Juan Williams in 2010:
But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they’re identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.
Nina Totenberg in 1995:
I think [Jesse Helms] ought to be worried about what’s going on in the Good Lord’s mind, because if there is retributive justice, he’ll get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will.
The difference? Mr. Williams was fired by NPR while Ms. Totenberg was not.
Additionally, NPR has it in for reporter Mara Liasson:
Executives at National Public Radio recently asked the network’s top political correspondent, Mara Liasson, to reconsider her regular appearances on Fox News because of what they perceived as the network’s political bias, two sources familiar with the effort said.
Lastly, Left Winger George Soros donated $1.8 million to NPR so they could hire 100 reporters. He also donated $1 million to Left Wing Media Matters.
Media Matters, the ideologically bankrupt organization which accused Andrew Breitbart of editing a tape of former USDA employee Shirely Sherrod when she said she turned down a farmer because he was white, was caught editing a tape of two fill-ins for Glenn Beck on his radio show so it sounded like they said MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann was responsible for the death of nine people in Manchester, Connecticut at the hands of a disgrunted ex-employee.
The pair joked that the murderer, who was black, listened to Keith Olbermann spouting off about racism so much he was driven to murder. Then they said they were just kidding.
Turned out, Media Matters left that part out.
Journolism at its finest!