By Tom Quiner

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Juan Williams has been fired by National Public Radio for being politically incorrect.

Wikipedia defines political correctness as …

“a term which denotes language, ideas, policies, and behavior seen as seeking to minimize social and institutional offense in occupational, gender, racial, cultural, sexual orientation, disability, and age-related contexts.”

A simpler definition is “liberal thought-control.” Mr. Williams, himself a liberal, was fired for expressing a thought with which 99% of America agrees:

“I mean, look, Bill [O’Reilly], I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But 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.”

Mr. Williams commented on the remarks made by the Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad:

“He said the war with Muslims, America’s war is just beginning, first drop of blood. I don’t think there’s any way to get away from these facts.”

NPR alleges that Mr. William’s comment is bigoted. It is?

Do you remember a remark Jesse Jackson made back in the 80s, something to the effect that if he saw a young black man walking up behind him on a darkened street, he’d be worried. Mr Jackson spoke the obvious. Young black men commit a disproportionate percentage of crimes in this county. Commentators appreciated his honesty. But Mr. Jackson himself is African-American. That made it acceptable to the thought-police.

I frequently disagree with Mr. Williams. But he got a bum deal on this one.

Why do you think the mainstream media is losing viewers, readers, and listeners? Because their audience doesn’t trust them because they know they’re getting a filtered message, one filtered by political correctness.

 

 

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  1. Monte Gray on October 21, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    99% of Americans agree with Mr Williams? Wow! I did’nt realize that I lived in such a xenophobic society! According to that statistic 9 out of the ten people I work with are nervous when dealing with Muslim clients. It’s surprising we can get any work done at all!

    Plus, if that number is truly accurate most American travelors are really going to start staying home! I’ve always wanted to visit the country of Turkey! I guess I better think twice about this now. Or even worse to consider visiting the holy land!!

    There is one major difference between Mr Jackson and Mr Williams. He is a news commentator, something which I believe Mr Jackson has never been. I expect newscastors to relate the news, not give me a personal opinion that I have no interest in! If your reporting the news in Mexico I can understand being nervous (they get murdered all the time by the cartel). But I don’t think Mr Williams gets that kind of exposure to danger to really justify his nervousness!

    Once again I would like to reiterate, it’s better to get your news from the written media!

  2. maxine bechtel on October 22, 2010 at 7:05 am

    “Once again I would like to reiterate, it’s better to get your news from the written media. . . ”

    You got THAT right! Every time I watch a newscast on a “Mainstream” network I find myself wanting to scream at the talking heads, “Tell the WHOLE story!” I prefer to read “Quiner’s Diner” and the many other conservative e-mail newsletters, because then I know I’m getting the truth!! Do keep on educating us with all the facts!!

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