Tag Archives: Juan Williams

Newt Dawn? Gingrich Seizes His “Moment”

From MSNBC’s First Read: Relishing in controversy, Gingrich cuts ad out of debate moment [From the Campaign Outsider Syntax Squad: No, guys – you either relish something or revel in it. Pick one.] To continue: No one can say that … Continue reading

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Why NPR Should Stand For ‘No Precipitous Response’

Did NPR drop the hammer too quickly on vanquished CEO Vivian Schiller, who was scuttled in the immediate wake of the National Punked Radio sting by the pimplicious James O’Keefe? Good question, now that strange bedfellows Glenn Beck and NPR … Continue reading

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Public Broadcosting

First it was NPR sacking Wan (at the sight of Muslims) Williams for no apparent reason except NPR execs are a bunch of rabbits. (Apologies to rabbits everywhere.) To summarize: NPR=Not Particularly Rational. Now PBS has Texas-Chainsaw-Edited Tina Fey’s acceptance … Continue reading

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First Amendment Things First

The Juan Williams/NPR rumpus has turned into a tempest in a Tea Potty, with innumerable conservatives claiming that the public broadcast network has violated Williams’ First Amendment right to free speech. Except it hasn’t. Handy First Amendment refresher course: Congress … Continue reading

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Boston Herald’s NPR Headline Not Precisely Right

Saturday’s Boston Herald features this piece: NPR official admits fault in firing National Public Radio’s ombudswoman admitted the nonprofit botched the firing of Juan Williams for his remarks about Muslims making him nervous on planes, but the firestorm around the longtime … Continue reading

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