You don't deserve our respect and you don't have any reputable claim to taxpayer funding.
But it is highly revealing that a hostile expression of prejudice against ordinary Americans is apparently consistent with whatever standards and practices supposedly govern NPR. On the other hand a pained expression of a prejudice shared by ordinary Americans and rooted in the reality of war, we are told, violates those ineffable standards and is a firing offense.
National Public Radio appears to be an institution that operates in opposition to, rather than service of, the public.
You're an intolerant, malicious and profoundly silly elitist entity.
More. Yes. Emphasize craven. Matt Welch, Reason:
Williams’ firing is a clarifying moment in media mores. You can be Islamophobic, in the form of refusing to run the most innocuous imaginable political cartoons out of a broad-brush fear of Muslims, but you can’t admit it, even when the fear is expressed as a personal feeling and not a group description, winnowed down to the very specific and nightmare-exhuming act of riding on an airplane, and uttered in a context of otherwise repudiating collective guilt and overbroad fearmongering.More. JWF: I See White People: Juan Williams Firing Leaves Sudden Lack Of Diversity On Air at NPR
More. VDH: Juan Williams and Double Standards
...And Michael Barone. 28 years.
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