By now, we all reviewed Juan Williams’s comments to Bill O’Reilly about Muslims on airplanes, and we already knew that the MSM regards any negative speech regarding any Muslims as impermissible. But there is another aspect of this event. Before Williams spoke his main point, he prefaced it with this (emphasis mine):
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.
Williams purposely prefaced his fateful comments with the requisite liberal buzz words in order to appease his bosses at NPR. You know, the same words that Liberals use to make loud-mouth retorts to Conservative opinions. Williams knew, as a member of the Left and of NPR, that before he said anything about Muslims, he had to put in some sort of disclaimer. The irony here, of course, is that he was speaking directly to Bill O’Reilly, the same man who was totally unwilling to bow to MSM pressure only days before when appeared on “The View”, where he made comments about Muslims attacking the United States without any such qualification. Funny how O’Reilly still has his job, but Williams does not, after both of them made appearances on shows whose hosts held generally opposing views to their guests. But this is, of course, how Liberals see the world: free speech is allowed when it doesn’t offend Muslims and it isn’t Conservative, while Conservatives value free speech. Hence, O’Reilly is still employed, but Whoopi Goldberg had to get up and leave the set of her own show.
But immediately before the disclaimer, Williams said something even more astonishing (emphasis mine):
I think, look, political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don’t address reality.
And therein lies the biggest irony of all- he was fired because, to quote NPR (emphasis mine):
His remarks on The O’Reilly Factorthis past Monday were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.
So let’s review:
1) Williams says political correctness isn’t reality
2) Williams uses a Liberal-appeasing disclaimer anyway
3) Williams states his opinion immediately after and in context of the above two points
4) NPR fires Williams under a claim of questionable credibility
Apparently, in the MSM world, the desire to actually address reality is grounds for questioning a journalist’s credibility, even when the proper Liberal qualifying disclaimers are clearly made. The MSM’s attempt to control free speech and what the general public is exposed to has now gone to another level, where one cannot even cover things with Liberal buzz words.
Now will the public finally see whose credibility is really undermined here?