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NPR fires news analyst after remarks about Muslims

There are 181 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 21, 2010, titled NPR fires news analyst after remarks about Muslims. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Longtime news analyst Juan Williams, who has written extensively on race and civil rights, has been fired by National Public Radio after comments he made about Muslims on the Fox News Channel.

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suckmywake

Isanti, MN

#125 Oct 21, 2010
Just know, NPR is funded in part with your tax dollars. Consider that fact when you head to the polls.
wjh

Saint Paul, MN

#126 Oct 21, 2010
No one should be surprised that NPR is controlled by leftist extremist who don't believe in free speech.

NPR can run their station any way they want but they shouldn't take our money to do it. They can use George Soros millions and give us our money back!

I hope if the Republicans take over congress I hope they require NPR to testify on why we should still fund their station. A lot more fair then what they did to Juan Williams when they fired him on the phone.

Publically funded Censorship is wrong!
ALH

Downey, CA

#127 Oct 21, 2010
"But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."

So a person sporting a "Jesus Saves" T shirt is identifying him/herself first and foremost as a Christian. Should that make non-Christians nervous?

This guy is too dumb to have anything over a minimum wage job.

I for one am glad they fired his dumb ass!
Post it note

Dallas, TX

#128 Oct 21, 2010
I remember in the late 90's Katherine Lanther had a feminazi lawyer suing public schools for sexual harassment taking questions on her show.

The call taker said "What!?!?" and hung up on me when I asked if sexual harassment is free speech"
dum dums

Duluth, MN

#129 Oct 21, 2010
the need for political correctness is this countries biggest downfall. what is wrong with calling a spade a spade??
Seeker

Tempe, AZ

#130 Oct 21, 2010
Williams Jerk wrote:
Juan Williams, told us that invading Iraq was a good thing, still fluffing for the war.
Backed the Afghan war, still telling us it is good and fluffy.
Gave us the whole lie over and over and over and over in his phony "analysis".
Hubris cloaked in the flag and religion. He is a baby Goebbels repeatedly spouting the big lies.
And the kicker is that he doesn't even think of the lies, he just repeats them.
When George Soros gives an order to purge, even the blacks will throw their own kind under the bus. You got's to gib 'em some slack.
to the rescue

Cary, NC

#131 Oct 21, 2010
Fortunately Jesse Jackson will come to the rescue of a black man who was unfairly fired...Right?? Just like the National Organization of Woman has come to the defense of vicous criticism of every Republican woman running for office...Right? Oh, they only protect LIBERALS who are black or women?
Ranger47

Saint Paul, MN

#132 Oct 21, 2010
NPR, MPR, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Pioneer Press, Red Star....all the same
Post it note

Dallas, TX

#133 Oct 21, 2010
All this chatter about bullying leads me to believe liberals want to govern what people think now too.

Seems like over stepping.

Since: Jun 08

Huntsville, AL

#134 Oct 21, 2010
Although I disagree with most of Juan Williams liberal agenda, I still like to watch him on Chris Wallace show as he presents the liberal side necessary to make an informed decision on an issue.

All he stated was a fact that Muslims have blown up airplanes and I agree with him. It is natural reaction when you see a "police officer" to glance at the speed you are traveling, or the poor stop you just made, etc. Seeing a person dressed as a Muslim sitting next to you on an airplane would make me nervous. Would I get off the plane, no. Would I be more alert than normal. You better believe I would. That person would have a continual conversation with me until we land.

"One NPR employee, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, remains a Fox News contributor, and there was no sign that would change. "Mara's work on NPR and elsewhere is consistent with our standards and practices," NPR spokeswoman Anna Christopher said."

Mara Liasson is now on alert that she better not say what she thinks or knows but speaks only what NPR wants heard.

Cut off all Federal funding. Taxpayers should not fund a station that prohibits free speech with the threat of being fired.

Not all Muslims are terrorists but most all terrorist today are Muslims.

Since: Jun 08

Huntsville, AL

#135 Oct 21, 2010
ALH wrote:
"But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."
So a person sporting a "Jesus Saves" T shirt is identifying him/herself first and foremost as a Christian. Should that make non-Christians nervous?
How many planes have these "Jesus Saves" people blown up.

You are clueless.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#136 Oct 21, 2010
Post it note wrote:
All this chatter about bullying leads me to believe liberals want to govern what people think now too.
Seems like over stepping.
Bingo - The thought police have arrived!- Funny, they fired the only african american on on the team. Yoo Hoo - Jessie - Al - come out, come out wherever you are!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#137 Oct 21, 2010
Presidential wrote:
<quoted text>
Is your middle name "troll bait", by chance?
Hardly. Did you vote for Al Franken?
Jocko

Indianapolis, IN

#138 Oct 21, 2010
NPR is a left wing and run by dumb, naive, cowardly, intolerant, liberal white women.
Jocko

Indianapolis, IN

#139 Oct 21, 2010
ALH wrote:
So a person sporting a "Jesus Saves" T shirt is identifying him/herself first and foremost as a Christian. Should that make non-Christians nervous?
This guy is too dumb to have anything over a minimum wage job.
I for one am glad they fired his dumb ****!
This stupid post is a perfect example of the completely immature, nonsensical "reasoning" of a liberal. Christians aren't blowing s h i t up you a s s.

“Watching the Lemming parade”

Since: Apr 08

St Paul

#140 Oct 21, 2010
Controversial opinions should not come from NPR reporters or news analysts, Schiller said....

Yeah... Doncha know you can ONLY have an opinion that we liberals give you. Oh but dont forget how open minded and educated we are.
Bridge Repair Money

United States

#143 Oct 21, 2010
Gdubs wrote:
<quoted text>
you are missing the point, mr bridge, trying to pawn off the problems of an entire race on political affiliation. how many of them are white? that is the question. it's hard not to be afraid of whites when you know so many of them are predators. hard to tell by looking at them if they're safe to be around kids or not. what if they pretend to be conservative just to get closer to sunday school classes!? I've heard of these things happening.
Africa has a worse problem with child molesters -- I think you are just sore because Democrats are getting clobbered right now.

Liberals like to make up pretend make believe paranoid delusions and act like people are suppose to feel guilty about it.

John Lennon and the Beatles glorified LSD and Marijuana, now we have a generation of politics that revolves around convenient paranoia.
USAF Guy

Minneapolis, MN

#144 Oct 21, 2010
"But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."

I couldn't agree more with Mr. Williams. I just flew out to LA with my mother and I also got nervous when I saw some Muslims boarding our plane. I'm thinking to myself: I'm with my 90yr old mother, the last thing I want to deal with is a bunch of terrorists-potential on the plane...

I guess if you want to change the world's image of a Muslim not being a terrorist, then the Muslim need to stop being terrorist. It's a really simple concept.
Bridge Repair Money

United States

#145 Oct 21, 2010
For the past 10 years the most horrific terrorist attacks on the earth have been by Muslims.

But in the mind of a pretend make-believe paranoid delusion liberal, Tea Party people are suppose to be more dangerous.

Thats one reason why Professor Kerri Dunn Staged a hate crime on a college campus.
USAF Guy

Minneapolis, MN

#146 Oct 21, 2010
OMG wrote:
"But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."
Everyone feels that way.
What a shame he got fired for speaking the truth.
I couldn't agree more. If Muslims want to change the world's image of who they are, they need to stop being the world's terrorist FIRST. Seriously, it's a really simple concept.

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