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Gingersnap
10-21-2010, 10:30 AM
NPR commentator loses job over Muslim remark

Juan Williams, speaking on Fox's 'The O'Reilly Factor,' says people in Muslim garb on planes make him 'worried' and 'nervous.' NPR says the remarks 'were inconsistent with our editorial standards.'

By Steve Padilla

October 21, 2010

National Public Radio terminated the contract of commentator Juan Williams after he said on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor" that people wearing Muslim garb on airplanes made him "worried" and "nervous."

The move was first reported Wednesday on Twitter by NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik, who said Williams' remarks "were inconsistent with our editorial standards."

Williams was discussing political correctness Monday with host Bill O'Reilly and said that it could "lead to some kind of paralysis, where you don't address reality."

"I mean, look, Bill, I'm not a bigot," said Williams, who is African American and has written extensively on the civil rights movement and race in America. "You know the kind of books I've written about the civil rights movement in this country. 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."

LA Times (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-juan-williams-20101021,0,2593969.story)

marv
10-21-2010, 10:38 AM
There's more at Legal Insurrection...

http://legalinsurrection.blogspot.com/2010/10/juan-williams-fired-for-acknowledging.html

...an excellent look at this situation...

...and more from Huckabee...

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/21/huckabee-calls-on-congress-to-cut-npr-funding/

Arroyo_Doble
10-21-2010, 11:28 AM
It was cumulative. Not a one off.

FlaGator
10-21-2010, 11:32 AM
Like it or not, right or wrong, free speech has consequences.

Gingersnap
10-21-2010, 11:33 AM
This is one of the reasons why NPR needs taxpayer funding to keep afloat. They usually fire or marginalize the handful of people who actually have anything interesting to say.

Imagine if Dancing With The Stars only showcased fat, ugly people. Sure, a few people would tune in for that but most people would rather watch paint dry. NPR is the news/opinion-equivalent of watching Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg dance.

Wei Wu Wei
10-21-2010, 12:05 PM
Fox News is going to totally embrace Williams, he already fills in for O'Reilly I can easily see him becoming a full time Fox News Contributor and possibly being O'Reilly's replacement when he retires

Wei Wu Wei
10-21-2010, 12:06 PM
Also woopty shit Juan is an idiot at times guess what so is everyone.

djones520
10-21-2010, 12:19 PM
I always do a scan of the people at the gate to see if there are an obvious Muslims. Now we all know I'm a very vocal advocate of treating the every day Muslim as an every day person, but this is just plain common sense. When there is a risk from a certain group of people, you keep an eye out for those people. Call it racial profiling if you want. I call it anti-terrorism, and it's what I'm trained to do.

Wei Wu Wei
10-21-2010, 12:20 PM
hahaha if you get scared of someone because they are dressed in traditional muslim clothing you need to turn off the fucking television

Arroyo_Doble
10-21-2010, 12:53 PM
This is one of the reasons why NPR needs taxpayer funding to keep afloat. They usually fire or marginalize the handful of people who actually have anything interesting to say.

Imagine if Dancing With The Stars only showcased fat, ugly people. Sure, a few people would tune in for that but most people would rather watch paint dry. NPR is the news/opinion-equivalent of watching Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg dance.

Yea. We want our factish infotainment to be truthiness filled fun for the whole family!

:rolleyes:

Wei Wu Wei
10-21-2010, 01:10 PM
This is one of the reasons why NPR needs taxpayer funding to keep afloat. They usually fire or marginalize the handful of people who actually have anything interesting to say.

Imagine if Dancing With The Stars only showcased fat, ugly people. Sure, a few people would tune in for that but most people would rather watch paint dry. NPR is the news/opinion-equivalent of watching Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg dance.

Add some more flashing lights, let's use only hyperpartisian bullshit, throw in lots of super bright colors, and bring the level of discourse to the lowest possible common denominator of backwards News Entertainment (inthe same way that pro wrestling is Sports Entertainment).

that'll get ratings, and everyone know if the ratings are higher, the quality is better.

i mean, just look at the billboard top 10!

nightflight
10-21-2010, 01:37 PM
It was cumulative. Not a one off.

