SOME TRUTH-TELLIN' – AT 11:02 A.M. ET: Juan Williams, who appears on Fox News as a kind of resident moderate/liberal on panels, has a commendable way of seing through the leftist fog. It's gotten him into trouble, but he has endured. Now he does some truth-tellin' about the nature of the mainstream media, as he's seen it. From Fox:
Fox News political analyst and “Special Report” panelist Juan Williams said in an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas that mainstream media outlets “stab” and “kill” dissenting voices.
Williams was fired from National Public Radio in 2010 after saying he sometimes gets “nervous” when seated on an airplane with Muslims, while making a broader point about the importance of religious tolerance.
“I always thought it was the Archie Bunkers of the world, the right-wingers of world, who were more resistant and more closed-minded about hearing the other side,” he said. “In fact, what I have learned is, in a very painful way — and I can open this shirt and show you the scars and the knife wounds — is that it is big media institutions who are identifiably more liberal to left-leaning who will shut you down, stab you and kill you, fire you, if they perceive that you are not telling the story in the way that they want it told.”
COMMENT: Oh, so true. I've seen it with my own eyes, up close and personal. I saw it at The New York Times. I saw it in the television industry. I started seeing it in the sixties.
There is nothing as bigoted as a northeast liberal. And there is no one more likely to employ the traditional methods of McCarthyism than that same northeast liberal.
February 26, 2013