He admitted to Bill O’Reilly that he personally gets nervous if he sees obvious Muslims on the plane with him. So NPR, home to cartoonists who like to slam tea partiers by referring to them in sexually derogative terms, fired him.
This is what Williams said on FOX News:
Well, actually, I hate to say this to you because I don’t want to get your ego going. But I think you’re right. I think, look, political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality.
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.
NPR said in its statement that the remarks “were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.”
But supporting cartoonists who call limited government protesters “tea baggers” is just fine? Screw you, NPR.
Guess what, you bunch of latte-sipping, New York Times-reading, Prius-driving jackasses? Most Americans get nervous when people dressed in Muslim garb board their plane. That’s not nice? Tough crap. It’s the truth. But apparently truth is not a respected value at NPR.
More: Via MM, more hypocrisy from the taxpayer-funded NPR.
Worth noting: NPR affiliate employee Sarah Spitz at public radio station KCRW wishes death on Rush Limbaugh…not a firing offense.
Oh, and hey, NPR just received a $1.8 million donation from billionaire leftist financier George Soros. I’m sure that has nothing to do with the fact that people who insult conservatives are kept while those who admit to having the same feelings as most Americans are ditched.