It was absolutely stunning to hear that Juan Williams was sacked by NPR. the irony here is that his comments that supposedly offended somebody came out during a conversation about the absurd and intolerant actions of the ladies on the tv show 'the View', who stormed off stage when guest Bill O'Reilly stated that it was 'muslims who killed us on 9/11'. Never mind that his statement was factually accurate, the ladies could not tolerate any point of view that did not fit into their politically correct belief system, and happened to be true. So they got up and walked away. Argument over.
Arguing with most liberals is a painful exercise in round-a-round non-sequitors, combined with indignant statements of unrelated facts that are supposed suggest that they prove some unelaborated point. Not Juan Williams though. Whether you agreed with his liberal point of view or not, you always understand how he came to his conclusion using logic rather than squishy slogans. Maybe you didn't agree with the conclusion, buy you respected the point of view.
It is evident that a new wave politically correct intolerance for alternative points of view to the progressive narrative has arrived, and the Battleship NPR has fired the first salvo demonstrating to all that it is not afraid to kill one of it's own for committing political heresy. And in his self respecting fashion Juan continues to call them like he sees them.
Juan Williams: My Words Were 'Not A Bigoted Statement'
Jaun said that in his opinion NPR had:
"Used an honest statement of feeling as the basis for a charge of bigotry to create a basis for firing me. Well, now that I no longer work for NPR let me give you my opinion. This is an outrageous violation of journalistic standards and ethics by management that has no use for a diversity of opinion, ideas or a diversity of staff (I was the only black male on the air). This is evidence of one-party rule and one sided thinking at NPR that leads to enforced ideology, speech and writing. It leads to people, especially journalists, being sent to the gulag for raising the wrong questions and displaying independence of thought."It's not just NPR Juan, It's the entire political left. It's fascists who want to tell you what you can say, who you can say it to, and what will happen to you if you don't.