NPR fires Juan Williams

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Lue C Fur, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    NPR which is funded with our tax dollars has fired Juan Williams. More censorship???

    Williams, a liberal African American commentator who has written extensively on civil rights in America, previously got in trouble with NPR for comments he made while appearing on "The O'Reilly Factor" in February 2009. At that time, he described first lady Michelle Obama as having a "Stokely Carmichael in a designer dress thing going."
    Carmichael was a black activist in the 1960s who coined the phrase "Black Power."
    After the Carmichael quote, Williams' position at NPR was changed from staff correspondent to national analyst.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/10/21/npr-fires-juan-williams-oreilly-appearance/
     
  2. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    If you want to leave a comment at NPR on Juan Williams being fired, then you can

    The website crashed....LMAO!!! Lots of backlash for NPR.:happy-very:
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I tried to go to the site, but the server crashed. It's very rare I ever agree with Juan, but I like the guy. He provides the opposing viewpoints to O'reilly & Hannity etc.

    His feeling about Muslims in garb on a plane making him nervous mirrors my feeling too....

    The group C.A.I.R. called for something to be done about Juan's comment. Then NPR fired him.

    Today, Megan Kelly had a guy from CAIR on her show and he was a real jerk! You could tell from his demeanor that he was talking to a woman......his unequal for sure! CAIR is the council on American-Islamic Relations.

    I hope Juan sues for them breaking his contract. Others on NPR have done similiar things and not been fired. I'm sick of this politically correct B.S.
     
  4. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    Political Correctness will get us killed...dont search this guy for fear of being labled a racist.
     
  5. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    No, search her 'cuz she is the bomb!
     
  6. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Im still wondering why our tax dollars are still wasted on any funding for radio or tv..... Would be interesting to see how much money the taxpayers spend every year on this crap as a...
     
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The funding will be stopped to NPR soon........I hope!
     
  8. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    sick dude
     
  10. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully PBS also,,,, at least until people start crying that we are all trying to kill Big Bird when we do....
     
  11. clueless

    clueless New Member

    I'm going to write to my senators and rep. to insist this is defunded. NPR is nothing but an anachronistic waste of taxpayer money. Plus the bias is so extreme funding it is tantamount to using tax money to promote a political party (and I think we all know which one).

    Firing someone because they didn't strictly adhere to the politically correct party line is the last straw. Let George Soros prop these clowns up and stop putting the financial burden of their existence on the taxpayers who do not share their ideology.
     
  12. Lue C Fur

    Lue C Fur Evil member

    It looks like it is already in the works...hopefully it will go thru and the Socialist Soros can spend his money to promote his lefty socialist agenda.

    http://www.getliberty.org/files/CPBDefundingBill.pdf
     
  13. clueless

    clueless New Member

    For those of either or any political persuasion interested in letting your Sen. and/or Rep know how you feel--easy access to their contact forms where you can express your thoughts here:

    http://www.contactingthecongress.org/
     
  14. clueless

    clueless New Member

    The problem with that comparison is that the private sector cannot (legally) engage in wars with other countries! That is solely the purview of the federal gov't. whereas broadcast tv/radio programming can and should be done commercially--think the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic Channel, ad infinitum. Additionally with the advent of the internet and alternative media, virtually anyone can widely disseminate an opinion or information in real time for little cost. There is no longer any excuse or need for 'public' television or radio funded even partly at taxpayer expense.
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Clueless...thanks for that site. It's a good one to keep.....especially when they have to update it after Nov. 2nd.
     
  16. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I agree. If they are soooo good at what they do, then let them go out and sell it like every other business has to do.
    Remember the sleazeball, Herb on WKRP selling spots on the radio?
     
  17. diesel96

    diesel96 New Member


    Making A Killing: The Business of War



    Introducing, the " iron triangle."
     
  18. clueless

    clueless New Member

    :wink2:
     
  19. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I'm not comparing NPR to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, I'm pointing out that in the vast realm of wasted taxpayer dollars NPR is pretty small potatoes. I generally find that when people start ranting about "government waste", what they're really talking about is the government using tax money to pay for something that they personally don't like. As long as the taxpayer dollars are being "wasted" on something they do support, you won't hear a peep out of'em.
     
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I really don't think most people around here have listened to NPR. Of course if you buy the "Fair and Balanced" crap Fox throws out there, it wouldn't matter anyway.