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NPR, why Juan Williams but not Nina Totenburg?

Juan Williams fired from NPR for remarks that were decidedly non-biggoted.
Juan Williams fired from NPR for remarks that were decidedly non-biggoted.
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NPR made waves this week by firing news analyst Juan Williams after he made comments about being nervous when he sees Muslims on an airplane. Almost immediately, video on Nina Totenburg wishing AIDS on Jesse Helms surfaced.

See the video of Nina here.

So now people are asking, "Why Juan and not Nina?"

National Public Radio later released statement that was intercepted by Fox Newa saying that Juan did not hold true to the NPR ethics policies and that the station was not happy with things he had said on the air on Fox News. They said that this has happened several times, and that he was warned repeatedly. Fox News says that Juan Williams typically came on Fox News as an analyst who would argue the left side of arguments. Which, most admit, is the side that NPR's "ethics policies" fall on.

In addition, Ibrahim Hooper, the spokesperson for CAIR who called for action to be taken against Williams when he made his original statement, said that “everyone can see” that the fit between NPR and Juan Williams was not good. He also said that Juan Williams leans too far to the right for a place like NPR.


  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Juan Williams has been one of the most level-headed guys on both networks for a decade. He was expressing his feelings and not advocating for an opinion. Surely no one things Juan Williams is a racist!!!!

    NPR is a bunch of while liberal elites and anyone who can't see that George Soros is behind this firing is a fool. It is clear that minorities are not held to the same standards as whites on NPR.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    Thank you for adding Defunding to the Congressional agenda next year. We couldn't have done it without your help.

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    Kindall Nelson 4 years ago

    I do not want NPR to be funded by my tax dollars! I have absolutely added my voice to those who want federal funding taken away.

  • Anonymous 4 years ago

    15 years ago? Someone should be fired for something they said 15 years ago? Should NPR then fire Williams again for his sexual harassment 20 years ago?