NPR CEO Apologizes For How Juan Williams Was Fired, Not THAT He Was Fired
Vivian Schiller, the NPR CEO who fired Juan Williams wrote a letter to colleagues apologizing for the way she handled the firing on Juan Williams. But how about an apology Williams?
I stand by my decision to end NPR’s relationship with Juan Williams, but deeply regret the way I handled and explained it. You have my pledge that the NPR team and I will reflect on all aspects of our actions, and strive to improve them in the future.
Schiller says, “He was explicitly and repeatedly asked to respect NPR’s standards and to avoid expressing strong personal opinions on controversial subjects in public settings, as that is inconsistent with his role as an NPR news analyst.” However as other media outlets have repeatedly noted, besides the fact that Juan has been expressing opinions for years both in books and on FOX News, other NPR personnel such as Nina Totenberg and Mara Liasson have been expressing opinions for years. Besides, what is a news “analyst”? Isn’t that someone who analyzes the news by giving a take on it? That’s “opinion” as far as I know.Click here for reuse options!
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