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  • Free Juan Williams

    10/22/2010 3:02:23 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 22, 2010 | Investors Business Daily Staff
    Media: Public broadcasting strikes a blow for censorship by firing a nationally known commentator for suggesting a connection between Islamofascism and terrorism. Sorry, there is one, and it makes us nervous too. Perhaps we should now call NPR, public broadcasting's answer to Air America, National Politically Correct Radio, as the Weekly Standard's William Kristol has suggested. The firing of resident pundit Juan Williams demonstrates that free and open debate is not NPR's thing, despite its publicly funded mission statement that all voices should be heard. Appearing on Fox's "O'Reilly Factor" Monday night, Williams did not disagree with host Bill O'Reilly's...
  • Fox News host tells co-host: 'You sound like you're high right now'

    12/11/2018 3:17:42 PM PST · by jazusamo · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 11, 2018 | John Bowdon
    Video at link. Fox News host Jesse Watters took aim at his co-host Juan Williams during Tuesday's episode of "The Five," mocking Williams on-air and joking that his fellow co-host sounded as if he was on drugs. During a contentious debate between the two personalities over President Trump's planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, Williams, who is an opinion columnist for The Hill, asserted that such a barrier would do little to stop drug trafficking, a top concern of the Trump administration, asserting that most trafficking occurs at legal ports of entry. "The bigger one is, the drugs that you...
  • Vivian Schiller Is a Lock as Twitter’s Head of News (Fired, smeared Juan Williams)

    10/10/2013 2:54:27 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    All Things D ^ | 10/10/13 | Mike Isaac and Kara Swisher
    Vivian Schiller, NBC News’ SVP and chief digital officer, is being tapped for Twitter’s head of news position, according to sources familiar with the matter. AllThingsD reported last week that she was the leading pick for the high-profile job. The deal is now “all but done,” according to sources, although Schiller will apparently take a significant period of time off between the end of her current position at NBC and the start of the new job at Twitter. -snip- Schiller’s NPR stint ended in controversy; she resigned from NPR in March following some very dicey snafus.
  • NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Who Fired Juan Williams Key Architect of FCC Govt Takeover of the News

    10/25/2010 6:58:45 PM PDT · by kylegriffie · 32 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/25/2010 | Tara Servatius
    Last week, National Public Radio CEO Vivian Schiller took a break from her crusade for a government takeover of the media to swat a fly. With now-former NPR analyst Juan Williams suitably splattered across the evening news after politically incorrect comments he made on Fox News, Schiller can return to her real passion – the creation of a national network to ensure that in the future, you get your news from the government in general and NPR in particular.
  • What on earth did Juan Williams say to get him fired from NPR?

    10/21/2010 11:05:50 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2010 | Rick Moran
    Fox News analyst Juan Williams is one of the resident liberals at that network but has occasionally demonstrated a stubborn independent streak when it comes to War on Terror issues. But the statement he made on O'Reilly's show that got him canned from NPR is so innocuous and beyond that, so true of most Americans, that you have to figure that either the liberal Public Radio network was looking for an excuse to get rid of Williams, or they are so drenched in political correctness that every other factor takes a back seat to their slavish devotion to that...
  • Is Juan Williams a Bigot? (Q & A column)

    Question: Curious: Had Juan said something to the effect that he's aware that some people cross the street when they see a group of Black people walking along, I don't think he would have been fired. In this case, he's speaking of a stereotype that sadly resonates in 2010. On the other hand, was Williams simply being honest? Does it make him a bigot instantly for his feelings on being on a plane with Muslims? Answer: ... I think Vivian Schiller has a real problem: In the eyes of the public, the press has moved on from this concept of...
  • Video: Juan Williams- NPR Fired Me Over The Phone Without Even Talking To Me

    10/21/2010 12:32:19 PM PDT · by · 34 replies
    The day after NPR fired Juan Williams for some controversial comments he made on The O’Reilly Factor regarding Muslims Juan spoke with Fox about how it all went down. He clearly wasn’t happy about what happened. Watch:
  • NPR fires analyst Juan Williams after he says Muslims on planes make him nervous

