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.
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.