Thursday, October 21, 2010

Juan Williams is no Archie Bunker

Bill O'Reilly has been getting alot of attention lately. His appearance on the television show called The View caused two hosts to walk off for his inarticulate description of including the religious faith of the attackers. A recent guest and long time analyst for NPR has been fired for holding or expressing his personal opinion: Is this  the America you remember? This might be a question worth asking yourself when you visit the Polls in November.
A 70's television sitcom All in The Family main character was Archie Bunker and Juan Williams is no Archie Bunker. When did the meat heads adopt the mantle of judge and jury on definitions of what is appropriate discourse in a public?
NPR News has terminated the contract of longtime news analyst Juan Williams after remarks he made on the Fox News Channel about Muslims. Juan came to America from Panama with his family when he was four years old. He is a recipient of an Emmy award  for television documentary writing. His professional work leave little for room for debate on his professionalism.
When did discussing your personal prejudice or irrational fear become the basis for termination of employment? The meat heads in NPR may have been too quick to terminate Juan Williams, what do you think?

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UPDATE: Fox News Chief Executive Roger Ailes handed Williams a new three-year contract Thursday morning, in a deal that amounts to nearly $2 million, a considerable bump up from his previous salary, the Tribune Washington Bureau has learned. The Fox News contributor will now appear exclusively and more frequently on the cable news network and have a regular column on

A silver lining Fox News lands Juan Williams gets support for his views on Fox with extra publicity.
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