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October 21, 2010

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Pete

I will always remember the day Williams, as host of "Talk of the Nation" (then broadcast on KUOW), spent an hour lobbying softball questions to a couple of think tank academics contending that not only was American empire a good thing, but that our subjects were eternally grateful for it.

Date: Sept. 10, 2001. Look it up.

Chucks

I guess that I was wrong Bla'M. Williams has strayed and thus, is nothing more than another Uncle Tom.
Them fucking coloreds must tow the progressive line. Idiotic of him to believe that he could have his own independent thought.
Now that George Soros has put $1,800,000.00 in to NPR, you can expect the reigns to be tightened up on any other dumb fucks that stray from the progressive reservation. NPR and Uncle George have put the fear of God (aka Soros) in all of their hearts.

BlackRhino a sincere request to KS

No one has called him an Uncle Tom. We don’t understand his appreciation for Faux news in light of this story. I suspect you are projecting again Chuck S.

KS

I make a sincere request that BR divulge all of his multiple screenames.

It appears that George Soros had a hand in the dismissal of Juan Williams, who is one of the most objective people in the media. Why do I say this ? Because Soros just contributed $1M to Media Mtters and Moveon.org and his other bloggers to bring down Fox News and Glenn Beck. Williams works part time for Fox - connect the dots. NPR's loss.

BlackRhino

KS,
MotorCity Man, Shabby cat, uhh I can’t think of the rest. I finally thought of one I liked, so sue me. Tell me, why are you so beguiled by the other posters that you claim are me?

KS

You came out of the closet, BR - kudos, but there also smells like a connection with Tres Assholes and maybe also rozkat.

BlackRhino

Hell, I don’t really care who I sound like. Why do you care? By the way, you are an original.

KS

Why get defensive ? It's a slow blog day, BR - for instance if Joanie was here, the topic would have had a very short shelf life.

Too bad for Juan, but he'll do OK.

blathering michael

Gotta tell you, KS, BR is a one and only... Apparently a newcomer and a welcome one at that. Now that we've got that straight, could we all just get back to tearing each others assholes out based on the issues?

BlackRhino

Not defensive, just asking a question. And I realize you won’t answer. I’m starting to realize you republicans don’t answer the hard questions. Putz, chuck S and you go mute when a good question is asked.

Totally Stupid Conservative

Yeah I hear ya KS, he can always sell Herbalife or Amway, lots of useful tools in the GOP fall into that scam

BlackRhino

Hood, that made me laugh like a wounded jabberwocky.

BlackRhino

As a black man I’m ok with Jaun’s political stance. What I don’t understand is the republican’s reaction to his employer’s position. After all if he said Beck was a fear monger I’d expect him to be fired from Faux.

Eric

Well this blog has just turned into just another boring Fox News Bashing blog. Can you at least put some effort into the story? I used to love reading this for local news on local media. Just turn off your Fox News if you hate it so badly. Thats what I am doing with this blog now. I am no Fox news fan either but really...this is getting boring and pretty lame.

Earl Shankmeister

Here's the Juan William's disconnect. He doesn't seem to understand how easily his comments could be slightly reconfigured by some white people using just a few different words:

"I mean, look, Bill, I'm not a bigot ... But when I walk downtown, I got to tell you, if I see black people I think, you know, they're identifying themselves first and foremost as Black, I get worried. I get nervous."

Tommy008

My hatred for NPR has been growing steadily for decades but has really escalted year by year since 911. The newsreading and commenting voices i found tolerable as a lib backgrounded Seattle teenager now fill me with contempt, annoyance and anger whenever i hear them. The worst of the NPR voices i hear now that absolutely insufferable. They are instasntly recognizable , letting a blind man know he has found 88.5 or 94.9 without asking. The males, with their smug, simpering, effetely elitist sound are the worst, i suppose, making a normal American male want to reach through the speaker and bitch slap them, but the female voices are also enragingly annoying. The firing of Juan Williams only confirms to me that my opinions and emotions have been right on.

Bernie

How about publishing the rest of his statement...you are as big a hack as the political ad agencies.

Man up!...Or Woman up! Just be honest and fair, and stop editing other peoples comments to suit your own position or agenda.

Fred

Honest? Fair? Those two words don't apply to this wonderful blog.

Rat_Bastard

There is no excuse for NPR getting money from the government.
None at all.
I like Juan Williams and I'm happy he'll be on FOX more now than he was... Adds to the "balance".
Good for him.
Best thing that could have happened...
3 years, 2 million.
Screw NPR.

