Earlier this week, Juan Williams, an analyst for NPR, was fired for comments he made on FOX's O'Reilly Factor
. Mr. Williams is a regular guest on FOX, often sparring with Bill O'Reilly. Fortunately it's "all's well that ends well"--sort of:
While Mr. Williams landed on his feet, the bigger concern is why he was fired in the first place. While on the O'Reilly Factor, Mr. Williams expressed concern for being on the same airplane with someone dressed in full Muslim garb.
In other words, he expressed an opinion many of us share--and with good reason. Islamists have been self detonating, or opening fire on people in nearly every country they occupy. But among the multiculti crowd one cannot state such obvious facts.
What suprised me about he NY Daily News poll is that 68% of the respondents said "yes" Mr. Williams deserved to be fired.
For the record: I voted "no."
Mr. Williams is not a "typical" conservative. In fact, his political views are all over the map, which is what makes him so entertaining to watch on FOX News. You never know what position he is going to take until he opens his mouth. In this case, NPR (National Pravda Radio?) showed that it's willing to eat it's own if they don't tote the multiculti party line.
Victor Davis Hanson, rolls-in on NPR with the following 10-point editorial: