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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    It was cumulative. Not a one off.
    True; Williams was a heretic. Expressing opinions that differed from the Party Line.........he had to go.
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    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.
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    "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...remarks-on-fox
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightflight View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    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.
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    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=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.
    Quote Originally Posted by nightflight View Post
    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...

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  7. #17 NPR fires Juan Williams for Muslim remarks on Fox 
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    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...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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    This will bold bad for NPR.
    Doubtful. Those who prefer factish infotainment never listened to them anyway.
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    They'll hire him back. I'll bet before the end of the week.
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    What's ironic is that by firing Williams, NPR was admitting that they have the same fears that he expressed.
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