Thursday, October 21, 2010

Now He's Just Being A Dick

Williams said that NPR's move to fire him was "a chilling assault on free speech" that came about due to "political correctness and ideological orthodoxy" by the "self-righteous ideological, left-wing leadership at NPR." He also recounted the years of tension between him and his bosses at NPR that resulted from his association with Fox.
Well, at least we now know where Juan Williams stands.

In my opinion, this is not about oppression of free speech, as much as Sarah Palin wants it to be. Juan Williams is free to say whatever he wants. That does not mean that the objective news organization he works for doesn't have the right to terminate his contract because of inappropriate statements he made while identifying himself as an analyst of said organization.

Why do these defenders of the Constitution fail to understand that freedom of speech does not mean the possibility of repercussions about the asinine things you are free to say?  It doesn't exist in a vacuum.

To top it off, this winds up being a big payday for Williams, as he was immediately contracted by Fox News for a multi-year $2 million deal. Seems to be the best mistake Williams ever made.


JUDI M. said...

How about a well-thought-out mistake? Doesn't this whole affair sound a little fishy to you?

NowhereMan said...

Juan if you seriously thought you had credibility ,you lost it when you joined Fox.But you made your choice like all the talking heads in Fox have:you would rather be rich than to be credible.Go back to the porch Juan!