I haven’t listened to National Public Radio in over two decades and
maybe it’s longer than that. My first reason is that they are a
bunch of self-righteous leftists and my second reason is that they
get public money to keep them afloat. I don’t think any media group
should get money from the government and that the marketplace should
decide which companies live and which should die.
If it weren’t for public money (that’s tax money from you and me),
National Public Radio would have died a long time ago. They would
have died, because the public knows full well who to believe on the
issues and votes with its pocketbook, or wallet. You don’t have to
look any further than the late Air America, a leftist radio outlet
that went bankrupt several times, before even billionaire leftists,
like George Soros, pulled the plug.
Now NPR has fired liberal journalist Juan Williams, because he told
the truth about he feels. (And believe me, he isn’t alone.) Williams
previously wrote and wrote well, for the Washington Post. And for
quite a while, he has been a FOX NEWS contributor, where nobody
cares if you are liberal, or conservative; it’s about what you bring
to the table. Williams also contributed to NPR.
NPR purportedly fired Williams because he expressed the opinion that
Muslims, dressed in Muslim garb on airplanes, make him nervous. I
would go so far as to say this belief is probably shared by an
enormous percentage of the American public (including a high
percentage of liberals, who won’t admit it). Williams also went on
to say that Americans should NOT discriminate against Muslims, in
general, in spite of the fact that virtually all terrorism today is
carried out by…radical Muslims. This is what makes him a liberal.
But what we now know, is that being a liberal is just not good
enough for National Public Radio.
No…to stay in the fold at NPR, you have to hold exactly the same
preposterous, unworkable and non compos mentos ideas as the rest of
the organization and the lamebrained, vacuous people who contribute
foundation money to it. In short, you have to hold to the same
unsound philosophy as everyone affiliated with the organization.
The CEO of NPR actually suggested that William’s view ought to be
held between him and his psychiatrist, or publicist. I beg to differ
and think she ought to be fired, along with anyone else who
participated in the firing of Williams.
I don’t agree with 80% of what Juan Williams has to say and maybe
it’s higher than that. But I think he’s an honest reporter, a very
decent man and we need to hear his point of view, even if we don’t
agree with it. This much I can tell you: if an African-American
reporter, who is a liberal by trade, has a problem with Muslims in
full regalia on planes and publicly acknowledges how he feels about
the subject, we have a bigger problem than any liberal is willing to
But there is a very dark undercurrent, running through this issue.
Liberals only value free speech when it’s them that’s doing the
talking. From President Obama, on down, any opinion other than their
own is not worth listening to. The President blames the election on
“Fear.” “The electorate is afraid and when it’s afraid, it can’t
In other words, anybody in their right mind would vote for him
(early and often, like in the old Chicago way).
What needs to happen is this: NPR executives should be forced to
spend days at a remote cabin with Garrison Keillor, the infamously
petty and cranky host of Prarie Home Companion. Five days with
Keillor, and I’ll bet they’d be willing to give up everything they
owned, just to get away.
Now if they were fish oil folks, they would realize just how stupid
they look for firing a guy, for telling the truth. But as Jack
Nicholson said, “You can’t handle the truth!”
No, they can’t. But when you’re firing on all cylinders, as fish oil
folks are, you just have another laugh at their expense:
Don’t worry about Juan. FOX NEWS just gave him a brand new contract
and added responsibility.
There is some justice in the world.
I’ll be back tomorrow with more.
With my best wishes for your optimum health,