Mainstream media outlets an d the apparatchiks who staff them reach low after low; and then keep right on digging.
Monday night Juan Williams appeared on Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly Program and said:
Well, actually, I hate to say this to you because I don’t want to get your ego going. But I think you’re right. I think, look, political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality.
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.
Now, I remember also when the Times Square bomber was at court — this was just last week — he said: “the war with Muslims, America’s war is just beginning, first drop of blood.” I don’t think there’s any way to get away from these facts.
NPR is basically firing Juan Williams the day after getting $1.8 million from far-leftist billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations to buy at least 100 “journalists” at NPR.
If that isn’t blatant enough, the same day far leftist radical George Soros gave that $1.8 million to NPR, he similarly gave another million dollars to the profoundly leftwing Media Matters, with the express purpose of attacking Fox News. From Newsmax:
Billionaire currency titan George Soros, long a patron of liberal political causes in the United States, is giving $1 million to Media Matters in what he says is an attempt to stop the growing popularity of Fox News.
And, just to complete the picture, Media Matters proceeds to tell us the real sin of Juan Williams – appearing on Fox News – as it turns its demonization campaign to Mara Liasson. From millionaire Media Matters:
News that Juan Williams’ contract with NPR was terminated over comments he made about Muslims while appearing on Fox News shines a spotlight on the radio network’s evergreen controversy: Its continued affiliation with Fox News. Specifically, NPR’s Mara Liasson and her long-running association with Fox News has often raised questions. This might be the proper time for NPR to finally address that thorny issue.
So liberals, being the dishonest lying slime that they are, can’t just say, “We’re firing Juan Williams because he’s appearing on the most trusted name in news, which and we just can’t have that.”
A study last year by George Mason University stated, “Our results show a very significant liberal bias.” And identified Fox News as the most balanced. NPR wants bias, and they most certainly don’t want balance.
They don’t have the decency to say that former Nazi collaborator George Soros bought them 100 paid-in-fill propagandists, and probably instructed NPR to clean house of anyone who won’t properly march to his goose-step.
Instead NPR relied upon the favorite tactic of the left – the politics of personal destruction – in order to try to personally destroy Juan Williams’ character and integrity.
That’s just the kind of slimy reptiles these people are.
And to add “slimy” to “reptilian,” the NPR CEO issued a comment that implied that Juan Williams needed to see a psychiatrist. Which is to say that that this woman – who just fired the only black journalist on her entire network – should fire herself for bigotry.
A few things come to mind as I think about the craven excuse NPR used to get rid of Juan Williams:
1) Juan Williams was fired for telling the truth, of all things. You just can’t have truth in liberal “journalism.” Because truth is an embarrassment to the left.
A Pew survey documented that journalists describe themselves as being even MORE LIBERAL than they were in the past. Which is frankly amazing, given how liberal journalists were in the past.
NPR’s own ombudsman, Jeffrey Dvorkin, has acknowledged that NPR held a bias.
So NPR fired Juan Williams under the guise that Williams took a “personal public positions on [a] controversial issue.” But that wasn’t why he was fired, or else NPR journalist Nina Totenberg would have been fired for wishing that Republican Jessie Helms or his grandchildren would get AIDS. That wasn’t why he was fired, or NPR journalist Andrei Codrescu who called the Christian doctrine of the Rapture “crap” wouldn’t still be part of the NPR team. That wasn’t why he was fired, or else Cokie Roberts would have been fired for saying that “Actually, Beck is worse than a clown. He’s more like a terrorist who believes he has discovered the One True Faith, and condemns everyone else as a heretic. And that makes him something else as well — a traitor to the American values he professes so loudly to defend.” It very clearly and obviously wasn’t that Juan Williams expressed a “public position on a controversial issue” that got him fired; it was that he expressed such a position that did not conform to doctrinaire liberal political correctness. And in particular, it was that he appeared on Fox News, a network that has the audacity to actually allow conservatives to offer (along with many liberals) their point of view.
Further, “government-funded” and “journalism” go together like ketchup and milkshakes. NPR and PBS stand as embodiments of disgrace to journalism. And when you add “George Soros” to “government funded,” you get something that is quintessentially dangerous to both journalism and democracy itself.
2) Every mainstream media outlet is fundamentally hypocritical as well as dishonest regarding Islam as the “religion of peace.”
On the one hand, we are constantly told that Islam is peaceful. And that anyone who fears Islam is some kind of a bigot.
And yet, on the other hand, the same “journalists” and news outlets that say this to us are themselves so piss-in-their-pants afraid of this peaceful religion becoming über-violent at the drop of a hat that they constantly censor themselves lest they end up as terrorist murder victims.
Case in point: the Washington Post, the Denver Post, and many other mainstream media papers, refused to allow the following Non Sequitur cartoon:
“Piss Christ” – an image of Jesus Christ on a cross in a jar of urine – okay. A cartoon that doesn’t even show Muhammad? Not okay.
Why? Because the people the leftist journalists so dramatically insist are “peaceful” will launch a murderous jihad if they feel insulted or offended in any way, shape, or form.
If NPR, the New York Times, the “ladies” of The View, or anyone else, wants to tell me that Muslims are peaceful, or that Islam is the religion of peace, let them publish pictures of an image of The Prophet immersed in a jar of urine. So we can see Islamic “tolerance” in action.
And don’t let them hide and change their identities like cartoonist/journalist Molly Norris recently did, because THEY HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR FROM THESE PEACE-LOVING MUSLIMS, DO THEY???
The fact of the matter is that the very mainstream media news outlets that are the most vocal in telling us that fear of Islam equals bigotry are in point of fact the most terrified of Islam. And journalists have literally bowed down to the point of becoming the most pathetic form of useful idiots out of fear of the thing they constantly tell the American people they must not be afraid of.
3) NPR, in firing Juan Williams, committed a terrorist act itself. With this firing as their “jihadist propaganda bomb.”
I think that’s what Rush Limbaugh was getting at when he started referring to Muslims today as “Middle Eastern liberals.”
Let’s face it. This wasn’t just about Juan Williams. This was about any journalist who dares to cross the line from propaganda to truth. If you tell the truth – especially on the most trusted network in news – they will bury you.
The idea was to strike terror in any journalist who would say, “I’m going to be objective for once in my life.”
I always got the sense that Juan Williams was both a personally gracious man and a straight shooter who called it as he saw it.
Now, having said all of that, I found most of Juan Williams’ offerings to be frankly idiotic. And if the man was to be fired by anyone, it should have been by Fox News for offering mostly stupid, doctrinaire liberal crap.
Instead, he was fired by the left for telling the truth, and for appearing on a network these First Amendment-despising, “Fairness Doctrine” propagandists despise.