So CAIR - itself an organization that has been rumored to possess strong ties to Hamas and Hezbollah - objected to Juan Williams admitting that he experiences concerns when obviously Muslim people get onto an airline flight where he is a passenger. Well hell CAIR - I experience outright fear when I get onto a plane with apparent Muslims on board. Why wouldn't I, given the occurrences of 9/11/01? Do you think Americans are THAT stupid?
NPR with all the spine of a bowl of Jello responds to CAIR's complaint by firing Juan Williams, a man with whom I seldom agree but a man who is also less of a deranged pinhead than most liberals by a country mile! So much for freedom of expression, NPR. I hate to break it to you morons, but I'm a conservative and some small percentage of my tax dollar is going to support you! Bernie Goldberg, a former liberal and a reliable observer of the machinations of the so-called "legacy" media had this to say:
What a bunch of wussies!
"So Juan Williams is fired for saying something the liberals at NPR find controversial?" Goldberg said. "One more piece of evidence that liberals have forgotten how to be liberal."
Goldberg continued: "These are the kind of people who brag about how open-minded they are -- as long as you agree with them. And here's the dirty little secret: lots and lots of liberals feel the same way Juan does when they get on an airplane. And a lot of those liberals work at NPR. Juan's 'crime' was saying it out loud."
Weekly Standard Editor and Fox contributor Bill Kristol also had some choice words for NPR, which he dubbed "National Politically-correct Radio." Kristol concluded a post about the firing by saying: "NPR -- unfair, unbalanced ... and afraid."
UPDATE: In an excellent posting here at Flopping Aces, we are reminded that not too terribly long ago, Sarah Spitz at NPR said the following:
In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed in torment.
In boasting that she would gleefully watch a man die in front of her eyes, Spitz seemed to shock even herself. “I never knew I had this much hate in me,” she wrote. “But he deserves it.”
Insofar as we are able to discern the facts, this hateful creature was never even chastised for her hate-filled speech! Liberals truly are insane and nasty!
UPDATE #2: This just in:
Fox News moved swiftly to turn the controversy over Juan Williams’s firing to its advantage, offering him an expanded role and a new three-year contract Thursday morning in a deal that amounts to nearly $2 million, Matea Gold reports.
Roger Ailes took a jab at NPR in the process.
"Juan has been a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints since his tenure began at Fox News in 1997,” he said in a statement. “He’s an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis.”
And there you have it. NPR's stupidity works in favor of Juan Williams' pocketbook. And he is better off without those horrible knotheads!