In case you missed it, here’s what Juan Williams said to get fired from his job as an NPR reporter:
He got fired for being politically incorrect. He got fired for doing the one thing that no journalist wants to do: he told the truth. The fact of the matter is that Muslims, similarly garbed, hijacked airplanes in the United State of America and used them as suicide missiles, causing disgusting levels of death and destruction. When he gets on an airplane and sees individuals matching the exact description of terrorists who carried out the most devastating attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor, why shouldn’t he feel uncomfortable? Why shouldn’t any of us?
In no way did he say the entire population of Muslims held extreme terrorist tendencies. He voiced the opinion of many Americans in this country, and he lost his job for doing so.
Erick Erickson of Redstate weighed in on the topic as well:
“All Juan Williams did is say both exactly how he feels and how many, many other Americans feel on this subject. The man’s body of work makes clear he is no bigot. But we sure can’t offend muslims can we?”
We surely cannot. We can’t offend any minority. Because that amounts to racism. Always. What is our world coming to when the people responsible for reporting the truth and informing public opinion can no longer do so because that truth is politically incorrect? I’ll tell you: it means the end of public understanding of issues. It means the death of the truth. It means the death of reality and the birth of a world of illusion that will kill us faster than any other threat to our country. Political correctness is a threat to our national security. We have to stop this madness. It begins with the death of the truth, and once the truth is gone, you can say goodbye to America as we know it.
Here is Williams’ description of his correspondence with NPR executives after his termination:
Goodbye reality, America doesn’t like you anymore.