Juan Williams Was Fired from NPR Because He’s a Liberal and They’re Leftists

The Democratic Party of JFK is no more. Now you have the Democratic Party of Saul Alinsky, Herbert Marcuse and Antonio Gramsci. This is why NPR would fire its best reporter for the thoughtcrime of appearing on FNC.

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Scientists estimate that more than 99% of the species that have ever existed on this planet are now extinct. Some species simply adapted into others. Some were obliterated in mass die-offs. Others could not adapt to changing environments. And more recently, others were hunted to death.

Within the jungle of American politics, one animal has been in steady decline for the past thirty years: the liberal. After the shot fired last week at Juan Williams by his former employer NPR, this trend should be even more apparent.

Williams is not a leftist. He’s a liberal in the tradition of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Just take a look at the books he’s written on the Civil Rights Movement.) He’s not an Obama leftist who drank from the cup of Saul Alinsky, Billy Ayers, and Jeremiah Wright.

A “liberal” properly defined is someone in the middle of the political spectrum — an individual open-minded to different ideas and willing to consider all manner of solutions. That’s what Williams is. That’s why he’s willing to appear on Fox News regularly. And that’s why genuine leftists from Glenn Greenwald to Media Matters are throwing him under the bus. (Leftists hate genuine liberals even more than they hate conservatives.

Williams wasn’t really fired for his mild comments. That was just the tipping point. Really NPR could not handle him being a genuine liberal by going on Fox News. From Williams’ column:

I say an ideological battle because my comments on “The O’Reilly Factor” are being distorted by the self-righteous ideological, left-wing leadership at NPR. They are taking bits and pieces of what I said to go after me for daring to have a conversation with leading conservative thinkers. They loathe the fact that I appear on Fox News. They don’t notice that I am challenging Bill O’Reilly and trading ideas with Sean Hannity. In their hubris they think by talking with O’Reilly or Hannity I am lending them legitimacy. Believe me, Bill O’Reilly (and Sean, too) is a major force in American culture and politics whether or not I appear on his show.

Years ago NPR tried to stop me from going on “The Factor.” When I refused they insisted that I not identify myself as an NPR journalist. I asked them if they thought people did not know where I appeared on the air as a daily talk show host, national correspondent and news analyst. They refused to budge.

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Liberal intolerance costs Juan Williams his job

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.

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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.”

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