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October 22, 2010
NPR CEO implies that Williams is crazy
Vivian Schiller later apologized but the quote is out there in all its snide, venomous glory:
Fired NPR news analyst Juan Williams should have kept his feeling about Muslims between himself and "his psychiatrist or his publicist," the network's CEO told an audience at the Atlanta Press Club earlier today.What a sweetheart of a boss, eh? She hits a twofer by bringing up, 1) Williams' mental stability; and 2) she introduces the idea that he was doing all this for publicity.
Mickey Kaus asks if the NPR CEO should "fire herself:"
NPR officials seem to have a free-floating hair trigger oversensitivity, even about their own thoughts. This wouldn't seem to make for exciting, or even honest, radio. It's clear from this interview, for example, that Williams' firing was in part delayed punishment for him saying that Michelle Obama had "this Stokely Carmichael in a designer dress thing going on." I guess that was a colorful line. Can't have that . . .
When even liberals think you've gone to far, time to go to the mattresses.