies equal [or any time] is not honorable

not truly even ‘fair and balanced’


28 posted on 07/21/2011 7:26:41 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: norwaypinesavage

“Anna Christopher took issue with Williams characterizations of his tenure at NPR. “Diversity of opinions, ideas, sources, voices, and staff is very important to NPR, as evidenced by the work we do and the people who do it,” she said.

All points of view, from the merely far left to the looney, barking-at-the-moon, bang-whistle, batsh*t crazy left are important, evidently.


29 posted on 07/21/2011 7:32:00 AM PDT by Stand W (Crush your enemies! See them driven before you! Hear the lamentations of their women!)
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To: Sub-Driver

no one would have ever heard of juan williams if not for affirmative action.

on fox news, he consistently defends his master obama even as more intelligent contributors smirk at him.


30 posted on 07/21/2011 7:46:31 AM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: ken21

When Juan and Geraldo come on Fox I change the channel. Neither is worth the effort to listen to.

It’s funny Juan is playing the race card.
Not surprising , but funny.

I agree that Juan is probably the dumbest person on Fox,An Obama fellator from the word go. But 95% of them helped elect him so what else is new?


31 posted on 07/21/2011 7:58:54 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: FrankR

Gosh, I like Juan. I think conservatives benefit from listening to the non-rabid liberal’s point of view. I go to liberal web sites to familiarize myself with their thinking (usual irrational, slime laden emoting). Juan is a liberal...but he is a truly decent, honest man. I am glad he was hired by Fox.


32 posted on 07/21/2011 8:02:48 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Mouton

“My guess, he was told to push hard left to give the network some basis for its claim of bipartisanship.”

I agree with you and have thought the same thing. I like juan. If I have to listen to a liberal I prefer one which doesn’t have rabies.


33 posted on 07/21/2011 8:05:40 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: FrankR

I’m getting to that point too...


34 posted on 07/21/2011 8:06:40 AM PDT by sauropod (The truth shall make you free but first it will make you miserable.)
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To: Mr. K

‘Juan Williams is all of those things but he is honest about it- rare among libtards.’

I with you on all counts!


35 posted on 07/21/2011 8:07:06 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: Sub-Driver

Dumber than a box of rocks. Another Affirmative Action hire.


36 posted on 07/21/2011 8:46:54 AM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: clintonh8r
Juan Williams: Possibly the stupidest man in media.

Yep. There are a lot of stupid females in the media. My vote in that category goes to Mike Berzerkinski.
37 posted on 07/21/2011 8:49:34 AM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: clintonh8r
Juan Williams: Possibly the stupidest man in media.

Yep. There are a lot of stupid females in the media. My vote in that category goes to Mika Berzerkinski.
38 posted on 07/21/2011 8:49:48 AM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: Sub-Driver

National Professional Racists?
That’s what that stands for?

Uhh,, Thanks for that, Juan.

now go snipe hunting..


39 posted on 07/21/2011 9:04:37 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: BrandtMichaels

I did not say ALWAYS, just with regard to this instance.

They did right by Williams, and that is a good thing.

Libtards abondoned him, Fox News helped him


40 posted on 07/21/2011 12:45:50 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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