(For those that need to catch up on the entire Juan Williams/NPR fiasco, hit the link: Juan Williams: Chilling Free Speech In America.)
Bill O’Reilly, in his talking points memo, blasts taxpayer funded NPR for the firing of Juan Williams stating that Mr. Williams was fired because of his association with FoxNews, that former NY Times employee and NPR CEO, Vivian Schiller should be fired for incompetence, that Sen. Jim Demint will be introducing legislation to defund NPR, and that George Soros has infused millions in cash to Media Matter and NPR (to hire political journalists) to attack FoxNews. Mr. O’Reilly believes that NPR will ‘rue the day’ they decided to impose rules on free speech, and that NPR has ‘devolved into a totalitarian outfit functioning as an arm of the far left.‘ (Wow, Bill, you just figured that out? Actions speak louder than words, and yes, us little people have to slap you silly sometimes; we’ve known for over two years now.)
I personally believe that now that the progressives have the prize in their sights, they are going to go whole-hog to achieves their ends. I say, “Bring It” because FoxNews is NOT the only alternative news platform and ‘net neutrality’ does not scare us.
(And for those that are interested in the double standard, check out this Weekly Standard piece: Bill Moyers, Still Working For PBS, Even After Comparing GOP to Taliban.)