Juan Williams Vehemently Defends Herman Cain From Liberal Attacks

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You know, Juan usually argues against everything conservative, but not this time…this is one of the better defenses of what happened to Herman Cain with this vicious attack on his character…I have to say “attaboy” to Juan on this one….

Juan Williams Vehemently Defends Herman Cain From Liberal Attacks.

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Muslims Praying in Paris Streets today – – unbelievable!!!!!

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Here is an example of what’s happening in Paris France today. A hidden camera caught this video

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NPR fires Juan Williams for Muslim remarks on Fox

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Let’s look at a couple of articles on this topic and ask the question…..What is the government doing funding NPR?

NPR fires Juan Williams for Muslim remarks on Fox

NPR terminated the contract of Juan Williams on Wednesday after comments the veteran journalist and news analyst made about Muslims on Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly stirred up controversy last week on “The View” after making the blanket statement that “Muslims killed us on 9/11,”  a comment that led to co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walking off the set.

On Monday, O’Reilly asked Williams if there is a “Muslim dilemma” in the United States. The NPR analyst and longtime Fox News contributor agreed with O’Reilly that such a thing exists, and added that “political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality.”

“I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot,” Williams continued. “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.”

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NPR Did Something Really Stupid…They put the Spotlight on Themselves

In firing Juan Williams, NPR did something tactically stupid!  They put the spotlight on themselves!  I knew it was only a matter of time when they would do that and that is strategically unsound (yes, stupid!)  Here is why…
NPR was created in 1967 (formally in 1970) because President Lyndon Johnson wanted to create an independent public broadcasting (modeled after the BBC) with government funding. It was created at at very different time than now.  It was created at a time when we did not have a zillion other media outlets…cable…and yes, the internet.  With the thousands of media outlets, there is now a collection of ideas and an ability of people to get information and to compare and contrast that information.  According to the New Yorker dated June 7, 2004, President Johnson wanted to erect a “moat” between politicians and public broadcasting.
With the creation of all the news outlets and the way to get information, there was going to come a time when taxpayers decided they did not need NPR.  Why pay for NPR when there are so many options?  I figured that sooner or later the taxpayers would “pull the plug” on paying for NPR.  Yes, NPR is not financed totally by taxpayers but enough so that if taxpayers stop paying, they are in big trouble.  (I read one estimate today that taxpayers pick up about 15 % of the cost.)  NPR does not have commercials to support them but rely on big sponsors.
NPR was wise to “fly under the radar” to continue taxpayer assistance, but now?   They have put the spotlight on themselves and people will be questioning: do we still need NPR? is this something we can afford in these
times?
Aside from the economic issue… there is the issue of censoring and
First Amendment.  Does a media outlet – protected by the First Amendment /
Freedom of the Press and Speech – want to get in the censoring business? Let me remind everyone: the First Amendment is not there to protect agreement or to be part of a popularity contest.   It was included in the Constitution for the opposite reason: to protect the UNPOPULAR opinion from the tyranny of
the majority.   You don’t need a First Amendment to protect popular speech.