Black People : Black News Analyst Fired for Muslim Remark

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    NPR fires news analyst after remarks about Muslims
    By BRETT ZONGKER, AP


    WASHINGTON — NPR has fired longtime news analyst Juan Williams, also a commentator on the Fox News Channel, after he told Bill O'Reilly that he gets nervous when he sees people in Muslim garb on an airplane.

    In a statement late Wednesday, National Public Radio said it was terminating Williams' contract as a senior news analyst over his comments on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor."

    NPR executives had previously complained about his remarks on Fox, including saying first lady Michelle Obama could be a liability for her husband shortly after his inauguration.

    The latest comments came Monday, when O'Reilly brought on guests to discuss his own appearance last week on ABC's "The View," during which Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set to protest his views on Muslims.

    "Where am I going wrong here, Juan?" O'Reilly asked.

    Williams, 56, responded that too much political correctness can get in the way of reality.....

    http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20101021/US.NPR.Analyst.Fired/
     
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    "Michelle Obama, you know, she's got this Stokely Carmichael in a designer dress thing going. ... her instinct is to start with this blame America, you know, I'm the victim," Williams said, according to an account by NPR's Ombudsman Alicia Shepard. Carmichael was a civil rights activist.''


    ''Everyday for the thief, one day for the owner''

     
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    Honestly, I say it serves him right.
    He's spends all his time trying to suck up to Bill O'Reilly(saying whatever he feels O'Reilly wants to hear) and those fools at Fox and this time that Uncle Tom *** mouth of his got him into trouble.
    He sounded about as stupid as Bill did on "The View" when he said "Muslims killed us on 9/11".
    Instead of just targeting the extremists that did it, he went and generalized an entire religion of people.
    Juan's airplane analogy is an open and shut case of xenophobia, and it generalizes and blames an entire religion for something only a few people(who clearly weren't committing any religious acts) did.
     
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    Precisely, and he was warned:

    ''At the time, Shepard wrote that Williams was the network's biggest "lightning rod," drawing hundreds of complaints. NPR executives then asked Williams to stop using the NPR name when he appears on O'Reilly's show.''
     
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    Why didn't he get fired for saying ish about Michelle Obama?
    I am not offended that he's afraid of Muslims but he's way to conservative so...whatever.

    but you'd think he'd be more tolerant....

    [​IMG]

    guess not...
     
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    abstraktmind Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Exactly!
    NPR's been waiting to get rid of that fool, but this finally did it for them.
    And Why blame them?
    They're a liberal media, they don't want someone who's going out of his way to curry favor to conservatives (especially white ones).
    How would that look on thier part?
     
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    He is conservative and Christian -bet if a NY cab driver said the same thing about him and all black men he'll have hissy fit....

    Michele Obama? what about him using the name of a great ancestor in a derogatory manner?...
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    And THIS is the part that REALLY had me shaking me head>>>>


    ...Oh, so YOU thought you were so indispensable to them White folks and, because you had been so loyal to THEM for 10 years, that they would not FIRE your Black behind?! ----So, you thought you would just get a "slap on the hand"/"called on the carpet" and go on, huh?


    NOT!
     
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    He deserves to be fired. He made hateful statements about Muslims.
     
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