NPR Fires Juan Williams For Telling the Truth

Posted by Erick Erickson

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National Public Radio has fired Juan Williams, its long time correspondent, over remarks Williams made on the O’Reilly Factor.

Specifically, in a conversation about Islamic terrorism, Williams said on the O’Reilly Factor that he sometimes had fear on airplanes seeing muslim passengers in Islamic garb.

NPR said Juan Williams’ comments “undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR” and “his remarks on the O’Reilly Factor … were inconsistent with our editorial standards.”

For reference, NPR recently ran a segment on how to speak “tea bagger”.

All Juan Williams did is say both exactly how he feels and how many, many other Americans feel on this subject.

The man’s body of work makes clear he is no bigot. But we sure can’t offend muslims can we?

This is disgusting. But then the official state run media cannot have anyone expressing anything that might reflect what actual Americans think regarding Islamofascists because there is officially no such thing according to the Obama Administration.

I would encourage you to go here and tell the NPR Ombudsman what you think considering NPR is perfectly willing to teach you how to speak tea bagger, but cannot let one of its contributors express his feelings on Islam and terrorism.

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