NPR fired Juan Williams for the following statement he made on O’Reilly:
O’Reilly: “The cold truth is that in the world today jihad, aided and abetted by some Muslim nations, is the biggest threat on the planet.”
Juan Williams: “I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I’ve got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”
Juan Williams’ statement is no doubt the thinking of many people. Is there any honest person who would not agree with him? Is he not justified in being nervous when he sees a group of Muslims drawing attention to themselves on an airplane?
But, you see, Williams’ statement does not fit the narrative of political correctness enforced by the liberals at NPR. And since Williams is Black, it is so much worse for him to dare to depart from the script. To actually think for himself and refuse to remain on the liberal plantation in all of his thoughts, statements and deeds will not to be tolerated by the preachers of tolerance. When a Black person, or a woman, or any other of a class that liberals smugly think of themselves as protectors, has the temerity to question conventional liberal wisdom, it’s an affront to their sanctimonious ego which they cannot abide.
In this sense, Williams was fired by NPR because he is Black.
We should fire NPR. That NPR gets tax-payer funded Federal support is a travesty and should be ended forthwith.