Monday, December 16, 2019

SHAKEUP AT NPR IN WAKE OF ANALYST’S FIRING

January 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

National Public Radio admitted on Thursday that it had mishandled the termination of analyst Juan Williams and said that the executive who fired him has resigned. Williams was axed after appearing on a Fox News program during which he remarked that when he sees someone in “Muslim garb” on an airplane, “I get worried. I […]

FOX NEWS: A “SAFETY NET” FOR SPURNED NEWSMEN?

December 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox News has hired another reporter who was fired for making on-air comments that riled his bosses. The News Corp-owned cable network has brought aboard veteran Washington D.C. anchor Doug McKelway who was dismissed by WJLA-TV for “gross insubordination and misconduct” after making critical comments about Democrats in general and President Obama in particular in […]

BACKLASH HITS NPR FOLLOWING WILLIAMS FIRING

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after NPR fired liberal commentator Juan Williams after he admitted during a Fox News interview that he worries when he sees people in “Muslim garb” board an airplane, Fox News extended Williams’s contract for a reported $2 million a year. Williams also found defenders across the entire political spectrum. “He’s an honest man,” […]