Juan Williams Gets Lynched by NPR

For committing the crime of being honest and reflecting an opinion held by the vast majority of Americans on (curses be upon them) FOX news, uppity Juan Williams has been duly dispatched by his journalistic masters over at NPR. Apparently they have been itching to have him removed for fraternizing with the enemy, but his exchange with (curses be upon him) Bill O’Reilly was a word too far. This was the horrendous exchange:

O’REILLY: Continuing now with our lead story, danger from the Muslim world.Joining us from Washington FOX analysts Mary Katharine Ham and Juan Williams.So, Juan, I got to tell everybody, own up to this, that talking points memo was really written by Alan Colmes.
So, where am I going wrong there, Juan.

 JUAN WILLIAMS, FOX NEWS POLITICAL ANALYST: 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 that when the Times Square bomber was at court, I think 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.
But I think there are people who want to somehow remind us all as President Bush did after 9/11, it’s not a war against Islam. President Bush went to a mosque –
 
O’REILLY: Well, there isn’t any theology involved in this at all from my perspective, Juan. But you live in the liberal precincts. You actually work for NPR, OK?
 
WILLIAMS: Yes.
 
O’REILLY: And it’s not about — it’s about politics as I said. But — my analysis is that this Israel thing and that liberals feel that United states is somehow guilty in the world, of exploitation and backing the wrong side, and it makes it easier for them to come up with this kind of crazy stuff that, well, you can’t really say the Muslims attacked us on 9/11.
WILLIAMS: No, but what Barbara Walters said to you –
 
O’REILLY: Were they Norwegians? I mean, come on.
 
WILLIAMS: Wait a second though, wait, hold on, because if you said Timothy McVeigh, the Atlanta bomber, these people who are protesting against homosexuality at military funerals, very obnoxious, you don’t say first and foremost, we got a problem with Christians. That’s crazy.
 
O’REILLY: But it’s not at that level. It doesn’t rise near to that level.
 
WILLIAMS: Correct. That’s — and when you said in the talking points memo a moment ago that there are good Muslims, I think that’s a point, you know?
 
O’REILLY: But everybody knows that, Juan. I mean, what are, in 3rd grade here or what?

 *shudder*

Juan Williams, who wept tears of joy onscreen when Obama was elected, can hardly be called a right wing extremist. But in the world NPR and the secular Left inhabits, association with perceived conservatives is as bad as actually being one – and actually being one is the worst thing possible. And so Juan Williams was summarily lynched for leaving the liberal plantation and consorting with the enemy.

As I have pointed out previously, the Left’s agenda is fundamentally antithetical to free speech. Not content to argue their points and allow the most reasonable arguments to win hearts and minds (possibly because Left wing arguments are rarely ‘reasonable’), the Left seeks to silence all who do not follow lockstep with a particular rigid ideology. Any straying from the party line or association with undesirables can result in dismissal, being verbally pilloried or worst of all, being labeled a bigot.

And it is more than apparent that for the Secular Left, the word “bigot” is code for “someone we want to silence”.

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8 Responses to Juan Williams Gets Lynched by NPR

  1. Justin says:

    That’s right. “Racist” and “bigot” have just come to mean people who disagree with liberals.

    NPR should lose their government funding and should be forced to actually pay for the airwaves they use. They wouldn’t last two months if they had to actually pay for their air time.

  2. Bettawrekonize says:

    I’m somewhat against the idea that the govt could sell my right to use the airwaves away to the highest bidder. That’s like saying my neighbor can sell my right to use my own car to the person across the street.

    My use of public airwaves (ie: to set up equipment and broadcast on whatever frequency I please, to receive information and descramble whatever I receive, to record, make copies, and redistribute whatever I receive) is an inalienable right. For the govt to simply take that right away from me and give it to the highest briber, I mean, bidder, is unacceptable. If I am to delegate my rights to the govt I expect them not to sell them to the highest bidder, but to act in the public interest with those rights. and giving someone our tax dollars to monopoly those airwaves also seems dubious as well.

    It’s sad, at one time we had 50 media companies and now we have five that control just about everything and the FCC, and its laws that restrict anyone form freely using the airwaves, is to blame (and yes, Bill Clinton is partly to blame for the lack of media outlets). The FCC’s regulatory capture and free market distortions only serves the purpose of restricting media competition and ensuring that people are ill – informed and brainwashed and serving the plutocracy that we live in.

