NPR NEWS ANALYST Juan Williams was fired last week after making an appearance on the O'Reilly Factor and saying, "When I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they're identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."
Is that cause for termination? Wasn't he hired as an analyst, a person who is paid to offer his opinions?
Or, was his termination justified as it revealed him to be something of a bigot?
NPR released a statement that included this justification: "His remarks on The O'Reilly Factor this past Monday were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR."
Many conservatives are saying that NPR caved in to the far left. Many liberals have called Williams a bigot.
How would you have handled this situation?
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