Friday, October 22, 2010

NPR Will Pay for Its Insulting Double Standard

The firing of Juan Williams by National Politically Correct Radio is not a scandal that will go away soon. Conservatives are flocking to the defense of the liberal Williams. Hopefully his fellow pro-free speech liberals should soon follow.

Stephen Hayes weighs in here, citing the flagrant double standard of NPR, which has allowed its Supreme Court correspondent Nina Totenberg to say all sorts of partisan nonsense, without making a peep. (Totenberg's wishing AIDS on Jesse Helms is just one of her greatest hits.)

That NPR CEO Vivian Shiller would publicly suggest Williams should have kept his feelings "between him and his psychiatrist," is outrageous and grounds enough for her own removal.

What is clearly evident here is the sort of liberal arrogance and intolerance that have gotten the party of liberalism in such trouble with the voting public.

It is simply stunning, that just a few months after the Shirley Sherrod fiasco that NPR would ape the Obama administration's fumbling of her case. The backlash against NPR will be as painful as it is well deserved.

UPDATE: Howard Kurtz weighs in here.

UPDATE: Mickey Kaus weighs in here.


Blogger /mr said...

Sorry, was just searching your archives for your outraged condemnations of the viewpoint-based firings of Octavia Nasr, Helen Thomas, Rick Sanchez, Eason Jordan, Peter Arnett, Phil Donahue, Ashleigh Banfield, Bill Maher, Ward Churchill, Chas Freeman, Van Jones.

I'll find them here somewhere......

October 22, 2010 at 3:24 PM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Oh, no you won't

October 22, 2010 at 6:37 PM 
Blogger jake said...

Where is Jesse?
Where is the Reverend Al Sharpton?
Where is the NAACP?
Where is Barack Obama with his phone call of support and offer to mediate with a beer summit?

Can't an honored and well-respected black broadcasting professional express his honest opinions without fear of reprisal?

This is ugly racism at its worst, yet the supposed champions of the black community remain slaves to the liberal plantation.

October 23, 2010 at 7:26 PM 

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