View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

The thought police are alive and well

POSTED: October 27, 2010 4:00 a.m.

Recently, “National Public Radio” terminated the contract of Juan Williams after comments the veteran journalist and news analyst made about Muslims on FOX’s “The O’Reilly Factor” a few days before.

  

Williams was commenting how he felt when he gets on an airplane. He commented: “When I get on a plane, if I see people who are in Muslim garb, I get worried . . . .I get nervous.”

  

For making a comment about his feelings, he gets fired?

  

NPR issued a statement saying: “His remarks were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices.”

  

Since 9/11, who doesn’t have that same feeling if they are boarding a plane and you see four or five guys dressed in Muslim garb? I sure have!

  

Juan Williams is not a bigot. He’s black and has written books about the civil rights movement in this country. I’m sure he’s thoughtful of others’ feelings. He gave an honest answer, maybe not what NPR would have wanted.

  

To have the “feeling police” tag you as a bigot or a racist is baloney.

  

In the Koran it openly declares to “kill the infidel (that’s every non Muslim.)”

  

To quote that is “free speech,” but a news analyst cannot honestly share his feelings and what his first response might be?

  

For NPR to fire him confirms it is a liberal organization. Why is it necessary for taxpayers to be forced to contribute tax dollars to fund the organization? This makes me wonder that Georgie Soros and the Council on American-Islamic Relations is behind this.

  

NPR is bowing to their request to be “Politically Correct.”

  

This makes me wonder that maybe many of us out here in flyover country have just about had our fill of “Political Correctness.”

  

Seems like I do a lot of that lately. . . . . that wondering thing.

   

Bob Turpen

Dawson County

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Dawson County High Class of...
Chris Goodwin celebrates as...
Doug Collins holds onto sea...
U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-G...
Track team honored for succ...
Award winners from the trac...
Golf tournament raises fund...
Former North Carolina colle...
Primary election is set for...
Click the link below for th...
New traffic signals planned...
County officials announced ...
Maroon and white game all ...
Harley Waters eats his lunc...
Lacey and Queen top the region
Jed Lacey has coached Regio...
Cancer fundraiser relays pa...
60 Seconds performs at Rela...
 

Please wait ...