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January 06, 2011

NPR Exec Who Fired Juan Williams "Resigns" After Review of Controversy -- A Review Which Included a Vote to Deny CEO Vivian Schiller Her 2010 Bonus

I think this is more of a "resignation" than a resignation.

The woman who'd fired Juan Williams, Ellen Weiss, has resigned, and the CEO who defended her action, Vivian Schiller, has been denied her bonus.

The board expressed confidence in CEO Vivian Schiller's leadership but voted to forgo her 2010 bonus because of "concern over her role in the termination process."

Kind of like the RatherGate, eh? We can't officially find any fault with your actions. Oh, and by the way, you're now retired.

Juan Williams reacted to the news by stating he was "shocked and saddened," and "sorry that such a professional has parted ways from NPR."

Wait, no he didn't. He's calling her a punk.

"It's good news for NPR if they can get someone who is the keeper of the flame of liberal orthodoxy out of NPR," he told Fox News, which gave Williams a bigger role in the wake of his firing.

"She had an executioner's knife for anybody who didn't abide by her way of thinking," he said. "And I think she represented a very ingrown, incestuous culture in that institution that's not open to not only different ways of thinking, but angry at the fact that I would even talk or be on Fox."

In related news, some graves need to be pissed on.

Corrected: I misread and conflated two different people -- Weiss, who's resigning, and Schiller, who keeps her job but loses her bonus -- into the same person. Sorry. Vivian Schiller (the woman most people know because she was more public during this) stays on, sans bonus.

Thanks to Y-not for pointing that out.

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