True; Williams was a heretic. Expressing opinions that differed from the Party Line.........he had to go.

nightflight
10-21-2010, 01:42 PM
What Juan Williams did is very similar to why the Left hates Sarah Palin, other conservative women and conservative homosexuals. He played against the progressive stereotype of himself, revealing a balanced and too candid humanity within. For a moment, in essence, he became too real.

http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/2010/10/juan-williams-was-fired-because-hes-black.html


"So Juan Williams is fired for saying something the liberals at NPR find controversial?" Goldberg said. "One more piece of evidence that liberals have forgotten how to be liberal."

Goldberg continued: "These are the kind of people who brag about how open-minded they are -- as long as you agree with them. And here's the dirty little secret: lots and lots of liberals feel the same way Juan does when they get on an airplane. And a lot of those liberals work at NPR. Juan's 'crime' was saying it out loud."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101021/cm_yblog_upshot/npr-fires-juan-williams-for-muslim-remarks-on-fox

Bailey
10-21-2010, 01:44 PM
True; Williams was a heretic. Expressing opinions that differed from the Party Line.........he had to go.

It never ceases to amaze me how the Liberal left rip a black person who steps off the plantation.

jediab
10-21-2010, 01:55 PM
It never ceases to amaze me how the Liberal left rip a black person who steps off the plantation.

This wasn't the first time Juan got bashed from the party he supports. Remember when he was called a "House Negro" by a black lib radio host on the Oreilly factor a few years ago?

I saw the show where Juan said this. The topic was about how political correctness was dangerous when dealing with muslim extremeists. In no way did I take anything Juan said to be racists or bigoted.

marv
10-21-2010, 02:00 PM
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130712737

The rest of the story from NPR itself...as Harvey would say...
Williams' presence on the largely conservative and often contentious prime-time talk shows of Fox News has long been a sore point with NPR News executives.

His status was earlier shifted from staff correspondent to analyst after he took clear-cut positions about public policy on television and in newspaper opinion pieces.


True; Williams was a heretic. Expressing opinions that differed from the Party Line.........he had to go.
The liberal mind is so open, the wind blows through...

Apocalypse
10-21-2010, 02:03 PM
http://mit.zenfs.com/5/2010/10/juan.jpg

NPR terminated the contract of Juan Williams on Wednesday after comments the veteran journalist and news analyst made about Muslims on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/20101021/cm_yblog_upshot/npr-fires-juan-williams-for-muslim-remarks-on-fox

CAiR called for his firing. Every single news out let including CNN and MSNBC is outraged. The blogs and forums are on fire over this. This will bold bad for NPR.

Arroyo_Doble
10-21-2010, 02:04 PM
This will bold bad for NPR.

Doubtful. Those who prefer factish infotainment never listened to them anyway.

Calypso Jones
10-21-2010, 02:04 PM
They'll hire him back. I'll bet before the end of the week.

nightflight
10-21-2010, 02:10 PM
What's ironic is that by firing Williams, NPR was admitting that they have the same fears that he expressed.

jediab
10-21-2010, 02:21 PM
Wow. Got to make sure I watch OReilly tonight.

Apocalypse
10-21-2010, 02:23 PM
Turn on Fox now. Its all they are talking about. You should have seen the interview they had with the head of CAIR on there a bit ago. Ugly to put it mildly.

noonwitch
10-21-2010, 02:29 PM
They'll hire him back. I'll bet before the end of the week.


NPR probably didn't pay him all that much. FOX probably pays him better anyways. If I were him, I wouldn't want to go back, knowing that my free speech was going to be impacted to that degree.

I don't see what NPR's problem is, even if I'm not a person who gets uncomfortable about muslims.


CAIR has every right to disagree with Williams' statements, but they don't have the right to pressure public radio, which is funded by the taxpayers, to fire him.

Gingersnap
10-21-2010, 02:33 PM
Dupe.

marv
10-21-2010, 02:34 PM
They'll hire him back. I'll bet before the end of the week.
Only if you can unbreak an egg...........and get it off your face!

Bailey
10-21-2010, 02:34 PM
Doubtful. Those who prefer factish infotainment never listened to them anyway.

Ya and people like you always know where to get the truth?:rolleyes:

Zathras
10-21-2010, 03:23 PM
Also woopty shit Juan is an idiot at times guess what so is everyone.

And you would know about being an idiot since you're one 24-7-365.

Wei Wu Wei
10-21-2010, 04:32 PM
Fox News is going to totally embrace Williams, he already fills in for O'Reilly I can easily see him becoming a full time Fox News Contributor and possibly being O'Reilly's replacement when he retires

Called it.