    10/21/2010 4:42:58 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 42 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 21, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    NPR fires analyst Juan Williams after he says Muslims on planes make him nervous. NPR, those bastions of liberal tolerance, fired Williams late on Wednesday night after he made intellectually honest comments while appearing on the O’Reilly Factor this past Monday. Appearing on the Factor in the wake of the O’Reilly/"The View" brouhaha over Bill O’Reilly’s own politically incorrect (but 110% TRUE) comments about Muslims, Williams said that he gets nervous if he’s on a plane and sees Muslims who identify themselves first as Muslims before anything else. And because of this intellectually honest admission of how he feels and...
  • NPR fires Juan Williams for Muslim remarks on Fox

    10/21/2010 8:56:19 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | 10-21-10 | Michael Calderone
    NPR terminated the contract of Juan Williams on Wednesday after comments the veteran journalist and news analyst made about Muslims on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor." Fox News host Bill O'Reilly stirred up controversy last week on "The View" after making the blanket statement that "Muslims killed us on 9/11," a comment that led to co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walking off the set.
  • NPR's Firing of Juan Williams Was Poorly Handled

    10/23/2010 1:39:02 AM PDT · by South40 · 66 replies ^ | 10/21/2010 | ALICIA SHEPARD
    Juan Williams once again got himself into trouble with NPR for comments he made at his other job, at Fox News. And NPR's reaction has unleashed an unprecedented firestorm of criticism directed not at Williams – but at NPR. (snip) Thursday was a day like none I’ve experienced since coming to NPR in October 2007. Office phone lines rang non-stop like an alarm bell with no off button. We’ve received more than 8,000 emails, a record with nothing a close second. (snip)At noon, the deluge of email crashed NPR’s “Contact Us” form on the web site.
  • NPR Should Have Dumped Juan Williams -- but Not Today

    10/21/2010 4:57:04 PM PDT · by sinanju · 15 replies
    The Root ^ | October 21, 2010 | David Swerdlick
    Is Juan Williams a bigot? Probably not. Should National Public Radio have fired him for his anti-Muslim comments on Fox News? Not this time. No doubt Williams' bosses at NPR hated it when he was introduced several times each week on Fox News as "NPR's Juan Williams." (In fact, last year they asked him to stop identifying himself as a NPR correspondent when he appeared on Fox.) But if working for NPR and Fox News simultaneously is impossible, then NPR should have cut ties with him a long time ago. Letting him go now makes NPR look biased -- the...
  • Black Voters Are Coming for Trump (Juan Williams)

    06/03/2020 10:12:13 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 77 replies
    NYT Opinion ^ | June 3, 2020 | Juan Williams
    In Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, a young protester told a reporter that she just didn’t think voting is “how change happens.” “They’ve been telling us to do that for so long,” she added, “and we’ve done it — and look at everything that’s still going on.” Fury over the cruel death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody, combined with fear of a deadly virus and its painful economic impact, make this a dark, dizzying moment in our national life. But African-Americans shouldn’t feel hopeless, because the black vote does matter — it has never mattered more. It...
  • Juan Williams Fired – How About NPR "News Analysts" – Ted Koppel And Cokie Roberts

    10/22/2010 3:30:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies ^ | October 22,2010 | Steve McGough
    News analysts at NPR – we are told – are held at a different ethical standard because they are news analysts and not commentators. I’m not sure what the difference between a news analyst, reporter or a correspondent is, but I think I know a commentator when I see one. Juan Williams definitely expressed his opinion on Fox News. I’m not so sure if he expressed his opinion on NPR, since it seems, all of his stuff has been wiped off the site.
  • First interview with NPR’s Vivian Schiller on Juan Williams firing

