News that Juan Williams' contract with NPR was terminated over comments he made about Muslims while appearing on Fox News shines a spotlight on the radio network's evergreen controversy: Its continued affiliation with Fox News. Specifically, NPR's Mara Liasson and her long-running association with Fox News has often raised questions. This might be the proper time for NPR to finally address that thorny issue.
I'm not suggesting Liasson has said anything as offensive as Williams, or that she has that kind of track record while appearing on Fox. I'm just saying that if you look at NPR's code of ethics, there's simply no way Liasson should be making appearances on Fox
Translation: "She hasn't actually done anything we can hang her for, but just showing up on Fox should be enough for NPR to fire her, too. That way we can cleanse NPR of people willing to not toe the line."
Interesting, isn't it? Lefties and 'progressives' who like to scream about 'free speech' and 'tolerance' and 'inclusiveness' doing everything they can to silence liberals who'll show up on a network the lefties don't like...
And as for them constantly calling conservative people racist,
"Juan Williams’ firing did not happen in a vacuum. It happened in the context of him having been the official Fox NewsOh, he did a strike-through, so he didn't really mean it and it's not a firing offense, right?
lawn jockeystooge for years."
Note: Based on the comments over there, it appears the strike-through was added only after people complained, so yes, the author did intend to call Juan Williams a "lawn jockey," and yes, as one of my readers commented, the folks who run Balloon-Juice also are the first to call conservatives racist.