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Juan Williams Tears Into NPR Over Ron Schiller Scandal (VIDEO)

Juan Williams

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/09/11 08:01 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

Juan Williams tore into his former employer, NPR, in the wake of the latest scandal to hit the network: fundraiser Ron Schiller's anti-Tea Party comments, which were caught on tape in a sting operation by conservative activist James O'Keefe.

Interestingly, O'Keefe told CNN on Tuesday that he targeted NPR because of its firing of Williams.

Schiller, who resigned from his post as one of NPR's top fundraisers on Tuesday, was caught calling Tea Party members "racist" and saying NPR would be "better off" without federal funds. NPR swiftly condemned the comments, and pushed Schiller out.

Schiller also defended the network's firing of Williams over comments he made about Muslims. In comments to the Fox Nation website, and in an appearance on Sean Hannity's Tuesday show, Williams was positively enraged by the scandal.

"This was an act of incredible condescension," Williams told Fox Nation. "...They will say things to your face about how there's no liberal orthodoxy at NPR, how they play it straight, but now you see it for what it is. They prostitute themselves for money."

Speaking to Hannity later, Williams repeated these charges.

"They say that people like me are bigots because I tell you what I feel," he said. "These people are not only attacking the Tea Party...they attack anybody who disagrees with their point of view. These folks are doing damage to real journalism at NPR...these people are destroying NPR."

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