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October 21, 2010

Juan Williams Fired By NPR For Admitting He Gets Nervous When He Sees Muslims On Airplanes

Williams is an odd guy in that sometimes he on the right side of issues an other times he'll say the dumbest thing you've ever heard. He's pretty clearly liberal but not an insane one, which is more than you can say for most liberals.

Here he is on Bill O'Reilly 's show talking about O'Reilly's dust up on The View.

Well, actually, I hate to say this to you because I donít want to get your ego going. But I think youíre right. I think, look, political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you donít address reality.

I mean, look, Bill, Iím not a bigot. You know the kind of books Iíve 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.

Well, that observation (grounded in more than a little bit of truth) has cost Williams his job with NPR.

NPR said in its statement that the remarks ďwere inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.Ē

Just a reminder but NPR didn't fire a cartoonist who insulted tea party attendees. Apparently that kind of thinking is consistent with their editorial standards and practices.

I'm sure in the coming days people will dig up plenty examples of NPR reporters insulting Christians, America and other groups but not losing their jobs over it. As always, it's just one group that gets super-protected status and it just happens to be the one that is so peaceful, they will kill you for insulting them.

As I've written before, the Muslim grievance industry has had a great deal of success in ensuring that they don't even have to protest any more before cowardly western institutions begin to self-censor.


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