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Old 10-21-2010, 06:03 PM   #1
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Juan Williams Fired From NPR

Yeah, like NPR reporting is unbiased and free of commentary.

Juan Williams Fired: Free Speech Vs. Editorial Policy - Yahoo! News
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:23 PM   #2
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Free Speech vs. Editorial Policy: A Brief History

Juan Williams is not the first journalist, nor will he be the last, to be fired over controversial remarks.

Helen Thomas: June 2010

One of the most familiar faces at White House Press conferences, Helen Thomas was forced to resign. The long-time White House correspondent was forced out after 60 years.
From your article

Ironhorse, I don't recall, did you post anything in relationship to the Helen Thomas issue?
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Iron Horse, you are aware that this already being discussed in two other threads?
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no, well maybe

I guess this deserves a new thread as much as anything.
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Perhaps...

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Old 10-21-2010, 06:27 PM   #6
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Again with the "free speech" nonsense!
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Again with the "free speech" nonsense!
Well, didn't Juan Williams exercise his right to voice his opinion?

The first amendment says:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Feel free to enlighten me!
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The first amendment says:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Yeah, so?
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So, you actually think someone should be fired for voicing their opinion?
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So, you actually think someone should be fired for voicing their opinion?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Calm down. There was no need for an oversized word like that.
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Calm down. There was no need for an oversized word like that.
Really sorry that you were on the receiving end of that but frankly I get an allergic reaction every time free speech is brought up here because about 90% of the time it has absolutely nothing to do with free speech.
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Free speech isn't the issue.
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Juan Williams speech is not free.

And certainly not when he is appearing on the Fox News Network.
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Fired, really?

Even after composing all of those classic film scores?
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So, you actually think someone should be fired for voicing their opinion?
You see a paid news contributor being terminated for public comments deemed inappropriate by his employer as a free speech issue? What world are you living in, exactly?
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DeMint will introduce bill to defund NPR

In his “Talking Points Memo” tonight, Bill O’Reilly said that “Jim DeMint will introduce legislation to defund” NPR in the wake of Juan Williams’s firing.

CNN’s Peter Hamby later tweeted confirmation.

“This is like the ACORN deal – no more money to NPR,” O’Reilly said. “NPR has now devolved into a totalitarian outfit functioning as an arm of the far left.”

A visibly shaken Williams was on the show to talk about his firing, pointing out that he was the only black man on NPR.

“I didn’t fit in their box there,” he said.

Karl Rove and O’Reilly also discussed two seven-figure gifts from George Soros, or Soros-founded entities, to NPR and Media Matters this week.

UPDATE: DeMint's office has confirmed that the senator will announce the legislation tomorrow.
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Isn't this man running on a "less government" campaign?
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tax payer money not going to NPR would be less government funding

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Juan Williams speech is not free.

And certainly not when he is appearing on the Fox News Network.


Williams, who has served as a regular contributor on Fox News since 1997, got a new multi-year deal from the cable channel. Terms were not disclosed, but a source close to the network said Williams is getting a pay hike that will net him close to $2 million a year over three years.



no FREE speech from Mr. Williams
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