Bigot Fired From NPR

Thursday, October 21, 2010

First, Juan Williams was fired from NPR yesterday after comments he made regarding Muslims on FOX with Bill Fucking O'Reilly.

The comment:

Mr. O’Reilly said, “The cold truth is that in the world today jihad, aided and abetted by some Muslim nations, is the biggest threat on the planet.”

Mr. Williams said he concurred with Mr. O’Reilly.

He continued: “I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the 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.” [emphasis added]
I love how he starts with "some of my best friends are Muslim." Always a sign of a bigoted comment to follow.

And I agree with what Sullivan says about it:
No, Juan, what you just described is the working definition of bigotry.

What if someone said that they saw a black man walking down the street in classic thug get-up. Would a white person be a bigot of he assumed he was going to mug him?
As Sully points out, the 9-11 hijackers and the Christmas Day Undiebomber were dressed like us...good ol' secular westerners. The Ft. Hood shooter was in a fucking U.S. Military uniform, as a member of the U.S. Military!

Juan got fired either because he is a bigot, or because he is a non-bigot so afraid of his bigot-but-well-paying tv show hosts that he said a bigoted thing to satiate them. Either way, NPR was right to let his ass go.


Bob 11:33 AM  

I sure Fox will be glad to make him full time.

Good for NPR. They should not tolerate this from anyone. The fact that NPR's standard was applied to a guy who was previously described as a civil rights historian of sorts and is obviously a minority himself provides credibility to NPR.

steves 2:20 PM  

That is too bad, but if you say stuff like that in the course of your work as a member of a supposedly objective media outlet, you should expect to be fired.

Streak 10:49 AM  

It is sad that Fox actually likes people who say those kinds of things and then gives them big money to say it more often.

Monk-in-Training 12:45 PM  

Common sense becomes racism when skin color becomes a formula for figuring out who is a danger to me.

That was Juan Williams responding to New York jewelers who would not admit young, black males to their stores in 1986. He was right then, now he has been seduced by the fear siren, fear of the 'other' just as the jewelry store owners were.

Oh, and never forget the actual terrorists are tricky, and tend to attempt to blend in...

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