Botany (1000+ posts) Fri Oct-22-10 09:48 AM
Update: NPR exec says Juan Williams crossed the line before
Source: USA Today
NPR CEO Vivian Schiller today defended the firing of NPR News analyst Juan Williams for his remarks about Muslims, saying that he "has stepped over the line" on
several occasions in the last couple of years.
Schiller, in an interview with Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk columnist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, calls Williams "an independent contractor" and not an NPR
employee. Nonetheless, she says, NPR expects news analysts and reporters alike "to behave like journalists."
There have been several instances over the last couple of years where we have felt Juan has stepped over the line. He famously said last year something about Michelle
Obama and Stokely Carmichael. for President Obama.]. This isn't a case of one strike and you're out.
William's contract was terminated follow remarks he made about Muslims on Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor.
Read more: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post...No one said they were overly intelligent.obliviously (1000+ posts) Fri Oct-22-10 11:49 PM
Response to Reply #21
39. Right now attacking and mocking
a black man who was the only black anchorman working for NPR seams like a less than brilliant strategy for any group since the early 1960's.
Especially less than two weeks before a major election,for whatever reason.
Turborama (1000+ posts) Sat Oct-23-10 12:12 AM
Response to Reply #39
45. Williams should be allowed to get away with consistently violating his contract because he's black?
Wow!obliviously (1000+ posts) Sat Oct-23-10 09:13 AM
Response to Reply #45
48. Apparently he should have conformed to his white masters wishes.Turborama (1000+ posts) Sat Oct-23-10 10:37 AM
Response to Reply #48
49. You're now saying NPR fired him because they are racist? Another wow!
Edited on Sat Oct-23-10 10:40 AM by Turborama
I'm amazed that you're standing by your original comment and digging an even deeper hole.obliviously (1000+ posts) Sat Oct-23-10 11:47 AM
Response to Reply #49
52. List NPR's other black anchors for me.hedgehog (1000+ posts) Sat Oct-23-10 12:06 PM
Response to Reply #52
53. FWIW, until he appeared on TV, I always thought Juan Williams was a young Latino!
Does NPR get any points for having Diane Rehm,an Arab-American with a vocal disability (Spasmodic dysphonia)?obliviously (1000+ posts) Sat Oct-23-10 01:23 PM
Response to Reply #53
59. You racial profiled mr. williams
and placed him in the box of your choosing, I'm surprised you're not asking for his green card and wanting to send him south.
I have never seen such a double standard in all my life.obliviously (1000+ posts) Sat Oct-23-10 01:07 PM
Response to Reply #54
55. List NPR's other black anchors for me.
This is the year 2010 and you can't give me the name of a black anchor at a major news organization that also receives government money. You honestly do not have a problem with that?