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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%
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:02 PM
 
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Against the Dismissal of Juan Williams from National Public Radio: Schwartz Quoted in Online Report: "Muslims Speak Out Against NPR's Political Correctness" :: Center for Islamic Pluralism

While a Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), was instrumental in getting National Public Radio (NPR) to fire Juan Williams, some Muslims are speaking out against succumbing to the censorship of political correctness.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:14 PM
 
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Yes they should since they didn't agree with his values and it's their company, thus their call
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ACtually, not just their call, because they receive gov funding. If NPR employs a double standard in their enforcement, they are in violation. I can tell you as a regular NPR listener (I like variety in my political/cultural/societal education), NPR leans far to the left, and their hosts regularly display bias comments, violating basic journalistic principles.

Oh, Juan spoke about Muslims that consider themselves Muslims first, then Americans. He wasn't speaking about all Muslims, but I know, you ignore that part because your politics don't allow it.

You hear that distant rumbling thunder? Thats real change. The internet is a beautiful thing.
How can you tell if someone considers themself a Muslim first, American second?

Oh and I bet if Bill O'Reilly said that he feared every time he came across a group of blacks huddling together on a city street than Juan Williams would not hesitate to call him out for his stereotyping/generalizing etc.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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NPR is not centrist, they definitely lean to the left. Yes, he had enemies,but he was a well known liberal that is also well respected and liked by conservatives because he had the audacity to debate those with whom he disagreed - and he did it politely. He makes other liberals look bad. He broke your group think, so other libs HATED him for it.

Free market, fine. But, NPR receives taxpayer money. Non-profit, etc. YOu take taxpayer money you follow the rules they were laid out with.

Sorry, you lose on this. again.
No, you are wrong to call NPR a left leaning medium, imo. Compared to the rantings of Fox or MSNBC, you cannot definitely tell that there is a difference. The firing of JW shatters the belief of many NPR listeners that NPR is "above" all of the left wing/right wing squabbling.

Taxpayer $$ is only 2% of funding. Most of the $$ comes from individual contributions. It will be interesting to see how much income that individual affiiiates will lose because of this unforeseen eruption.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Gee I don't remember this conservative outrage when Helen Thomas was forced out of her job or The Dixie Chicks were banned from radio. Nice to see you think free speech is absolute, so long as it's Muslim bashing.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:45 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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You could also show your disdain by not donating for at least one year to the Nationalist Progressive's Radio.
oh believe me, that's happening too.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:54 PM
 
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Against the Dismissal of Juan Williams from National Public Radio: Schwartz Quoted in Online Report: "Muslims Speak Out Against NPR's Political Correctness" :: Center for Islamic Pluralism

While a Muslim advocacy group, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), was instrumental in getting National Public Radio (NPR) to fire Juan Williams, some Muslims are speaking out against succumbing to the censorship of political correctness.

Interesting article. I hope we see more like this.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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How can you tell if someone considers themself a Muslim first, American second?...
When someone is standing amongst other Americans and everyone else is saluting or has their hand over their heart while that person has his/her hands clasped together behind their back or in front of themselves...
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Is NPR a "not for profit?" If so, that needs to change.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:59 PM
 
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When someone is standing amongst other Americans and everyone else is saluting or has their hand over their heart while that person has his/her hands clasped together behind their back or in front of themselves...
Ok and did Juan Williams see this occur at the airport?
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:01 AM
 
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Gee I don't remember this conservative outrage when Helen Thomas was forced out of her job or The Dixie Chicks were banned from radio. Nice to see you think free speech is absolute, so long as it's Muslim bashing.

There are for more people than just conservatives that are outraged about this. I guess you didn't see Mr. Williams standing up for the Muslims. Are you aware of the fact that he is a liberal?

Maybe your question should be why are so many conservatives coming out in defense of a liberal.
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