Juan Williams is now officially a Full-Time Fox News Contributor


JUAN WILLIAMS: I Was Fired for Telling the Truth

By Juan Williams

Published October 21, 2010

| FoxNews.com


Yesterday NPR fired me for telling the truth. The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims.

This is not a bigoted statement. It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims. In a debate with Bill O’Reilly I revealed my fears to set up the case for not making rash judgments about people of any faith. I pointed out that the Atlanta Olympic bomber -- as well as Timothy McVeigh and the people who protest against gay rights at military funerals -- are Christians but we journalists don’t identify them by their religion.

And I made it clear that all Americans have to be careful not to let fears lead to violation of anyone’s constitutional rights, be it to build a mosque, carry the Koran or drive a New York cab without fear having your throat slashed. Bill and I argued after I said he has to take care in the way he talks about the 9/11 attacks so as not to provoke bigotry.

This was an honest, sensitive debate hosted by O’Reilly. At the start of the debate Bill invited me, challenged me to tell him where he was wrong for stating the fact that “Muslims killed us there,” in the 9/11 attacks. He made that initial statement on the ABC program, "The View," which caused some of the co-hosts to walk off the set. They did not return until O’Reilly apologized for not being clear that he did not mean the country was attacked by all Muslims but by extremist radical Muslims.

I took Bill’s challenge and began by saying that political correctness can cause people to become so paralyzed that they don’t deal with reality. And the fact is that it was a group of Muslims who attacked the U.S. I added that radicalism has continued to pose a threat to the United States and much of the world. That threat was expressed in court last week by the unsuccessful Times Square bomber who bragged that he was just one of the first engaged in a “Muslim War” against the United States. -- There is no doubt that there's a real war and people are trying to kill us.

Mary Katharine Ham, a conservative writer, joined the debate to say that it is important to make the distinction between moderate and extreme Islam for conservatives who support the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on the premise that the U.S. can build up moderate elements in those countries and push out the extremists. I later added that we don’t want anyone attacked on American streets because “they heard rhetoric from Bill O’Reilly and they act crazy.” Bill agreed and said the man who slashed the cabby was a “nut” and so was the Florida pastor who wanted to burn the Koran.

My point in recounting this debate is to show this was in the best American tradition of a fair, full-throated and honest discourse about the issues of the day. -- There was no bigotry, no crude provocation, no support for anti-Muslim sentiments of any kind.

Two days later, Ellen Weiss, my boss at NPR called to say I had crossed the line, essentially accusing me of bigotry. She took the admission of my visceral fear of people dressed in Muslim garb at the airport as evidence that I am a bigot. She said there are people who wear Muslim garb to work at NPR and they are offended by my comments. She never suggested that I had discriminated against anyone. Instead she continued to ask me what did I mean and I told her I said what I meant. Then she said she did not sense remorse from me. I said I made an honest statement. She informed me that I had violated NPR’s values for editorial commentary and she was terminating my contract as a news analyst.

I pointed out that I had not made my comments on NPR. She asked if I would have said the same thing on NPR. I said yes, because in keeping with my values I will tell people the truth about feelings and opinions.

I asked why she would fire me without speaking to me face to face and she said there was nothing I could say to change her mind, the decision had been confirmed above her, and there was no point to meeting in person. To say the least this is a chilling assault on free speech. The critical importance of honest journalism and a free flowing, respectful national conversation needs to be had in our country. But it is being buried as collateral damage in a war whose battles include political correctness and ideological orthodoxy.

I say an ideological battle because my comments on "The O’Reilly Factor" are being distorted by the self-righteous ideological, left-wing leadership at NPR. They are taking bits and pieces of what I said to go after me for daring to have a conversation with leading conservative thinkers. They loathe the fact that I appear on Fox News. They don’t notice that I am challenging Bill O’Reilly and trading ideas with Sean Hannity. In their hubris they think by talking with O’Reilly or Hannity I am lending them legitimacy. Believe me, Bill O’Reilly (and Sean, too) is a major force in American culture and politics whether or not I appear on his show.

Years ago NPR tried to stop me from going on "The Factor." When I refused they insisted that I not identify myself as an NPR journalist. I asked them if they thought people did not know where I appeared on the air as a daily talk show host, national correspondent and news analyst. They refused to budge.

