He spoke the gospel. Really messed up that they thought they were speaking in confidence and were set up. We live in a p*ssy ass country at times. Ron Shiller has since resigned but he was due to leave his post in May anyway.
Juan Williams is a boot licking sellout and has some nerve saying this statement and I am glad he got canned. Video courtesy of Buzzfeed.
Juan Williams, fired by NPR today for honestly expressing his fear of scary Muslims in our nation’s skies, has now responded publicly, saying that his remark was “not a bigoted statement,” and faulting NPR for firing him without even letting him speak to them in person about it. (NPR says in a memo that it’s had “many conversations and warnings over the years” with Williams about his public statements). Also Bill O’Reilly is now leaping to Williams’ defense and calling for funding cuts for NPR, which is the official new talking point on this, apparently. Juan Williams’ future as a heroic favorite at Fox News is suddenly very clear.
Source: NPR, Associated Press
Pakistani commandos freed dozens of hostages held by militants at the army’s own headquarters Sunday, ending a bloody, 22-hour drama that embarrassed the nation’s military as it plans a new offensive against al-Qaida and the Taliban.
The standoff killed 20 people, including three captives and nine militants, who wore army fatigues in the audacious assault. The rescue operation began before dawn Sunday, ultimately freeing 42 hostages, the military said.
NPR, All Things Considered, July 7, 2009 · Hundreds of majority Han Chinese, many of them armed, roamed the streets Tuesday in China’s far western city of Urumqi in the aftermath of ethnic violence between Han and minority Uighurs that killed at least 156 people.
The local government narrowly avoided a second wave of widespread violence, arresting more than 1,400 people and imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew.
At an intersection near city hall in Urumqi, capital of China’s Xinjiang region, crowds of mostly young, ethnic Han men milled about Tuesday. They carried clubs, meat cleavers, shovels and iron bars.
When a car suddenly plowed into a produce truck, the armed men surged into the intersection, as if fearing a Uighur attack. No one was hurt, but the scene seemed poised to explode into primal ethnic violence.