Liberal intolerance bites Juan Williams in the pocketbook. Why is it that liberals complain, harass, and boycott whenever they hear opinions that aren’t identical to theirs? The answer is partisan tolerance, by which theory tolerance of liberals is good but tolerance of conservatives is evil, as proposed by Herbert Marcuse in the 60s and used by liberals ever since as the reason why they speak and act hatefully towards conservatives while claiming to be fighting hate speech (as seen in every campus visit by Ann Coulter). This is also why they can act with the vilest types of misogyny toward conservative women while claiming to be feminists (see Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Christine O’Donnell, Michele Malkin, Michelle Bachman, Maggie Thatcher, even Ginni Thomas).
Of course what this really boils down to is dehumanization. While hiding behind the fancy political theories from the socialist Marcuse Liberals simply demonize and dehumanize their political rivals. In this way they don’t have to play fair. They just assume their opponents are demonic and inhumane and claim conservatives are guilty of all sorts of evil practices. That gives them the excuse to do whatever they want, which is generally exactly what they claim their rivals are doing, and is the moral justification for their ends justify the means thinking.
In this situation, Juan Williams was fired by a government funded news organization for political speech that didn’t agree with the official government position. Seems kind of like a violation of the first amendment to me, but what do I know? I’m no Elliot “Client No. 9” Spitzer, or Barack Obama, after all. I just happen to have read the plain language of the amendment today and it sure seems applicable.
NPR has terminated its contract with Juan Williams, one of its senior news analysts, after he made comments about Muslims on the Fox News Channel.
The move came after Mr. Williams, who is also a Fox News political analyst, appeared on the “The O’Reilly Factor” on Monday. On the show, the host, Bill O’Reilly, asked him to respond to the notion that the United States was facing a “Muslim dilemma.” Mr. O’Reilly said, “The cold truth is that in the world today jihad, aided and abetted by some Muslim nations, is the biggest threat on the planet.”
Mr. Williams said he concurred with Mr. O’Reilly.
He continued: “I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. 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.”