Saturday, October 23, 2010

Juan Williams Firing...

I haven't said anything about this because I didn't have anything to add to the reams of stories already out there, and I figured it would be obvious to my readers where I stood on it.  But I just finished viewing this video of Juan Williams own reaction (below), which I think is worth viewing in its entirety.

There are several possible outcomes from this imbroglio:
  • Juan Williams gets a better job.  Done: he's accepted a full time role at Fox News that came with a considerable raise.

  • NPR loses it's government funding.  I think this would be great, but it's not likely.  By the time Congress could act on this, the fervor will have all but died down.  Dang it!

  • NPR's incredibly under-qualified CEO could lose her job.  This seems likely to me, if there's any justice in the world.

  • NPR could fire a bunch of its other propagandists journalists, in order to appear fair to Juan Williams.  Unlikely, I think.  More likely: these journalists will start looking for other work, feeling at risk after Juan Williams' treatment.

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