    10/21/2010 9:58:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 21, 2010 | Rodney Ho
    Call me lucky. I had a pre-scheduled interview this morning with NPR CEO Vivian Schiller this morning before her speech at the Atlanta Press Club Newsmakers luncheon at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. So lo and behold, the entire Juan Williams firing blew up the past 24 hours. I happen to be the first person to talk to her about it. Here is an abbreviated Q&A: Q: Okay. What happened? A: Let’s state a couple of facts. Juan is not an employee of NPR. He’s an independent contractor. He’s not NPR staff. He’s an NPR analyst. We have a...
  • Amid anger, regret over Williams's firing, NPR staffers fear financial backlash

    10/23/2010 12:55:57 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Saturday, October 23, 2010 | By Paul Farhi
    NPR faced fierce public and political reaction - most of it strongly negative - in the wake of its firing of commentator Juan Williams for comments he made on a Fox News program earlier in the week. Even NPR's own staff expressed exasperation at the decision during a meeting Friday with NPR's president, Vivian Schiller. Several of those who attended said Schiller told employees that she regretted how she handled the episode.
  • Fire Juan Williams Right Now!—Our Sneering Liberal Culture in a Nutshell

    10/22/2010 8:36:24 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Oct 22, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Juan Williams Firing—Or a Primer on Elite Liberal Thinking There were lots of slants on NPR’s firing of news analyst Juan Williams that reflect how surreal cultural liberalism has become. Let us walk through ten of them. 1) NPR is in some part either publicly funded or relies on a public brand to earn cash. Its charter is to promote the free exchange of ideas. That did not happen. Mr. Williams simply reflected the common experience of many Americans after 9/11 to tense up when someone in Islamic dress or otherwise identifiable as a Muslim boards an airplane—and then...
  • Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, ‘vindicated’ by Black Lives Matter movement

    07/05/2020 3:33:33 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/5/20 | Jon Levine
    Rachel Dolezal, who posed as black, ‘vindicated’ by Black Lives Matter movement She still sees herself as black — and yearns to play a role in the push for racial equality. But Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who claimed to be African-American in 2015, sparking a national scandal, shrugs off the years of shaming that followed, insisting she can help inspire fairer treatment of minorities. “Racially I identify as human, but culturally I identify as black,” Dolezal said in a phone interview from her home in Spokane, Washington, where she makes a living braiding hair and selling her artwork. “I...
  • NAACP and Anti-Defamation League Don't Believe We're All Created Equal

    07/05/2020 4:36:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 5, 2020 | Ryan Bomberger
    Life is filled with irony. Last year “feminists” were celebrating women’s equality declaring #TheFutureIsFemale; now men can be “women” merely by saying so. Smart phones provide more access to historical knowledge than ever before as social justice warriors celebrate their ignorance of basic history by using smart phones to record their desecration of statues they know nothing about. The civil rights movement was birthed out of the tireless self-sacrifice to fight for personhood of those deemed less than human; now that hijacked movement celebrates the commercialized sacrifice of our unborn children who they view as non-persons.  This July 4th will...
  • Black Leaders To Minneapolis City Council: Dismantling Police Is “Egregious, Grotesque, Absurd, Crazy, Ridiculous”

    07/03/2020 6:15:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 2,2020 | ED MORRISSEY
    If you think that dismantling an urban police department and replacing it with social workers is nuts, you’re in good company. The very people that the Minneapolis city council claimed to be serving in its attempt to eliminate its own police department have begun blasting the idea as “absurd” and “ridiculous.” African-American leaders within the city are accusing the council of rushing to a conclusion without engaging them — and offering a proposal that will leave them unprotected from violence in the future: Egregious, grotesque, absurd, crazy, ridiculous. These are a handful of the words that some local African American...
  • Congratulations, Dummies: You Canceled the First Black Oscar Winner

    07/02/2020 6:22:46 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    Now that we’re in the book-burning stage of the revolution, Black Lives Matter has managed to cancel one of the most historically significant films in American history. And in doing so, they have all but erased the film career of the first black Oscar winner. Nice going, idiots! What’s your next trick going to be? Burning down all the grocery stores in black neighborhoods? Oh, wait… During the ongoing streaming wars that have been happening under the radar, entertainment companies are gobbling up the rights to classic films. Each company hopes that its exclusive content will be enough reason for...