MstngSally

Doesn't matter how much Murduck is paying him, he's been forever discredited from ever representing himself as a bonafide Liberal ever again. He sold himself out, not unlike Judas. He has to live with that the rest of his life.

tds

Agree w/ Eric. BW is turning into a rehash of the Huffington Post, but two days late... Predictable and boring. In the old days, at least Hood would make up interesting stories about local radio that I hadn't already seen.

Tommy008

Totenberg, Stamberg, Gross, Schiller, Weiss, .... NPR appears to be just a personal playpen for ultra-liberal New York Jews........

Tommy008

Liberal New York Jews have a right to work in radio or any other job, but my point is that NPR seems to be hiring from a narrow elitist clique of people and is not represenhtative of the greater country in any real way. Narrow cliques running any media organization is not good...it just turns into an echo machine, reinforcign the clique's views...

MstngSally

Antisemitism seems to raise it's ugly head at times. We don't need that kind of rhetoric.

Parker Sims

Got to stick up for this blog and Mr. Hood here. In case you haven't noticed, local talk radio has shrunk almost to nothing in the 5 or so years since this blog started up. I am still entertained by what Hood chooses to write about and how he writes it.

Tommy008

hey screw you MstngSally . i have the guts to comment on something ive observed anout NPR over the years, that every 2 out of 3 employees seems to have a Jewish name. They are a clique, a narrow "in-crowd". If the ethnicity had been somethingn else i could have made the same point without some oversensitive type like you trotting out thwe old A-S flag. i knew as soon as i made the point here that soem kneejerk assclown liek you would appear, instantly.

Vashon James

Fox News, what it is and what it's doing to politics and journalism in this country is one of the most significant stories in American media this decade.
A well-funded hyper-partisan network with multimedia superstars is unprecedented. As stupid as NPR might have been for firing Williams, to compare it to Fox News in any way is ridiculous.

Tommy008

the seattle anti-semitism Committee thought police just visited me and i will now make the following self-crticism and disclaimer- please disregar my unenlightened two previous posta about NPR- Jews have never formed cliques in hiring to where a disproportionate number of Jews work at a particular operation, although all other ethnic groups have done this over the years many times...Jews have never formed criminal gangs although all other ethnic and racial groups have formed gangs over the years... there have never been any Jews that were bad, evil men although many other ethnic groups have had their bad, evil men,...... Jews have never been racially or ethnically perjudiced although all other racial and ethnic groups have been over the years.........aaaah i feel better now....i'm purged

Rat_Bastard

FOX news only gives the other side to politics that CNN, MSNBC, and the networks give.
The Ratings at FOX prove that Americans want more than Liberal elitism.
Juan Williams simply spoke his mind, he said what the vast majority of Americans think and NPR finally snapped, and fired him since they didn't like having one of their own spending too much time in the enemy camp.
FOX employs Williams to give the Liberal side of things and he does a great job.
Conservatives like him as a person and respect his opinions.
Williams has nothing to apologize for.
NPR is about to see it's government funding taken away.
A long time coming, just as PBS is facing.

MstngSally

That was big of you Tommy, I (for one) appreciate it.

Arty Ziff

Good grief, Tommy, don't you have a white hood to iron for the big get-together tonight?

KS

Gotta tell you, KS, BR is a one and only... Apparently a newcomer and a welcome one at that. Now that we've got that straight, could we all just get back to tearing each others assholes out based on the issues?

Posted by: blathering michael | October 21, 2010

It's good to have a clarification at last, but it would have helped more to have it two weeks ago for the good of the order.

KS

FOX employs Williams to give the Liberal side of things and he does a great job.
Conservatives like him as a person and respect his opinions.
Williams has nothing to apologize for.
NPR is about to see it's government funding taken away.
A long time coming, just as PBS is facing.


Posted by: Rat_Bastard | October 22, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Agreed. I have always appreciated Juan Williams' integrity and objectivity even though I don't agree with him at times long before this occurred. NPR has put themselves in an unfavorable position and have swayed public opinion with this move - they will reap what they sow.

Andrew

KS says "It's good to have a clarification at last, but it would have helped more to have it two weeks ago for the good of the order. "

Or you could worry more about your lack of substance and intelligence rather than act like a paranoid fruitcake.

BlackRhino

I for one hope you’re joking, KS. As far as I can tell, there is no vetting before posting. And this silly missive, “for the good of the order” the only 'order' misaligned was Putz and yourself. While signifying my possible past monikers you two were posting using other handles. You didn’t hear me whine like you and Putz. You had better take heed of Andrew’s advice “worry more about your lack of substance and intelligence rather than act like a paranoid fruitcake”. He offers shroud counsel, as well as a comical dig.

BlackRhino

He offers shroud counsel, as well as a comical dig.