This self-reverential attitude was on display several years ago when NPR asked me to help them get an interview with President George W. Bush. I have longstanding relationships with some of the key players in his White House due to my years as a political writer at The Washington Post. When I got the interview some in management expressed anger that in the course of the interview I said to the president that Americans pray for him but don’t understand some of his actions. They said it was wrong to say Americans pray for him.

Later on the 50th anniversary of the Little Rock crisis President Bush offered to do an NPR interview with me about race relations in America. NPR management refused to take the interview on the grounds that the White House offered it to me and not their other correspondents and hosts. One NPR executive implied I was in the administration’s pocket, which is a joke, and there was no other reason to offer me the interview. Gee, I guess NPR news executives never read my bestselling history of the civil rights movement “Eyes on the Prize – America’s Civil Rights Years,” or my highly acclaimed biography “Thurgood Marshall –American Revolutionary.” I guess they never noticed that "ENOUGH," my last book on the state of black leadership in America, found a place on the New York Times bestseller list.

This all led to NPR demanding that I either agree to let them control my appearances on Fox News and my writings or sign a new contract that removed me from their staff but allowed me to continue working as a news analyst with an office at NPR. The idea was that they would be insulated against anything I said or wrote outside of NPR because they could say that I was not a staff member. What happened is that they immediately began to cut my salary and diminish my on-air role. This week when I pointed out that they had forced me to sign a contract that gave them distance from my commentary outside of NPR I was cut off, ignored and fired.

And now they have used an honest statement of feeling as the basis for a charge of bigotry to create a basis for firing me. Well, now that I no longer work for NPR let me give you my opinion. This is an outrageous violation of journalistic standards and ethics by management that has no use for a diversity of opinion, ideas or a diversity of staff (I was the only black male on the air). This is evidence of one-party rule and one sided thinking at NPR that leads to enforced ideology, speech and writing. It leads to people, especially journalists, being sent to the gulag for raising the wrong questions and displaying independence of thought.

Daniel Schorr, my fellow NPR commentator who died earlier this year, used to talk about the initial shock of finding himself on President Nixon’s enemies list. I can only imagine Dan’s revulsion to realize that today NPR treats a journalist who has worked for them for ten years with less regard, less respect for the value of independence of thought and embrace of real debate across political lines, than Nixon ever displayed.

Juan Williams is now a full-time Fox News contributor. To send a message to Juan click on "Leave a Comment."

Arroyo_Doble
10-21-2010, 04:45 PM
It was "a high tech lynching."

AmPat
10-21-2010, 05:22 PM
hahaha if you get scared of someone because they are dressed in traditional muslim clothing you need to turn off the fucking television

Inappropriate laughter followed by an idiotic remark, true indicators of a fool.:cool:

Apocalypse
10-21-2010, 08:13 PM
Called it.

Juan Williams is now officially a Full-Time Fox News Contributor

And do you blame them? Williams is a popular contributor, even on the NPR site, their listeners are flaming them for this action and many are vowing to boycott the station here on out for this. Fox comes out looking all the better while NPR comes out looking like the bigots they are. Every network, CNN, ABC, MSNBC ect are all lambasting NPR for this. Also take note, National Association of Black Journalists have complained about how NPR is dominantly white. Williams was the ONLY person of color working there until today.

NPR has all but shut their doors with this. They will lose funds with contributors, they have lost a lot of listeners, they will lose stations who will stop airing their stuff, and they will likely lose government funds as well as private funds from this.

What does Fox lose?

Rockntractor
10-21-2010, 08:19 PM
And do you blame them? Williams is a popular contributor, even on the NPR site, their listeners are flaming them for this action and many are vowing to boycott the station here on out for this. Fox comes out looking all the better while NPR comes out looking like the bigots they are. Every network, CNN, ABC, MSNBC ect are all lambasting NPR for this. Also take note, National Association of Black Journalists have complained about how NPR is dominantly white. Williams was the ONLY person of color working there until today.

NPR has all but shut their doors with this. They will lose funds with contributors, they have lost a lot of listeners, they will lose stations who will stop airing their stuff, and they will likely lose government funds as well as private funds from this.

What does Fox lose?

And Wei Wei shows us more and more what a tool he is!

