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National Public Radio--A State Of Denial, Hypocrisy And Prejudice
National Public Radio fired Juan Williams last week for the following comments made to Bill O'Reilly on FOX News:
"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 a 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."
He also said that political correctness could, "lead to some kind of paralysis, where you don't address reality."
While federally funded National Public Radio has had a problem with Williams for a while, it was these words that they chose to use for cause to fire him.
Williams has a long and distinguished career with both the Washington Post, NPR and as an author. While I don't agree with many of Williams' positions, I have always appreciated his integrity, passion and class.
Apparently, those characteristics mean little at NPR, as they reflect the party line of the so-called "progressive" media. Except they are a little different in that they are publicly funded and there is now a move to de-fund them. Not so much in defense of Williams, as outrage over their absolute denial of reality.
This personifies the hypocrisy and prejudice in the far left media, and NPR has been taking this position for a long time. If similar comments would have been made of a Christian or Jew, you would not have seen this kind of action.
Hypocrisy and Prejudice.
Michael Marion, formerly with ABC and now with NPR, has implied on the air that Catholicism and Christianity in general had some connection to Timothy McVeigh blowing up the federal building in Oklahoma.
Scott Simon, with NPR, in an on-air interview with Christopher Hitchens following Mother Teresa's death in 1997, was far more prejudiced and malicious than expressing fear of Muslims in full garb on a plane.
Simon began with, "It wasn't her support of the church so much as her tolerance of tyrants and criminals." Hitchens criticized her concern for the dignity of poverty as "Middle Ages theology, a destructive comfort to keep people poor."
When white powder was found in the offices of a few Democratic Senators, it was NPR that attempted to implicate the Traditional Values Coalition, a Christian values organization, without any evidence.
And NPR's Terry Gross was horrified at the "very extreme" Franklin Graham statements, expressing concerns that Graham would tarnish our image to the rest of the world.
You have likely heard that the catalyst for NPR's action was CAIR, an Hamas linked Muslim advocacy organization operating here in our country. They demanded NPR take action over Williams' words.
FOX's Megyn Kelly covered the story very well with a sampling of what the national media was saying about this matter at the end of last week. This link also includes an interview with Ibe Hooper, a spokesman for Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Political correctness is strangling both reason and reality. We need deliverance.
God help us.
Be Vigilant. Be Informed. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.
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