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Liteninbolt wrote:I believe some other under lying aspect is behind this. If it had been NBC, CBS or ABC, there would have been a reprimand instead of a firing. It seems to me since NPR is a pubicly funded organization with government ties, pressure may have come from the present administration. If NPR loses it's government funding, they wouldn't fare well in the private sector.
PavlovianModel146 wrote: CNN just recently got rid of Rick Sanchez, and I don't believe he was on any kind of CNN program when he said what he said either. I think he was on some show on Sirius/XM.
Liteninbolt wrote:PavlovianModel146 wrote: CNN just recently got rid of Rick Sanchez, and I don't believe he was on any kind of CNN program when he said what he said either. I think he was on some show on Sirius/XM.
Do you think Sanchez was fired over something as innocuous as what Williams had said?
Mr Williams was already working for fux, supposedly providing "balanced" reporting, which was nothing more than a sham. Integrity and honesty? From fux news? You have to be kidding! And drop the PC bullshit. Williams was supposed to be a neutral analyst, and neutrality says you don't express opinions that might lead viewers to think you are reporting "news". And what was his opinion? That we should fear anyone dressed as a Muslim. Great fucking reporting, huh? NPR isn't the problem, Williams' obvious bigotry is the problem. He had the audacity to say, "I'm not a bigot". Shades of Nixon declaring, "I'm not a crook". He deserved to be fired from any real news organization. That's why he is now with fux, where there is no news, just wingnut bullshit.Liteninbolt wrote:The good news to come from all of this that the Fox News Corp. has recognized Mr. Williams' potential and has picked him up. I suppose NPR values political correctness over integrity and honesty.
Xunzian wrote:How does a person who routinely wears two incompatible hats leading to him violating his professional code of ethics which he agreed to relate to the concepts of "honesty" and "integrity"?
Sorry to hear you got fired by National Public Radio for saying on Fox that you get nervous when you see Muslims on a plane with you. It was dumb to say such a thing, but I don't think saying one dumb thing should be a firing offense. (I DO think an NPR journalist wanting to take money from Fox News to be a regular commentator should be a firing offense, but that's another story).
But there's more to this -- and some important things that everyone is missing.
For instance, what you said about Faisal Shazad, the Pakistani immigrant who wanted to bomb Times Square. When he was being sentenced this month, he claimed, according to you, that his attempted attack was just "the first drop of blood." We can't let political correctness blind us to this, you explained.
I guess Shahzad made a big impression on you, because after being fired you went back on Fox and told them, "You can't ignore the fact what has recently been said in court with regard to 'this is the first drop of blood in a Muslim war against America.'"
Sadly for you (and this is also why you shouldn't be working for a real news organization like NPR), Shahzad never said that. If you were a real journalist, you would have quoted him accurately. What he actually said was that he was the "first droplet of the flood," not blood. But I know how easy it is to mishear things when scary Muslims are talking. And I guess it's not a huge difference anyway.
What really matters is that you're 100% right: We shouldn't let political correctness stop us from paying close attention to what people like Shahzad say. The problem is you just haven't taken it far enough.
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