Juan Williams' Hot Water

NPR listeners are flooding the station with complaints about Juan Williams mouthing off about Our Belle Michelle on Fox News. The station decided to remove his NPR affiliation (he's an analyst) whenever he appears on the Fair & Balanced cable network.


The Buzz is really starting to worry about Fox News commentator and NPR analyst Juan Williams. As if his unfounded criticism of Gwen Ifill's Obama book last fall weren't bad enough, he shocked us again with his comments on Faux News about Our Belle Michelle: "Michelle Obama, you know, she's got this Stokely Carmichael in a designer dress thing going." 

What shining paragon of black womanhood will Williams defile next? Oprah?

Hundreds of listeners have been writing to NPR complaining about him crossing the line. The NPR ombudsman wrote that the station had debated "whether giving its listeners the benefit of Williams' voice is worth the cost of annoying some listeners for his work on Fox."
The radio network decided to ask Williams to remove his NPR identification whenever he is on O'Reilly. As if that will help!



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