Bill O’Reilly Blasts NPR Over Williams Firing, 10.21.2010

(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.)

Juan Williams: Chilling Free Speech In America (UPDATED, C.A.I.R. & The Money Trail Behind NPR)

Juan Williams: Chilling Free Speech In America (UPDATED, C.A.I.R. & The Money Trail Behind NPR)

UPDATE: 10.21.2010, The line in the sand is being drawn:

Juan Williams Signs New Multi-Year Deal with Fox News Channel

NPR Fires Juan Williams; Fox News Expands His Role

In making the announcement, Ailes said, “Juan has been a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints since his tenure began at Fox News in 1997. He’s an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis.”

Also, today Glenn Beck announced on his television program that George Soros contributed $1.9 (Editors Note: My typo) $1.8 Million to NPR. Check out NPR’s memo at the bottom of this post.


What Would These Guys Have Done? (Oh, excuse me! What DID THESE GUYS DO?)

A few thoughts about the firing of Juan Williams by NPR because he spoke his truth and committed the sin of exercising his God-given right to free speech in the America infiltrated by progressive ‘know-it-alls‘.

  1. I’m not a big fan of Juan Williams but I will defend to the death his right to exercise his right to free speech.
  2. A close friend from Nigeria who fled that country because he was a christian used to tell me on almost a daily basis, “if you speak the truth, you are considered rude.”
  3. This isn’t so much about trying to shut down FoxNews and make people shy away from appearing on the cable news station, this is more about the CONTINUED ‘Chilling Of Free Speech’ in this country when it comes to anything the globalists don’t want interfering with their agenda. (Like Americans who have independent thought, action, and who exercise all of their freedoms.)
  4. This entire situation is just more fodder for the Dems and the administration to wave the left hand vigorously and distract you while they bitchslap you with the right.  What are Wall Street and those federal economic agencies doing today?  What’s happening with Fraudclosure or the value of the dollar? Oh that’s right, Fannie and Freddie need another bailout.
  5. NPR may have just broken the camel’s back; which is what always happens when you push good people too far – they let you know what they think!
  6. Do you think that Juan Williams will have a David Horowitz moment now?
  7. Are you as sick of the multiculturalism as I am?  What are you first and foremost; an American or something else?

Juan Williams’ response to his firing by NPR:

According to Vivian Shiller , ‘this action was not anti-Fox’.  I am calling bull**** on that statement, although the ‘anti-Fox’ aspect is only one agenda of many that the left thinks they are going to advance by firing Juan Williams.

RAW DATA: NPR Internal Memo on Juan Williams

The following is an internal memo sent on behalf of NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller:

Dear AREPS,

Thank you for all of your varying feedback on the Juan Williams situation. Let me offer some further clarification about why we terminated his contract early.

First, a critical distinction has been lost in this debate. NPR News analysts have a distinctive role and set of responsibilities. This is a very different role than that of a commentator or columnist. News analysts may not take personal public positions on controversial issues; doing so undermines their credibility as analysts, and that’s what’s happened in this situation. As you all well know, we offer views of all kinds on your air every day, but those views are expressed by those we interview – not our reporters and analysts.

Second, this isn’t the first time we have had serious concerns about some of Juan’s public comments. Despite many conversations and warnings over the years, Juan has continued to violate this principal.

Third, these specific comments (and others made in the past), are inconsistent with NPR’s ethics code, which applies to all journalists (including contracted analysts):

“In appearing on TV or other media . . . NPR journalists should not express views they would not air in their role as an NPR journalist. They should not participate in shows . . . that encourage punditry and speculation rather than fact-based analysis.”

More fundamentally, “In appearing on TV or other media including electronic Web-based forums, NPR journalists should not express views they would not air in their role as an NPR journalist.”

Unfortunately, Juan’s comments on Fox violated our standards as well as our values and offended many in doing so.

Here is the truth:

We’re profoundly sorry that this happened during fundraising week. Juan’s comments were made Monday night and we did not feel it would be responsible to delay this action.

This was a tough decision and we appreciate your support.

Thanks,

Vivian

Vivian Schiller

President & CEO, NPR

Vivian has a wholelottasplaining to do.

Megyn Kelly interviewing Ibrahim Hooper of C.A.I.R.:

The money trail behind NPR from Bret Baier:

Your Money Juan Williams And NPR Money Trail

Reserved Seating For DHS And Their Database

Reserved Seating For DHS And Their Database

Dept. Homeland Insecurity Reserved Seating

Considering how much time DHS spends on this site, I felt they should have their own ‘way-too-opulent’, overstuffed, armchair to be totally comfy while they track what they consider to be an ‘American Domestic Terrorist‘ – namely the tigger.

Today, they stopped by to look at this article from Sept. 14, 2010:

Homeland Security To Establish Mirror Database With Privacy Exception

If I hear one more ‘conservative’ talking head state that Bush 43 kept us safe after 9.11, or that 19 hijackers took down the twin towers all by themselves, I think I will absolutely lose my mind from the lowing of the moos in the field.

No 9.11; no Patriot Act with accompanying anthrax scare; no Department of Homeland Security to create a mirror database of personal information and then take an exemption from the 1974 Privacy Act.  Who needs a national ID card when DHS has the mirror database, The Fed has all your financial records, and Obamacare has everything else including your bank account information to draw funds electronically for medical care?

Now, given that DHS hasn’t secured the border, people who read the Constitution have been labeled as possible domestic terrorists, and the FBI considers the ‘sovereign’ movement to be domestic terrorists, do we watchdogs of the republic still look insane or are you feeling us yet?

Hit the link if you need all the information to refresh your memory.

Also, please feel free to wave that very special wave to the FDIC and Fannie Mae who did flybys this morning.  I wonder what DHS is going to do when I am able to prove that they are breaking a very important law…?

‘Spooky Dude’, George Soros’ Connections

Have fun. I just love that OneWest Bank is connected to Georgie, and make sure to double click on Open Society Institute to see the mapped connections there.


(H/T LG)

GUIDE TO THE GEORGE SOROS NETWORK

To gain some perspective on the massive levels of funding that George Soros lavishes on the far Left, be sure to view this vital document:
Organizations Funded Directly by George Soros and his Open Society Institute

George Soros is one of the most powerful men on earth. A New York hedge fund manager, he has amassed a personal fortune estimated at about $13 billion (as of 2009). His management company controls billions more in investor assets. Since 1979, Soros’ foundation network — whose flagship is the Open Society Institute (OSI) — has dispensed more than $5 billion to a multitude of organizations whose objectives are consistent with those of Soros. (The President of OSI and the Soros Foundation Network is Aryeh Neier, former Director of the socialist League for Industrial Democracy.) With assets of $1.93 billion as of 2008, OSI alone donates scores of millions of dollars annually to these various groups, whose major agendas can be summarized as follows:

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