Good riddance to bad rubbish.
For years (literally) I’ve noted what a cretinous NPR’s Juan Williams is. If the asscranks over at Orange Admin haven’t erased/deleted all my archived Diaries, you’ll be able to find plenty of writings that back up this assertion. Williams has always been unimpressive, at the least: a shallow and superficial interviewer whose “insights” and “analysis” were mere dabblings in either the obvious or recapitulations of Right Wing spinning points. Over at Orange I noted many times over the degree to which Juan Williams just about peed himself with simpering and worshipful excitement when he “interviewed” (read: fawned over) Dick Cheney about 5 or 6 years ago.
Well, finally, finally, this poseur, this underwhelmer, this poster child for much of what’s wrong with so-called “journalism” in today’s America, got his comeuppance: NPR’s fired Juan Williams for over-the-top and, well, just dumbass proclamations (confessions of TeaKKism) about Muslims. TeaKKism. Yeh, I know that Williams is a person of color. That’s part of the irony.
“On Monday, O’Reilly asked Williams if there is a “Muslim dilemma” in the United States. The NPR analyst and longtime Fox News contributor agreed with O’Reilly that such a thing exists, and added that “political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality.”
“‘I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot,’ Williams continued. ‘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.’ . . .”
You know that there’s a racist or like-kind remark coming whenever someone starts off a sentence with, “Well, you know I’m not a bigot/prejudiced, but . . .”
Of course, he’s got his buddies and his sinecure at Fox to comfort him. This jerk will never worry about having to pay a bill. These foul people take care of their own.
My only beef with NPR is that they kept this narrow-minded panderer to the Right Wing on its payroll for as long as it did.