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Bigotry in a PC World

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NPR announced late Wednesday that it has fired longtime journalist Juan Williams for a comment he made on the Fox News program the O'Reilly Factor.  A story in today's Washington Post by Debbi Wilgoren and Paul Farhi quotes Williams saying "....when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they're identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried.  I get nervous."  According to NPR that statement was "inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR."  Let me get this straight; many Muslim leaders have told the world on countless occasions that Islam is at war with America i.e., the "Great Satan"; jihadist groups are funded by Muslim nations; for two decades male Muslims of Middle Eastern descent have been exploding bombs or engaged in suicide missions murdering thousands of innocent people in America and Western Europe but, you're a bigot if you get nervous when you see fellow air passengers who are identifying themselves as Muslims.  William Kristol puts this blind stupidity in perspective this morning on WeeklyStandard.com.     

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Rather than undermining his credibility, his statement of information and belief buttresses his credibility.

Apparently facts have no place in NPR's editorial standards.

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