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Old 03-17-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Why was firing one a violation of free speech but firing the other is justified?
Well, it goes a bit deeper than that. What Juan said MANY people in the US feel - muslims in traditional garb on airplanes makes them nervous.

Now, this PALES in comparison to what other NPR journalists have said (see Totenberg).

NPR DID NOT like Juan appearing on that RW propaganda outfit (NPRs perspective), Fox News. They had talked to him before about it.

Considering NPR is filled with liberals of the worst kind, it is no wonder they looked down on their correspondents appearing on Fox.

Also, the way in which they fired him was unseemly.

Vivian Schiller has created a liberal, biased double standard utopia @ NPR - and we saw and heard just what these elitist liberals really think. Now, how much of that bias and hatred makes it way into the newsroom, the editorial room and to the people who decide which story to cover...or not.
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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Do you think posting in bold makes you come off more convincing? Just asking.
I always post in bold and you're not just asking
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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There was no bias or hatred in Ron Schiller's remarks. Teabaggers are racist, that is the truth
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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Why was firing one a violation of free speech but firing the other is justified?
Ron Schiller wasn't fired - he had resigned from NPR even before
the video became public to join Aspen Institute, of which
Ron also didn't take that position, stating because of present
controversy, he advised Aspen Institute it would not be
a good idea at this time.

Vivian Schiller CEO also resigned - not fired.

Juan was fired because he spoke candidly about his feelings
about Muslims on planes e.g. fear/terrorists. Too Much for
NPR stating biased opinion does not equate fair journalism
on air.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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There was no bias or hatred in Ron Schiller's remarks. Teabaggers are racist, that is the truth


Shiller is a bigot, a hater, and a racist that RESIGNED before he could be fired and that's the truth. The left wingnuts are dropping like flies!


Oh lookie, I am bold just like you.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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There was no bias or hatred in Ron Schiller's remarks. Teabaggers are racist, that is the truth
Uh-huh. You have not a shred of evidence either.

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Vivian Schiller CEO also resigned - not fired.
She was indeed fired by the board.

http://static01.mediaite.com/med/wp-...9.24.48-AM.png
http://twitter.com/davidfolkenflik/s...88424815304704

NPR guy.

The male Schiller did resign earlier, but was slated to stay on until May. After the tape came out, he was terminated immediately AND his new gig also went caput.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:31 PM
 
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Remember, all Juan Williams did was admit to feeling what he considered a moment of bigotry, and condemned himself for feeling that way.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:32 PM
 
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There was no bias or hatred in Ron Schiller's remarks. Teabaggers are racist, that is the truth

Provide evidence or retract.

Psst.....voices in your head are not evidence.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:32 AM
 
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Provide evidence or retract.

Psst.....voices in your head are not evidence.
Why? Do we have the same rules here that cons want NPR to have? You can insult Muslims all you want but you can't insult teabaggers?


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Old 03-18-2011, 06:37 AM
 
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Actually what NPR did or didn't do doesn't change the fact that cons have already, again, shown that they have a double standard. According to that link I provided earlier he was fired for "unprofessional conduct" and not for his teabagger remarks but a whole lot of cons have already come out thinking that his remarks were why he was fired and they approve of that
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