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October 25, 2010 06:42

CEO Vivian Schiller can’t get her story straight.

By STEPHEN F. HAYES at The Weekly Standard


Vivian Schiller, CEO of the network, blamed Williams’s termination on his televised comments. “His remarks on The O’Reilly Factor this past Monday were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.”

The backlash was swift; critics on the left and the right accused NPR of overreach and censorship. Angry listeners flooded the voicemail and email inboxes of NPR stations across the country. Firing Juan Williams for saying something that a majority of Americans believe—and for saying it in a deeply personal, almost apologetic way—had revealed NPR as a heavy-handed enforcer of political correctness.


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