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October 22, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
IT'S ALWAYS troublesome when someone who gets paid for speaking his mind gets fired for speaking his mind, so it's especially troublesome that NPR chose to fire longtime commentator Juan Williams . Yes, Williams' comment that he gets nervous every time he sees a Muslim on a plane was bigoted - and the fact that millions of Americans may agree with him doesn't make it less so - but NPR has chosen to employ him for 10 years because it seemingly valued...
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October 22, 2010
WHEN I first met him, Juan Williams was maybe 19 or 20, a student at Haverford College and an intern at the old Philadelphia Bulletin. At a glance, he was indistinguishable from a lot of college kids. He was studious, articulate and seemed to fit in at the small, elite suburban campus. But he was cut from a different cloth. He grew up in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant section, went to Haverford on a scholarship. His parents were hardworking, blue-collar workers from Panama.
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August 2, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fox News commentator and former NPR news analyst Juan Williams calls himself the worst kind of bigot on the very first page of his new book, Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate (Crown, $24). "I am a bigot," he writes. "I hate Muslims. I am a fomenter of hate and intolerance. I am a black guy who makes fun of Muslims for the entertainment of white racists. " Williams, who will discuss the book Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Central Library, is, of course, being sarcastic.
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November 3, 2010 | By George Curry, Inquirer Columnist
First it was Helen Thomas. Then it was Rick Sanchez. And now it's Juan Williams. All were fired or pressured to resign because of controversial comments they made away from their places of employment. Williams' case illustrates the difficulty of trying to blend fact-based analysis with what's been called opinion-tainment. It was wrong for National Public Radio to allow Williams to appear on Fox News as a commentator and then cancel his contract because it disagreed with his opinion. NPR decided to fire Williams after he said in a discussion with Bill O'Reilly, "I mean, look, Bill.
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May 14, 2010 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A young North Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to raping a classmate as she lay unconscious and dying after a day of hooky and heavy drinking was sentenced Thursday to five to 10 years in prison. Juan Williams, 19, apologized to the judge, his family, and the families of codefendant Shareef Clemons and of the victim, 15-year-old Kierra Johnson, in a letter read by defense attorney Donald Chisholm II. Assistant District Attorney Eileen Hurley said Williams' sentence from Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Ceisler was in the "aggravated range" she had requested but she also credited Williams for pleading guilty and offering to testify against Clemons.
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November 5, 2010
RE FATIMAH Ali's Oct. 26 column: Is it tolerance or intolerance that allows you to pray to Allah five times a day? Or that allows your opinions in a newspaper column? The fact that NPR fired Juan Williams for sharing his feelings shows us the oxymoron that is "tolerant liberal. " Mr. Williams didn't toe the leftist line, therefore he was no longer tolerated and was a bigot. I'm right there with you, Juan - I also share those feelings. If it were the "acts of a few," it wouldn't be as big a concern.
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July 25, 2000
Brit Hume: What do you think Dick Cheney [would add] to the ticket, Juan, if he's chosen? Juan Williams. Nothing. That's the problem. This is a dud of a pick. If that's the pick - let me just tell you, his father, George Bush, the former president, chose Dan Quayle because he thought this will add some excitement, some youth, some sex to the ticket.. . . Hume: Look what happened. Williams: Now we look, and we see the son, who is seeking some gravitas to say to people that he is an intelligent man, he's capable, is going off and picking this guy who is best known as the secretary of defense, but down there in Texas making millions.
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December 8, 1992
MALCOLM X, THE CONSERVATIVE THINKER Almost across the board, black conservatives take it as a given that if he were alive today, the mature, 67-year-old Malcolm X would be using his strong persona, his prophetic statements, his grab-you-by-the-throat speaking style, to get black Americans to take action and organize themselves economically and socially to deal with the rising number of black children without families, the breakdown of the education...
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May 13, 2010 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A young North Philadelphia man who pleaded guilty to raping a classmate as she lay unconscious and dying after a day of hooky and heavy drinking was sentenced Thursday to five to 10 years in prison. Juan Williams, 19, apologized to the judge, his family, and the families of codefendant Shareef Clemons and of the victim, 15-year-old Kierra Johnson, in a letter read by defense attorney Donald Chisholm II. Assistant District Attorney Eileen Hurley said Williams' sentence from Common Pleas Court Judge Ellen Ceisler was in the "aggravated range" she had requested but she also credited Williams for pleading guilty and offering to testify against Clemons.
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August 2, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fox News commentator and former NPR news analyst Juan Williams calls himself the worst kind of bigot on the very first page of his new book, Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate (Crown, $24). "I am a bigot," he writes. "I hate Muslims. I am a fomenter of hate and intolerance. I am a black guy who makes fun of Muslims for the entertainment of white racists. " Williams, who will discuss the book Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Library of Philadelphia's Central Library, is, of course, being sarcastic.