    It’s very hard to deny that we live in a plutocracy. It’s so obvious, opposing viewpoints are so indefensible, that you literally have to have your head buried in the sane to deny it (though if you don’t have access to the Internet your ignorance is more understandable because those who wrongfully control broadcasting frequencies and the use of cable infrastructure keep you from knowing how much they benefit from bad laws that only restrict competition and unfairly benefit them). Both democrats and republicans (and honestly, I’m not that fond of the tea party either) exist only to serve the plutocracy that they serve. I’m sick of governments and I’m sick of corporations that rely on government to provide them for their business model.

    Just about everything in this country, in one way or another, is subject to a government imposed monopoly to serve a hand full of people. From the electricity you consume (competitors aren’t allowed to enter the market) to the use of your mail box (only the USPS can use it) to the use of cable infrastructure and broadcasting to the use of every device via unworthy and obvious and nefarious patents with little to no regard for prior art (or even prior patents) to access to and the implementation of publicly funded research even (some of that is still subject to patents and copy”right” laws, though it’s not really a right, it’s a privilege).

    Not only that, but there is almost no evidence that copyright and patents do anything at all to promote the progress. Most of the evidence suggests just the opposite, and there is a lot of evidence showing the harm these things cause. One of the reasons why the U.S. was so progressive during its youth is exactly because the founding fathers were very skeptical of copy”right” and patent laws. Now copy”right” lasts 95+ years (and yes, the democrats are much to blame for the sorry state of IP laws. Look at the DMCA passed by Clinton and now Obama with his secretive meetings to try and pass ACTA), this is completely and utterly unacceptable. I am sick and tired of a government that only exists to serve corporations at public expense. No one is entitled to a monopoly on anything, it is my inalienable right to copy whatever I please and it’s any ones right to start their own cable company (so that people can start their own programs and provide their own programs via those cable companies instead of having to go through the govt sanctioned cable companies who censor content they don’t like, like content that criticizes them or their corporate sponsors) or ISP and start providing competitive services without the govt getting in the way. Lobbyists are partly (mostly) to blame for the fact that U.S. bandwidth is falling behind the rest of the world and the only thing politicians care about is doing more to serve the corporate interests (now with this new COICA nonsense). We need to eliminate these corporate legislative subsidies and vouch for a govt that serves the public interest.

  3. Bettawrekonize says:

    Typos:
    to monopolize those airwaves*
    buried in the sand*
    to provide them with their business model. *

  4. jackhudson says:

    Betta, long time no see. Welcome back.

  5. Bettawrekonize says:

    “Considering the exclusive right to invention as given not of natural right, but for the benefit of society, I know well the difficulty of drawing a line between the things which are worth to the public the embarrassment of an exclusive patent, and those which are not.”
    [emphasis added]
    -Thomas Jefferson.

    http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/a1_8_8s12.html

  6. kenetiks says:

    Justin says:
    October 21, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    That’s right. “Racist” and “bigot” have just come to mean people who disagree with liberals.

    NPR should lose their government funding and should be forced to actually pay for the airwaves they use. They wouldn’t last two months if they had to actually pay for their air time.

    Because obviously, personnel issues should disallow government endorsement, funding or tax exemption status.

    I’m for it, let’s include political endorsements as well and apply that to every religious organization. You got my vote.

  7. Bettawrekonize says:

    and another thing I question about NPR is this whole cyberwar nonsense.

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20100611/1818399791.shtml

    NPR hosts McConnell talking about the whole cyberwar nonsense and how it needs to be stopped and how the govt needs to do something about it. No criticisms whatsoever, only one side of the issue is presented (and the side presented is weak at best). What NPR leaves out?

    “What NPR leaves out? Oh, that McConnell is now a Vice President at defense contracting giant Booz Allen Hamilton — a firm that recently scored contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars around this whole bogus cyber war threat. ”

    How is this remotely acceptable from a supposedly unbiased news source? How can they have someone on the show advocating something which he has a conflict of interest in and not even mention his conflict of interest.

  8. Bettawrekonize says:

    Oh, and more areas where the govt imposes monopolies against competitors that want to enter the market is the taxi cab industry.

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101024/21393211556/company-making-cab-limo-rides-more-efficient-ordered-to-stop.shtml

    and the hotel industry isn’t really all that much better.

    Free market capitalism doesn’t exist in America. It’s all corporate socialism. You have to be ignorant to not see this.

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