By now, anyone with two eyes or ears has heard about Juan Williams and his firing from NPR. Mr. Williams is a liberal by every definition of the word. He is also in my estimation, an honest man who loves his country. His arguments are usually well reasoned and although I feel he is on the wrong side in most cases, I have always respected his views and commentary. So when he professed his discomfort as to Muslims, I did not take anything from it other than he was professing a feeling that is felt by the majority of Americans. Here is what I originally said as to this firing:
"This is the second time I’ve seen the liberal yo-yos take off on Juan Williams when he has “overstepped” his bounds and spoken a truth that was against the “party line” (for want of a better way to put it).
I have said more than once in the past that a government run co-opted media is but one step towards the Soviet style dictatorship that we witnessed with the old USSR. This is beyond Big Brother. This is not only the squashing of Free Speech, but is in fact taking away one of our most sacred rights. And he wasn’t even on an NPR show!
This Political Correctness, which is nothing more than a Gestapo style propaganda issue has to stop!
I for one do not agree with some of Mr. Williams stands. however, he has never been afraid to call it as he sees it and in this case he was correct! To be fired for relating the truth is beyond everything we hold sacred in this country.
Kudos to Mr. Williams for daring to stand up to the kind of censorship that is so warmly welcome by leftist Soviet and NAZI style governments!"
The day after I wrote that, there was one of the most asinine statements in defense of the firing I have ever seen!
"NPR CEO and President Schiller had the nerve to question Williams’ sanity. Schiller claimed:
Juan Williams should have kept his feelings about Muslims between himself and “his psychiatrist or his publicist.”
As the week has gone on, various and many people from both sides of the aisle have come to Mr. William's defense. Brit Hume for one feels somewhat that this is partially a racial firing in which I agree to a point. I refer to the fact in my first statement that this is at least the second time that the hard core leftist liberals (you know, the no count bastards that are always for the "people" unless it is counter to their hard core Anti-American beliefs) have come down on Mr. Williams. I remember about six months ago or so, Mr. Williams was sitting in for O'Reilly. A guest on the show in effect called Mr. Williams an "Uncle Tom", the wrong kind of black if you will as Juan had spoken against the garbage this racist was speaking and instead had espoused common sense.
So here is where I ask an important question. Why is there not any comment from our Racist in Chief, you know, that President guy? Or for that matter, why haven't we heard any defense for Mr. Williams from just about anybody in the administration? I've been looking but sure haven't seen anything. What about that great racist Jesse Jackson. Hell, even the Reverend Al at least (softly I might add) said the firing was wrong. And what about that most racist organization of them all, the NAACP? What, they can't defend an honest honorable black man and his freedom of speech. No surprise there I guess. They're to busy demonizing the majority of the American people by branding them as racist for clinging to the very basic tenets that this country was founded on. For sure, the can't be bothered defending someone who has strayed off the reservation and opined something that is contrary to their beliefs.
NPR, or the National Propaganda Radio Network as I call it should immediately lose all government funds. After all, they're getting more than enough money from that commie Soros guy! Seriously! NPR, provided one is not so blinded by the leftist ideology that they flat out refuse to see it is and has been nothing but a shill for the hard left for decades now.
I have said more than once in the past a co-opted media is one of the greatest enemies our country has. And yes,I do refer to the Nazis and Soviets and whoever as to what can happen when the Press refuses to do their job, preferring to spout the lies and distortions put forward by corrupt administrations. MORON ALERT! People like Goebbels, any hard core Red in the Soviet Bloc, Chavez in Venezuela and countless other anti-democracy thugs are seeing what is happening with the media here and all taking a sense of pride in the fact that they in the past and now have shown how it should be done. Lie to the people. Keep lying and silence those who dare resist.
I close with the following from Lisa Carter. I could not have stated this any better and certainly not from her shoes as a Black Conservative.:
Lisa Carter: "Juan Williams Fired For Being A Model African American"
Asserts the conservative Republican in Los Angeles: "Some claim that he was fired for being on Fox News (a station NPR religiously bashes) and others are even claiming racism. Some conservative African Americans, such as myself, believe the cause is racism, but not because Mr. Williams is Black — it’s because he is a model Black that liberals don’t want you to see or hear. 'Even though he has liberal views that I disagree with, Mr. Williams always comes across as intelligent and makes sure not to portray himself as a victim of White racism. Liberals want Blacks to be angry, poor and dumbed down so they can stick with the Democrat[ic] [P]arty. Mr. Williams doesn't fit that mold,' says Cheryl Clark, one of the only African American members of the Los Angeles based Young Republicans group. 'It’s really sad what Democrats have done to this country and to my race.'"
She continues: "By firing Juan Williams, NPR has become a symbol of the Democrat[ic] [P]arty that is rapidly becoming extinct in America. NPR used to stand up for the 'small guy' and used its power to speak out against racism, homophobia, and other types of discrimination. Now, NPR is a station of hate that vilifies anybody who disagrees with their extremist points of view."
I am proud to include her poignant commentary as to this subject.