Apparently being nervous, or daring to voice your honest opinion on the topic, is a firing offense at the NPR. Just a couple of days ago we posted a clip from Juan Williams on FOX News being honest about his opinion on the topic of Muslims. He said, “When I get on a plane, I gotta tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried- I get nervous.”
But, obviously, someone at NPR got a little hot under the collar about that and decided his contract must be terminated.
Late Wednesday night, NPR issued a statement praising Williams as a valuable contributor but saying it had given him notice that it is severing his contract. “His remarks on The O’Reilly Factor this past Monday were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR,” the statement read.
As Michelle Malkin pointed out in her piece today on the subject:
Worth noting: NPR affiliate employee Sarah Spitz at public radio station KCRW wishes death on Rush Limbaugh…not a firing offense.