Thursday, October 21, 2010

Juan Williams fired from NPR for anti muslim comments

NPR fired political analyst Juan Williams on Wednesday night over his statement on Fox News that he gets "nervous" whenever he sees people in “Muslim garb” boarding a plane. Below is NPR's statement on the firing of Williams:

On Wednesday night we gave Juan Williams notice that we are terminating his contract as a Senior News Analyst for NPR News.

Juan has been a valuable contributor to NPR and public radio for many years and we did not make this decision lightly or without regret. However, 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.

We regret these circumstances and thank Juan Williams for his many years of service to NPR and public radio

Here is video of the statements that led to Juan William's firing:


1 comment:

Will said...

I find his comments objectionable. I actually think it's the lowest form of hate to express such thoughts. However, I do not believe he should have been fired for them. He expressed his sentiments and his feelings and he never should have been sanctioned. I really believe in freedom of speech, even if I don't agree with the speech that is expressed.