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View Poll Results: Did NPR make a mistake by firing Juan Williams
yes 146 86.90%
no 17 10.12%
other 2 1.19%
not sure 3 1.79%
Voters: 168. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-21-2010, 09:27 AM
 
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Moderates aren't addicted to Faux News. Otherwise, they are not real moderates.

And the main reason Faux is dominant in cable ratings is because they're the only channel that caters to wingnuts exclusively.
This post is a perfect encapsulation of the logic that is causing the Liberal Democrats to get their collective asses handed to them right now. Like I said keep it up. The more the better for 2012. One of the best things Obama could do for his Presidency and reelection for 2012 is hire Juan Williams as Press Secretary. Then hire as many moderates and libertarians as he can get his hands on.

That's OK though it won't happen. Like rats caught in a glue trap the more you struggle the more stuck you become.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:27 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Default the 'lap dog' claims another victim

Eric, 'the lap dog' Holder baited Juan Williams with his 'nation of cowards' speech on race and prejudice. It worked!

It's OK, tell me what's on your mind, don't be afraid, I won't hurt you......
Gotcha!

The news just ran JW's comments, the words perceived to be offensive by NPR... The subteranean threshold level the left has set for condemnation is beyond belief!

People with such a low level of tolerance, are living hundreds of light years away and on a different planet, from the public they pretend to serve.

It would be more palatable if NPR fired Juan for wearing an out of style tie.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Land of debt and Corruption
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The hypersensitive PC crowd is coming out en force. Since when can a person not admit that they feel nervous when they see muslims on their flight? I think it's a natural response after having been attacked by muslims who flew planes into the twin towers and the pentagon on 9/11.

Heck, I worried about my son when he flew to Paris and London over the summer. I worried that his plane could be hijacked or used as a WMD. YES, the likelihood is extremely small and he has a higher chance of getting hit by lightening, but the worry was still there. Does that make me bigoted too? And if so, IDGAF. Obviously, I was not SO worried that I didn't let him fly, but to fire someone for stating they feel the same feelings that MANY OF US feel is just plain stupid.

Juan was probably the best guy on NPR, but I guess they just want to be a mouthpiece for their own hyper-liberal agenda and include no other voices/opinions. I hope the republicans defund that BS.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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True but most people don't know that the 9/11 terrorists were dressed like Westerners. Most peopel do know they wer emuslims.

SO it is still a perfectly understandable reaction.
One would expect Juan Williams to be of a little higher intellect than "most people." I just read someplace that being ignorant is the new American cool.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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I've told the Faux News viewers for years here, that despite the way he's packaged at the GOP propaganda channel, Juan Williams is not a REAL liberal. He never has been.

It's good to see my opinion, and that of others who feel the same, has been confirmed..

I guess you think you have to be a REAL liberal to work for NPR???

Well, maybe you're right. I hope he sues.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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One would expect Juan Williams to be of a little higher intellect than "most people." I just read someplace that being ignorant is the new American cool.
As of January 20th 2009 it is cool. Or should that be FOOL?
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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Did we? Or, was this just a fabricated excuse?

The timing smells fishy given that George Soros has launched an all out attack on Fox News and since Juan is a Fox contributor. Is the firing of Juan Williams related to the $5 million dollars George Soros just gave to NPR?

Did George Soros in effect have Juan Williams fired? Is George Soros using his money to buy the media via tha back door in a battle to control the conversation in this country?

I didn't realize this. There's your answer. Thanks for pointing it out. Silencing the opposition.
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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Default NPR's statement on the firing of Juan Williams

NPR Ends Juan Williams' Contract After Muslim Remarks : NPR
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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Check out all the Pubs standing up for their Faux News token "Democrat"

Juan isn't a snarky elitist. It doesn't bother you that a minority was fired for expressing his opinion while off duty? Or is NPR supposed to "own" him mind and spirit?
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Old 10-21-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Juan isn't a snarky elitist. It doesn't bother you that a minority was fired for expressing his opinion while off duty? Or is NPR supposed to "own" him mind and spirit?
And the same leftists who were upset about Helen Thomas being fired by a private organzation, and not one that gets taxpayer funds, are happy about this. They'll cal lhim a bigot for saying he gets nervous, but it's fine for a woman to call for the ethnic cleansing of jews from israel to be sent to countries they're not from.
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