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  •  I have been consistent in my (1+ / 0-)
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    criticism of NPR since the right wingers took over there during the Bush administration.

    They do look ridiculous and if you want to worry about my "cover" then be my guest.  I find NPR to be rather right wing in most of its coverage and narratives since about 2002 or so.

    After my post today I saw a headline saying that NPR now "regrets" the "way" they fired Williams.  Now they look even more ridiculous.  That does not mean that Williams and Fox are far worse and far more ludicrous.

    My point was that such a statement as proposed in the diary would fool no one and accomplish nothing more than well deserved derision of NPR if they made such a transparently hypocritical post hoc rationale that was not credible.  

    •  Your earlier commet was false (0+ / 0-)

      As well as this one.

      You say that NPR is not fooling anyone because NPR did fire juan williams becuase of his statement.

      But you're wrong because in their statement they explain that Juan Williams' character has been in question a number of times and NPR had asked juan to keep his opinions out of his reporting among other things.

      So you are wrong. And you are just trying to cover for Fox.

      •  if that is what they said then what is (0+ / 0-)

        the point of this diary?  The diary suggests that NPR focus on the fact that Williams was on Fox etc etc.  If that were the reason they would have fired him long ago.  If they were waiting to fire him and used this one comment they look pathetic and weak.  If they tried the line proposed in the diary they would look worse.

        •  But it's clear. That is a major reason they fired (0+ / 0-)


          I'm not sure why your comment is trying to dissuade from that fact.

          This diary was my thoughts before their statement came out. And when their statement came out, it was clear that this was exactly the dilemma. They were just less informing of Fox's (the news organization that fought and won its right in court to lie to its audience) dishonest 'journalism', and kind of used Juan as the window of fox.

    •  Regrets (0+ / 0-)

      Washington (CNN) -- National Public Radio's chief executive apologized to the network's employees Sunday for the way she handled the firing of news analyst Juan Williams.

      "While we stand firmly behind that decision, I regret that we did not take the time to better prepare our messaging and to provide you with the tools to cope with the fallout from this episode," CEO Vivian Schiller said in a memo to NPR staff.


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