Sarah Palin on NPR’s Firing of Juan Williams: Despite His Criticism of Her, She Says, “I Will Always Support His Right & the Right of All Americans to Speak Honestly about the Threats This Country Faces” (video)
Posted By Vicki McClure Davidson on October 21, 2010
I’m not surprised about this Facebook page entry. Sarah Palin is one classy, intelligent, America-loving gal.
Left-wing journalists will find some way to attack her for posting this, natch… only they don’t realize that she’s defending them as well. And she brings up many excellent points that the Left chooses to ignore or gloss over about the very-real and deadly consequences of lunatic jihadist radicals. Who are Islamic. A harsh reality that PC-minded liberals want to deny.
And Palin also addresses the taxpayer funding of NPR — right on!
At a time when our country is dangerously in debt and looking for areas of federal spending to cut, I think we’ve found a good candidate for defunding. National Public Radio is a public institution that directly or indirectly exists because the taxpayers fund it. And what do we, the taxpayers, get for this? We get to witness Juan Williams being fired from NPR for merely speaking frankly about the very real threat this country faces from radical Islam.
We have to have an honest discussion about the jihadist threat. Are we not allowed to say that Muslim terrorists have killed thousands of Americans and continue to plot the deaths of thousands more? Are we not allowed to say that there are Muslim states that aid and abet these fanatics? Are we not allowed to even debate the role that radical Islam plays in inciting this violence?
I don’t expect Juan Williams to support me (he’s said some tough things about me in the past) – but I will always support his right and the right of all Americans to speak honestly about the threats this country faces. And for Juan, speaking honestly about these issues isn’t just his right, it’s his job. Up until yesterday, he was doing that job at NPR. Firing him is their loss.
If NPR is unable to tolerate an honest debate about an issue as important as Islamic terrorism, then it’s time for “National Public Radio” to become “National Private Radio.” It’s time for Congress to defund this organization.
NPR says its mission is “to create a more informed public,” but by stifling debate on these issues, NPR is doing exactly the opposite. President Obama should make clear his commitment to free and honest discussion of the jihadist threat in our public debates – and Congress should make clear that unless NPR provides that public service, not one more dime.
Mr. President, what say you?
This NPR CEO woman is a piece of work… in her PR tap dancing, she implies that Williams is a nut job because he admitted that he gets nervous when Muslims in full Islamic garb are on an airplane with him. How many other Americans — including those who are Muslims who don’t deck out in 9th-century clothing — feel a similar nervousness these days?
Throw Juan under the bus, NPR… hooray for selective freedom of speech, and how do you like that government funding that conservatives pay for?
NPR CEO: Williams’ Views Should Stay Between Himself And “His Psychiatrist”
Riehl World View: Juan Williams Was Fired Because He’s Black
Pam Geller, Big Journalism: Truth Is the New Hate Speech: Long Past Time to Overthrow the Media and Save Ourselves
The Powers That Be: Naturally: NPR Fires Opinion Journalist for Offering Opinion
Diary of a Mad Conservative: Jeffery Lord: NPR CEO was a Soviet “fixer”
Gateway Pundit: Bill O’Reilly: “NPR Will Rue the Day… Congress Is Going to Defund NPR” (Video) and NPR CEO: Juan Williams’ Views Should Stay Between Himself And “His Psychiatrist” (Video) and Sarah Palin: It’s Time For National Public Radio to Become National Private Radio and NPR CEO Mocks Huckabee’s Call to Defund Channel – Says Government Contributions Are Insignificant and TOO MUCH FEEDBACK- NPR Can’t Take the Heat; Contact Page Shut Down and NPR: Where “Teabag” Videos Are Defended But Blaming 9-11 on Muslims Will Get You Fired and nd Sarah Palin: The GOP Is Through If It Doesn’t Embrace Tea Party Message (Video) and Agreed. Sarah Palin: “Nobody Tell Barack Obama What Number Comes After a Trillion” (Video) and Too Funny… Barbara Walters Scolds Cruella & Drusilla For Stomping Off Stage During the O’Reilly Visit (Video) and Muslim Dances on Altar of Catholic Basilica in Florence (Video) and Bill O’Reilly: “I’ll Stand By What I Said All Day Long- Muslims Killed Us on 9-11″ (Video) and Islamists Kill Pregnant Woman & Children For Protesting Public Beatings and Hypocrite Joy Behar Defends Islam But Has a Long History of Bashing Christians (Video) and Behar & Whoopi Storm Off Set after O’Reilly says “Muslims killed us on 9-11″ and Report: 5 European Airports Targeted in Terror Plot
Lachlan Markay, NewsBusters: Survey Shows Arabs More Opposed to GZ Mosque Than American Media
Frugal Café Blog Zone: Stunning: Admitting That Muslims on Airplanes Make You “Nervous” Will Get You Fired… Just Ask NPR’s Juan Williams (video) and Sarah Palin in SF: Politicians Should Know How to Run a Business, Balance a Budget… Boxer & Brown Act Like Permanent Residents of a “Unicorn Ranch in Fantasy Land” (video) and Psst, Left-wing Media: 1773 Was the First Boston Tea Party… Gwen Ifill & Daily Kos Try to Mock Sarah Palin’s Historical Reference, Bites Them in the Metaphorical Butts and Where’s the Media Outrage? Muslim Dances on Central Altar of Florence’s Cathedral (video) and Mega Mosque: 9/11 Firefighters Go to Court to Stop Islamic Victory Mosque at WTC Site and Media Hypocrisy & Silence: No Condemnation When Muslims Burn Bibles & Holy Texts, Destroy Crosses, & Christians’ Lives Threatened — 9/11 Families Speak Out (video) and As More Americans Learn about Ground Zero Mega Mosque, More Are Opposed to It… NYC Greek Orthodox Church Destroyed on 9/11 Still Not Permitted to Rebuild or Relocate (video) and Muslim Leaders Call Mega Mosque Opposition “Beyond Islamophobia” & Shows Hate of Muslims, Similar to Persecution of the Jews (video)
Atlas Shrugs: The Words That Got Juan Williams Fired From NPR – Even Liberals Aren’t Safe from Islamic Supremacism and If Republicans have any sense, they will see this as a guide to why they MUST oppose the mosque
DBKP – Death By 1000 Papercuts: Juan Williams Fired: NPR GRoupThink, Soros Money Trumps All
Nice Deb: Future Speaker: Why Are We Funding A Left-Wing Organization? and I Can Think Of Some Programs I’d Like To See Cut
Legal Insurrection: Juan Williams Fired For Acknowledging Negative Stereotypes
Thinklets: How about the self-righteous thought police at NPR get a real job for a change?
Michelle Malkin: 9/12: America’s monumental shame
Another Black Conservative: Associated Press to Staff: Don’t call it Ground Zero Mosque
Babalú Blog: “Shariah: The Threat to America”
RedState: The Point Not Being Made About Mosque-Gate