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July 2, 2011 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Let's talk about guys who get everything , OK? Like this guy Fran├žois-Henri Pinault . Dude is French, gets to have that weird little hook off the c in his name, is a billionaire (Yes! In a socialist state!), and may go around fecundating impossibly beautiful women! We already know Frank-Hank's fathered a child by Mexican stun-gun Salma Hayek . Her daughter, Valentina Paloma , was born in 2007, and mom and dad wed in 2009. Now, says the New York Post, FHP may also be the father of another 4-year-old: son Augustin James , by frighteningly gorgeous Canadian-Italian Linda Evangelista . She has been classily mum about the father's identity, but the Post thinks it's got the goods.
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November 5, 2010
RE FATIMAH Ali's Oct. 26 column: Is it tolerance or intolerance that allows you to pray to Allah five times a day? Or that allows your opinions in a newspaper column? The fact that NPR fired Juan Williams for sharing his feelings shows us the oxymoron that is "tolerant liberal. " Mr. Williams didn't toe the leftist line, therefore he was no longer tolerated and was a bigot. I'm right there with you, Juan - I also share those feelings. If it were the "acts of a few," it wouldn't be as big a concern.
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November 3, 2010 | By George Curry, Inquirer Columnist
First it was Helen Thomas. Then it was Rick Sanchez. And now it's Juan Williams. All were fired or pressured to resign because of controversial comments they made away from their places of employment. Williams' case illustrates the difficulty of trying to blend fact-based analysis with what's been called opinion-tainment. It was wrong for National Public Radio to allow Williams to appear on Fox News as a commentator and then cancel his contract because it disagreed with his opinion. NPR decided to fire Williams after he said in a discussion with Bill O'Reilly, "I mean, look, Bill.
NEWS
October 26, 2010
IFIND it hypocritical of Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee to rush to defend Juan Williams' First Amendment rights in saying when he sees a passenger in Muslim garb on a plane, he gets nervous. I don't recall either one rushing to the defense of Helen Thomas when she was forced to retire as a White House reporter when she put her foot in her mouth with a comment regarded as anti-Semitic. And Palin believes Williams should be able to exercise his First Amendment right, but believes Muslims shouldn't exercise theirs to build a mosque in Lower Manhattan?
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October 26, 2010
ISHOULD have been gleeful when NPR fired Juan Williams. He not only insulted me personally by taking a verbal swipe at the cultural attire worn by Muslims when he admitted that he "gets nervous and worried" when he's "on a plane with people who are wearing Islamic garb," but he also offended millions of other Muslims like me who pray five times daily to Allah. Shame on him for stoking the flames of fear that continue to spread throughout the Western world against Muslims who aren't responsible for the horrendous acts of terrorism committed by a few fanatics.
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October 26, 2010 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
A respected professional makes remarks on national television that are perceived as bigoted. Soon thereafter, he's fired. It's 1987, not 2010. L.A. Dodgers general manager Al Campanis, lifelong friend of Jackie Robinson, and a man who for years championed black players in the Major Leagues, gets booted for saying on Nightline that African Americans "may not have some of the necessities" to be team managers. Pointing to his distinguished career, many people said he was a victim of political correctness.
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October 23, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
You know how people always ask, "Where were you?" when the most cosmos-shattering events occur? Well, remember where you are right now as you read this unlikeliest of alliterative phrases: Lucky Lindsay Lohan . Yes, lucky is the word at least one celeb news report used to describe the actress who Friday was once again in court. The luck wore a black robe, when L.A. Superior Court Judge Elden Fox ordered her to complete three more months of rehab rather than sending her to the pokey for failing a court-ordered drug test for a previous drug-problem problem.
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October 22, 2010 | By Howard Gensler
IT'S ALWAYS troublesome when someone who gets paid for speaking his mind gets fired for speaking his mind, so it's especially troublesome that NPR chose to fire longtime commentator Juan Williams . Yes, Williams' comment that he gets nervous every time he sees a Muslim on a plane was bigoted - and the fact that millions of Americans may agree with him doesn't make it less so - but NPR has chosen to employ him for 10 years because it seemingly valued...
NEWS
October 22, 2010
WHEN I first met him, Juan Williams was maybe 19 or 20, a student at Haverford College and an intern at the old Philadelphia Bulletin. At a glance, he was indistinguishable from a lot of college kids. He was studious, articulate and seemed to fit in at the small, elite suburban campus. But he was cut from a different cloth. He grew up in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant section, went to Haverford on a scholarship. His parents were hardworking, blue-collar workers from Panama.
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