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fatback65
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04:15 PM on 10/24/2010
Juan broke NPR's rules regarding inserting commentary. This is not the first time. He went too far. Bye Juan.
04:00 PM on 10/24/2010
The most revealing part of all this is how FOX is no longer a puppet of the Republican party, the Republican party is a puppet of FOX News.

Apparently, Bill O'Reilly can just call up his boy, DeMint, and he'll introduce legislation on the Senate floor the next day.
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bwither
03:57 PM on 10/24/2010
So basically he's the newest incarnation of Bernie Goldberg; couldn't make it in a traditional news outlet, and decides the situation had nothing to do with his own behavior.

NPR has a very clear policy about it's analysts and reporters engaging in punditry

---9. NPR journalists must get permission from the Vice President for their Division or their designee to appear on TV or other media. It is not necessary to get permission in each instance when the employee is a regular participant on an approved show. Permission for such appearances may be revoked if NPR determines such appearances are harmful to the reputation of NPR or the NPR participant.

10. In appearing on TV or other media including electronic Web-based forums, NPR journalists should not express views they would not air in their role as an NPR journalist. They should not participate in shows electronic forums, or blogs that encourage punditry and speculation rather than rather than fact-based analysis.--
03:56 PM on 10/24/2010
Was anyone else reminded of the scene in Star Wars: Episode 3 where Anakin falls to the dark side and submits his allegiance to his new master, Palpatine?

Henceforth, you should be known as Darth Juan!
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ibsteve2u
Someone who cares - to his unending regret
03:40 PM on 10/24/2010
'O'Reilly told him that things would turn out for the best, in part because "Congress is going to defund NPR...and you did it, Williams."'

I.e., in the words of Richard "Rick" Jeanneret - the Buffalo Sabres' television and radio play-by-play announcer:

"GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!"
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duhtruth
05:28 PM on 10/24/2010
The announcer for sanity in America screamed about Juan and Bill: dimwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttssssssssss!!!!!
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ramsha
02:43 PM on 10/24/2010
For Fox news media men and woman Muslim bashing is a common place, regular feature. Among the other groups they bash regularly are the non-Christians in general, the liberals, our President, and anybody that disagrees with their conservative ideology. Hence they really cannot comprehend the fact that somebody got fired for what they have all along taken for granted as their 'Right' of speech.
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alieninvader
02:43 PM on 10/24/2010
How can I get a job as a $2 million professional victim? I guess I'd have to go over to the dark (Republican) side.
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ibsteve2u
Someone who cares - to his unending regret
03:32 PM on 10/24/2010
Personally, the speed with which that money sprang into existence causes me to doubt the spontaneity of Williams' comments, particularly in light of NPR's previous objections to Williams' appearances on Fox and, accordingly, the predictability of their reaction to his words.

Do I think Ailes and Fox - and Williams - are that perfidious? Oh, h___ yes.
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alieninvader
04:26 PM on 10/24/2010
Exactly. Corporate contracts, especially those involving business managers and agents, don't get signed that quickly. It just doesn't happen.
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rascalcat
Lover of liberal women and cheap wine.Or was it...
02:28 PM on 10/24/2010
Fox News Reporters Fired For Truthful Reporting on Genetic Engineering in Milk and Monsanto

http://todayyesterdayandtomorrow.wordpress.com/2007/06/23/fox-news-reporters-fired-for-truthful-reporting-on-genetic-engineering-in-milk-and-monsanto/

Woopsie!
02:15 PM on 10/24/2010
Juan, you are pathetic at this point. Get over it Dude. Instead of recognizing your error and taking some time before acting, you responded precipitously and made a deal with the Devil. You sold your principles and got your 30 pieces of silver. Go spend your money, 'cause no matter how much you run your mouth from here on, you can't win back your integrity or reputation. Have a nice life.
01:52 PM on 10/24/2010
Aw c'mon, everybody knows you don't go to a psychiatrist because you are mentally unstable!

Aw c'mon, giving your personal opinion and saying how you felt---- are the same thing!

Read Michael Moore's open letter to Williams, it's excellent.
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Madagain
antirepublicanism
01:45 PM on 10/24/2010
Bill (O-Realy) just said in this video that Juan wasn't fired because he gave an opinion, he was fired for stating what he thought. Want to run that by me again (O-Realy). Juan, injoy your stay at the corporate buffet, You may have gained some TP fans but you are no longer one I will ever listen to, Mr. sell out.
01:38 PM on 10/24/2010
Juan: "Yes sir Boss whatever your say Boss we's gots a nice house!"
Billo: " Keep on shinning boy & you'll go far"

We REAL ninjas know who's down & who aint ....
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Marichu
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01:38 PM on 10/24/2010
Not too shabby, a multi-million dollar contract with Fox; didn’t have that with NPR. Hmmmmmm, kinda leaves to me wonder. . . . .
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duhtruth
05:29 PM on 10/24/2010
Why wonder? You hit it head on!!!!
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LogicalMathMan
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01:16 PM on 10/24/2010
Does anyone believe that this incident would've gained so much traction, but for Bill O appearing on 'The View', and the elections being merely a week away?
01:04 PM on 10/24/2010
Let me get this straight...according to the 22 month old RULE on color. Anyone criticizing a black man is a RACIST. SO.....
it appears there are a whole lot of racists in here.