Naturally: NPR Fires Opinion Journalist for Offering Opinion

But not just any opinion — an unflattering opinion about the protected Religion of Peace and Toleranceâ„¢. But it wasn’t even an opinion really — more like a shared emotion — and what liberal doesn’t like sharing emotions? Dhimmi liberals, that’s who.

NPR fired Juan Williams for saying this on Bill O’Reilly’s show:

“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 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.”

Dan Riehl says Williams wasn’t fired because of these comments specifically, but because he’s black. Why so racist, NPR? Dan makes a good point though about what happens when you even remotely stray from the progressive plantation.

Okay, just for kicks, since NPR claims that what Williams said is grossly unfair, let’s replace “Muslims” with something else and see if it’s equally unfair or just plain ridiculous:

“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 got to tell you, if I see people who are in Jewish garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Jews, I get worried. I get nervous.”

Or how about this:

“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 got to tell you, if I see people who are in Catholic garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Catholics, I get worried. I get nervous.”

The latter two wouldn’t have gotten Williams fired, but they also have nothing to do with reality, meaning Juan would have continued to be a perfect fit for NPR.

There’s no downside for NPR in this over-reaction to a fit of honesty from one of their former brood. That’s the beauty of living in a publicly funded fantasy-land.

Update: Nannykins in comments mentioned a Brent Bozell article featuring things said on NPR in the past. Give it a read here. Suffice to say, denigrating Christians is perfectly acceptable there.

And don’t forget, NPR also got a kick out of “Teabag” videos.

Update II: Having read the above update makes this even funnier — NPR’s CEO: “We expect our analysts to behave like journalists.”

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Watch the first minute or so of this scene from Soul Plane and you’ll see why the people who made the movie certainly won’t be considered to take Juan’s place at NPR:

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