Bubba Dawg
10-21-2010, 08:21 PM
And do you blame them? Williams is a popular contributor, even on the NPR site, their listeners are flaming them for this action and many are vowing to boycott the station here on out for this. Fox comes out looking all the better while NPR comes out looking like the bigots they are. Every network, CNN, ABC, MSNBC ect are all lambasting NPR for this. Also take note, National Association of Black Journalists have complained about how NPR is dominantly white. Williams was the ONLY person of color working there until today.

NPR has all but shut their doors with this. They will lose funds with contributors, they have lost a lot of listeners, they will lose stations who will stop airing their stuff, and they will likely lose government funds as well as private funds from this.

What does Fox lose?

I listen to NPR news often on my morning commute. I'd send them, every year, a pledge. Not a big pledge, but a pledge that I would honor. (Yeah, I know.)

Not this year. Never again.

Georgia public radio is currently in another beg-a-thon. This week.

I hope they call me. I'll explain it to 'em.

SarasotaRepub
10-21-2010, 09:37 PM
I saw the show where Juan said this. The topic was about how political correctness was dangerous when dealing with muslim extremeists. In no way did I take anything Juan said to be racists or bigoted.

Yeppers, SLW and I saw the show too. It never crossed my mind he was being bigoted, just truthful. Good for Juan and fuck NPR. Morons.

warpig
10-21-2010, 09:46 PM
I have never had high regard for Williams before now. Good for him.

SaintLouieWoman
10-21-2010, 10:14 PM
And do you blame them? Williams is a popular contributor, even on the NPR site, their listeners are flaming them for this action and many are vowing to boycott the station here on out for this. Fox comes out looking all the better while NPR comes out looking like the bigots they are. Every network, CNN, ABC, MSNBC ect are all lambasting NPR for this. Also take note, National Association of Black Journalists have complained about how NPR is dominantly white. Williams was the ONLY person of color working there until today.

NPR has all but shut their doors with this. They will lose funds with contributors, they have lost a lot of listeners, they will lose stations who will stop airing their stuff, and they will likely lose government funds as well as private funds from this.

What does Fox lose?
Probably advertisers. Glenn Beck was saying today that George Soros is trying to go after all his sponsors, trying to get him off the air. It's frightening when we're getting into such an era of intimidation and censorship. Political correctness sucks.

Apocalypse
10-21-2010, 11:22 PM
Probably advertisers. Glenn Beck was saying today that George Soros is trying to go after all his sponsors, trying to get him off the air. It's frightening when we're getting into such an era of intimidation and censorship. Political correctness sucks.
I'm sure they will try it again, and are trying it now. But look at how hard it was to find replacements for those who did run when intimidated. Some will leave, but others will be happy to replace them as they know the best ratings and highest audience is on Fox. Like advertising on the Superbowl. Pricey, but best audience. They will find replacements happy to spend for airtime.

NJCardFan
10-21-2010, 11:38 PM
Nice to see our tax dollars going to such a down the middle entity like NPR.

Juan Williams Fired By NPR (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1010/43951.html)

Here's the link. Computer dying or I'd add more.

Edit: I didn't know there was another thread. Feel free to delete this.

AmPat
10-22-2010, 12:07 AM
A liberal who strayed into the enemy camp once too often. Watch out lefties, you will be next.

Calypso Jones
10-22-2010, 07:44 AM
this am on Fox and Friends, Juan Williams has two epiphanies

1. NPR is intolerant
2. They should be defunded

Nothing like the Great Awakening that comes when your own NPR Shibboleth turns against you.

LOL.

SaintLouieWoman
10-22-2010, 08:35 AM
I listen to NPR news often on my morning commute. I'd send them, every year, a pledge. Not a big pledge, but a pledge that I would honor. (Yeah, I know.)

Not this year. Never again.

Georgia public radio is currently in another beg-a-thon. This week.

I hope they call me. I'll explain it to 'em.


I had that pleasure of explaining it to them years ago in St Louis. During one of the pledge drives, I contributed to them. Then I started getting all of the solicitations in the mail from Amnesty International, Teddy Kennedy (I told you it was a while ago), Emily's List. I called and told them to cancel my membership. When they called later, asking for another donation, I told them exactly why they would never get another penny from me.

It actually was reported in the local lib rag, the STL Post-Dispatch, that, gasp, they had sold the list of doners to various groups. They were the source of all the LIB requests for money. Aren't they a government funded agency that should be nonpartisan? If you believe that, I've got some lovely swampland down here in Florida to sell you. :D

Gingersnap
10-22-2010, 10:10 AM
More dupe.

