Juan Williams, the $2 Million Man
Juan Williams, the $2 Million Man

Juan Williams is the luckiest unluckiest man in the world. Williams, whose contract was terminated by NPR, received a three-year, $2 million contract from Fox News. All should be right with the world, because Williams can now spew whatever venom he wants, unchecked. Clearly that's not enough, since several high-profile Republicans have called for NPR's federal funding to be cut. Come again? Not the political party that frowns on big government and government interference. Let's get this straight: The government should cut funding to NPR because of an internal personnel decision made by NPR? Yeah, OK. What do you expect from Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Jim Demint and John Boehner? It's all good, until it happens to a Republican or GOP sympathizer. People get fired all the time for saying things that do not reflect the values of the company for which they work. It just doesn't make the front page of the newspaper unless that someone is high profile. Welcome to the real world, Mr. Williams. Oh, but it's not really real, because most people don't get $2 million contracts, especially in the same industry, hours after being fired. Count your blessings, and tell your Republican bandwagon to take it down a thousand.

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