By Tom Quiner
Juan Williams uttered unforgivable, blasphemous, feelings on national television.
The blasphemy took place two years ago on FOX’s O’Reilly Factor. Here is what he said:
“I mean, look, Bill, 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 the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”
For daring to express feelings held by almost everyone in the country, but feelings oh so politically-incorrect in the eyes of the liberal elites in the media, NPR fired Mr. Williams.
Fox News immediately hired the liberal Juan Williams where he frequently agitates the conservative Charles Krauthammer on their “Special Report” show.
Last year, conservative icon, Pat Buchanan was fired by MSNBC, for writing:
“Mexico is moving north. Ethnically, linguistically, and culturally, the verdict of 1848 is being overturned. Will this Mexican nation within a nation advance the goals of the Constitution—to ‘insure domestic tranquility’ and ‘make us a more perfect union’? Or has our passivity in the face of this invasion imperiled our union?”
For his politically-incorrect blasphemy, he, too, was fired.
I revisit these stories in light of a new poll conducted by Hufpost/YourGov. They asked a thousand adults the following question:
“In following news about the Boston bombings, how believable is the news you see on CNN? “
Fair. Balanced. Unafraid.