Do you think what Juan Williams said was wrong?
I feel the exact same way as Juan and I appreciate the fact that he enough guts to come out and say it. There is no reason he should have been fired for that. What do you think?
I never heard of Juan Williams, so I don't know anything about him or what he said.
I know that Juan Williams is an announcer for NPR and Fox News (I think...) - I've definitely heard him before. And I think that he was recently fired for saying something that some people thought was racist, but it would be really helpful if you provided a link to the details. You are allowed to post an answer to your own question, so you can provide the details there.
Correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't he get fired from NPR for saying that he gets worried when he sees Muslims when he's on an airplane? Stuff like that should be kept private in my opinion, no need to say that out loud in public.
Uh oh, I totally agree with you on this. It's bull*hit when you can't have an opinion about something without being fired. I will say though I don't really agree about when seeing them in muslim garb would worry me. I worry about the ones you don't even notice.
after thinking about this for some time, my conclusion is that Williams shouldn't have put himself in this position -- on NPR he's a reporter and analyst, and needs to present as impartial; on Fox he's giving his opinion, which is a different function.
the difference is still significant, and news organizations with high standards like NPR need to take these actions. the NY Times, eg uses different print styles - normal margins for news, left justified columns for analysis, with separate, clearly marked pages for opinion.
Overall, it looks like everything worked out ok, and WIlliams will be able to continue to function as a liberal voice on FOX, fwiw -- WIlliams' actual statement is another question entirely with which you can disagree
by Flightkeeper 8 years ago
Juan Williams who forks for NPR as a political analyst was fired for expressing a fear on the Bill O'Reilly show. "Bill, I'm not a bigot. You know the kind of books I've written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who...
by Ralph Schwartz 4 months ago
The artist says the cartoon depicts the behavior of tennis superstar Serena Williams during her US Open loss - Social Justice Warriors claim it's pure racism and nothing more. What's your opinion?
by NicoleforObama 10 years ago
Senator Clinton and the Clinton machine keeps going and going and going....If senator Clinton is holding out to become VP, Obama should not leave his drink behind if she is the only person in that room. I am ashamed to be a woman. We are stronger and better than this. I was all for the first woman...
by Alecia Murphy 5 years ago
Do you think a mistake on the first day should lead to you being fired?If it was your first day on the job and you had a slip of the tongue, do you think you'd understand your boss' need to fire you? A newsreader was recently fired for dropping the f-bomb on the air and it was his first day. Do you...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
The members of Westboro Baptist Church need to realize the true meaning of Christianity. These people can be aptly described as hatemongers. They believe that LGBT people are doomed and deserve to have AIDS. They are also against the sociopolitical...
by Randy Godwin 18 months ago
What do you think about Trump's bluffing about the Comey tapes?For 41 days neither Donald or any other WH spokesperson would confirm whether the much discussed conversation between Trump and Comey was recorded in some manner. After DT tweeted Comey "better hope there weren't tapes" he...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|