So now you can be fired…

October 21st, 2010

…for admitting that after 9/11 seeing Muslims on airplanes makes you a little nervous.

Juan Williams racist?

Bullshit.

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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Billiam  |  October 21st, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Gotta love the tolerance…

  • 2. james Wigderson  |  October 22nd, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Guilt by association. Had he the sense to appear on MSNBC rather than FOX, he could offer any opinion he wants.

  • 3. John Foust  |  October 22nd, 2010 at 7:09 am

    That crazy NPR, thinking it’s a good idea to make reporters keep their opinions out of it, and to let the opinionated pundits talk.

  • 4. David Casper  |  October 22nd, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Shouldn’t Gwen Ifill be fired from PBS as well, John?

  • 5. John Foust  |  October 22nd, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Got me. What’s PBS’s policy about that?

    I’ll wait for your defense of Faux News’ blurring of the lines between reporter and pundit.

    Is it like one of those vaudeville / Fawlty Towers skits where the same guy keeps coming back to the reception desk, but wearing a different hat that reflects his role?

  • 6. Billiam  |  October 22nd, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    NPR folks can hope Limbaugh dies, or that Helms or one of his grand kids get aids, but What Williams said is fireable. Amazing. BTW, Nina Totenburg still works there after the things she’s said. I guess the left won’t accept any uppity-ness.

  • 7. John Foust  |  October 22nd, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    You found racism in the NPR management’s statements?

    That NPR producer did not have a reasonable expectation that her remarks about Rush were going to be public. She wrote on a private journalist list-serve. Also, you don’t know what’s in her contract as a producer. Nina’s remarks are from 1995. Was the same contract in place at that time? For all we know, the policy was changed *because* of Nina’s remarks.

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