Juan Williams Fired From NPR
Juan Williams is officially off of NPR. NPR announced late on Wednesday night that it terminated the contract of longtime analyst Williams over his comments on Fox News that, when he is on a plane with Muslims, "I get nervous." In a statement, NPR said that it had informed Williams of its decision on Wednesday night, and that his remarks were "inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR." Williams had been a contributor and analyst at NPR for decades, but his dual role on Fox News, where he has also been a longtime and frequent contributor, drew so many complaints from NPR's listeners that it asked Fox News to stop identifying Williams as an "NPR news political analyst" in 2009. Co-signing with Bill O'Reilly definitely has consequences for a brother. It is clear that Williams' eyes are no longer on the prize. If they are, we can't tell.
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