Posts tagged juan williams

Was He “Muzzled?” Juan Williams One Year Later [via KUT]
Apparently, Juan Williams is going to be at the Texas Book Festival this weekend. I might have to make the trek up to Austin, if only for the lulz.

Was He “Muzzled?” Juan Williams One Year Later [via KUT]

Apparently, Juan Williams is going to be at the Texas Book Festival this weekend. I might have to make the trek up to Austin, if only for the lulz.

Juan Williams Is Now a Clown

"I think it is good news for NPR if they can get someone who I think has been the keeper of a flame of liberal orthodox out of NPR…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…to my mind, this is good news for NPR for people who care about news in America."

[via Gawker]

Review Of Juan Williams' Firing Done; NPR News Exec Resigns

NPR just released two statements — one on the completion of an independent review of the dismissal of news analyst Juan Williams and another on the resignation of Senior Vice President for News Ellen Weiss.

GOP to force vote on NPR defunding

House Republicans announced Wednesday they plan to force a floor vote on defunding NPR in response to the firing of analyst Juan Williams last month.

NPR Should Start A National Conversation on Muslims

I’m quoted in the lastest article on Juan Williams from the NPR Ombudsman.

Islamophobia and Homophobia

"Still, however “natural” this irrational fear, it’s dangerous. As Islamophobia grows, it alienates Muslims, raising the risk of homegrown terrorism — and homegrown terrorism heightens the Islamophobia, which alienates more Muslims, and so on: a vicious circle that could carry America into the abyss. So it’s worth taking a look at why homophobia is fading; maybe the underlying dynamic is transplantable to the realm of inter-ethnic prejudice."

From the Gawker Comments…

  • The irony: Far Right wing “nutbars” so pissed about Williams being fired about being afraid of Muslims bombing a plane that they send a bomb themselves.
  • People who have threatened lives at NPR scorecard:
    Crackers - 1 
    Muslims - 0
  • I must admit … when I see someone wearing a Powdermilk Biscuit T-Shirt get on a plane … I am a little afraid …

From "Someone Mailed a Bomb Threat to NPR!"

NPR, You just brought a tote bag full of David Sedaris books to a knife fight.
Jon Stewart on The Daily Show

Pictures of Muslims Wearing Things

Former NPR analyst Juan Williams, among other ignorant people, has an irrational fear of Muslims, and thinks you can identify them based on what they look like. Here I will post pictures of Muslims wearing all sorts of things in an attempt to refute that there is such a thing as “Muslim garb” or a Muslim look.

I stand by my decision to end NPR’s relationship with Juan, but deeply regret the way I handled and explained it.
NPR CEO Vivian Schiller [Source]

Juan Williams: Busted

"Why does he have this extreme double standard? And how dare he use his own record in defending civil rights for African-Americans to justify his bigoted prejudice against devout Muslims?"

"I think the answer is pretty obvious. He is on Fox News, pandering to the anti-Muslim bigot, Bill O’Reilly. And Roger Ailes rewards him for that role, as a "liberal" justifying anti-Muslim bigotry, because pandering to bigotry makes for good ratings and good politics."

Why NPR Matters

"NPR, whatever its failings, is one of the few current inheritors of the tradition of the ambitious, first-rate news organization… In their current anti-NPR initiative, Fox and the Republicans would like to suggest that the main way NPR differs from Fox is that most NPR employees vote Democratic. That is a difference, but the real difference is what they are trying to do. NPR shows are built around gathering and analyzing the news, rather than using it as a springboard for opinions. And while of course the selection of stories and analysts is subjective and can show a bias, in a serious news organization the bias is something to be worked against rather than embraced. NPR, like the New York Times, has an ombudsman. Does Fox? [I think the answer is No.]”

A Wrathful Juan Williams Targets NPR, Former Coworkers As Factor Host

Anyone have any spare crosses lying around. The martyr, he needs one.