Arroyo_Doble
10-22-2010, 10:14 AM
More dupe.

It is shaping up to be a three-news-cycles poutrage for the factotainment eaters.

Gingersnap
10-22-2010, 11:06 AM
It is shaping up to be a three-news-cycles poutrage for the factotainment eaters.

Very possibly. I quit listening to NPR when I realized that if I heard the lead or promo for any story/segment, I would already know exactly how the story would be covered and which view NPR considered orthodox.

Basically, it was like tuning into a Christian station and hearing a promo for a story on Hollywood celebutards: "Has Miley Cyrus Gone Too Far?"

Well, yes she has turned into the Whore of Babylon and you will be a horrible parent if your kid so much as glances at her merchandise.

NPR is exactly the same thing but less upfront about it. Meh.

Bailey
10-22-2010, 11:11 AM
I had that pleasure of explaining it to them years ago in St Louis. During one of the pledge drives, I contributed to them. Then I started getting all of the solicitations in the mail from Amnesty International, Teddy Kennedy (I told you it was a while ago), Emily's List. I called and told them to cancel my membership. When they called later, asking for another donation, I told them exactly why they would never get another penny from me.

It actually was reported in the local lib rag, the STL Post-Dispatch, that, gasp, they had sold the list of doners to various groups. They were the source of all the LIB requests for money. Aren't they a government funded agency that should be nonpartisan? If you believe that, I've got some lovely swampland down here in Florida to sell you. :D

I should start donating to NPR so I can call them to tell them I quit lol

Odysseus
10-22-2010, 01:05 PM
It was cumulative. Not a one off.
What else did he say?

This is one of the reasons why NPR needs taxpayer funding to keep afloat. They usually fire or marginalize the handful of people who actually have anything interesting to say.

Imagine if Dancing With The Stars only showcased fat, ugly people. Sure, a few people would tune in for that but most people would rather watch paint dry. NPR is the news/opinion-equivalent of watching Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg dance.
Are you kidding? I'd watch that in a heartbeat! Grease the floors and let the fun begin!

Fox News is going to totally embrace Williams, he already fills in for O'Reilly I can easily see him becoming a full time Fox News Contributor and possibly being O'Reilly's replacement when he retires
Unlikely. He's too lliberal to draw that kind of audience.
And you make it sound like Fox is doing something wrong by keeping him on. I love that a government-funded public entity that censors discussion and punishes independent thought is okay with you, but a private corporation that fosters debate isn't.

Also woopty shit Juan is an idiot at times guess what so is everyone.
Yes, and you're abusing the privilege.

Doubtful. Those who prefer factish infotainment never listened to them anyway.

It is shaping up to be a three-news-cycles poutrage for the factotainment eaters.
Heard you the first dozen times. Wasn't funny or clever then, either.

I should start donating to NPR so I can call them to tell them I quit lol
You'd do better to call up during a pledge drive and tell them why you won't contribute. That not only doesn't cost you anything, but it ties up their phone lines and gives them an earful.

lacarnut
10-22-2010, 06:55 PM
You'd do better to call up during a pledge drive and tell them why you won't contribute. That not only doesn't cost you anything, but it ties up their phone lines and gives them an earful.

Tell them you want to donate 500 bucks. When they ask for payment say credit card. Oh, I must have left my wallet in the next room. Come back in a min. or two and give them a phony number.

SarasotaRepub
10-22-2010, 08:02 PM
Juan is hosting Bills show right now. :D

SarasotaRepub
10-22-2010, 08:13 PM
Holy shit!!! Juan is on fire!!! :D

Go dude!!!

SaintLouieWoman
10-22-2010, 09:30 PM
What else did he say?

You'd do better to call up during a pledge drive and tell them why you won't contribute. That not only doesn't cost you anything, but it ties up their phone lines and gives them an earful.

Thanks for the idea. I hope many take your advice. :D

Kay
10-22-2010, 10:04 PM
Holy shit!!! Juan is on fire!!! :D

Go dude!!!

Boy I know! Throughout the whole affair so far, he's been pretty calm. In most of
the previous interviews he seemed like he was still in shock. Tonight he cut lose!
In case you missed it, here's a link to the talking points video:

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/index.html#/v/4383520/juan-williams-my-thoughts-on-the-npr-situation/?playlist_id=86923