Posted by: BlackRhino | October 22, 2010 at 02:57 PM


The word is shrewd you twit. Dang, they let any ol’ hick wit a keyboard post here don’t they?

KS

Or you could worry more about your lack of substance and intelligence rather than act like a paranoid fruitcake.

Posted by: Andrew | October 22, 2010 at 02:25 PM

With all due respect, shut your piehole attached to your keyboard. You bring being a fruitcake to a new level.

It would have saved the false accusations for which I was the guilty party if someone in the know like Bla'M had weighed in earlier - that's all I was saying. I had confused you with Gay Gary, who had assumed many aliases and had been banned on several occasions from BW but periodically resurfaced.

That's all in the past as far as I am concerned.

Andrew

lolz

who's who?

Andrew

NPR was already on my shitlist coming out of their periodic begathon that guilt trips old women into giving more than a reasonable amount of their pension to pseudo-public programming that mostly features elite punditry and professional-grade productions, and I had a blistering attack all worked up, but then I decided that nobody cared before and nobody is going to care now.

BlackRhino

Andrew
A bit of self deprecation with a slight aimed at our “order”.

I don’t listen to NPR or watch Faux, but I do have a question about Juan’s departure.
I wonder if Juan has a contradictory opinion over at NPR. Not that hypocrisy is a firing offence, but if NPR has an opinion counter to the Faux news Jaun, it would show he’s playing a game with the public.

KS

Or you could worry more about your lack of substance and intelligence rather than act like a paranoid fruitcake.

Posted by: Andrew | October 22, 2010 at 02:25 PM

A belated; shut your piehole - you bring being a fruitcake to a new level. The good of the order comment was pointed at others besides Putz, even you.

BR - All I was saying was that in light of false accusations from here which are hopefully excused, the issue was clarified by Hood, but he was aware of it shortly after you first appeared, when I made reference to your alleged multiple identities - not to mention that you played along with it for a while also. FYI, there was poster who went by Gay Gary, who was banned from the blog several years ago and came back as rozkat, M. Steele and other aliases and was banned again and still shows up as another screename- he has had enough saavy to stay ahead of the game. There's some history you would not have known otherwise. Time to move on.

KS

Or you could worry more about your lack of substance and intelligence rather than act like a paranoid fruitcake.

Posted by: Andrew | October 22, 2010 at 02:25 PM


Andrew, Shut your piehole. You bring being a fruitcake to a new level, with your history of postings.

BR- I falsely accused you of being other aliases - please consider this matter closed. You were confused with another commenter, who had been banned from the blog on several occasions beginning about 3 years ago with all of the names I had referenced previously and resurfaced with another alias, in fact he still shows up periodically. Movin' on now.

Puget Sound

Damn, Fox does it again. I gotta admit that they have done a number on Liberals.

Liberals hitting the 'chicken switch' again.
The NAACP tossed Shirley Sherrod under the bus and then the Obama administration in a wonderful demonstration of cowardice couldn't wait to throw it in reverse and do it again.

Now we have NPR doing it to Juan Williams. I was going to donate to NPR but will instead use that money to buy some of Juan's fine books like his bio on Thurgood Marshall or Eyes on the Prize.


Puget Sound

and 'BR' I beg ya, go ahead and post that devastating question you got for me.

post it tonight and i'll have an answer for you when i check back on the blog in the morning.

BlackRhino

Devastating? Don’t be such a drama queen Putz. Your deceitfulness, deflection and obscurification is what I denote. An example? READ ON…!

Funny how the Young Turks, Randi, or even Stephanie Miller can't crack the national list.
Posted by: Puget Sound | October 17, 2010 at 02:52 PM

Then you qualified your post, deceitfulness.

Andrew was naming his top 5. Hence, the others at 24 and 41 are unlikely to be in the top 5.
LMAO.
Posted by: Puget Sound | October 17, 2010 at 05:25 PM

Yes, Putz, Blame Andrew. If you are so undecided on your text why post?

BlackRhino

May be some credit should be foisted upon the poster who caught your misdeed

Putz, once again your reading skills have betrayed you...Stephanie Miller is # 24 and Rhodes is #41.
Posted by: Fremont | October 17, 2010 at 03:56 PM

Take a bow Fremont.

gorkri

The only thing I wonder is; Why did it take so long to fire Jaun Williams. I was really getting tired of my weekend NPR analysis coming from a Fox News commentator. He used to be a legitamate commentator and did some fine work in the past with "Eyes on the Prize", but he allowed himself to be tempted by those big bucks offer by Rupert and Roger.

KS

Nina Tottenberg has repeatedly done the same thing for years that Williams was fired for, so why wasn't she canned ?

Because of the double-standard displayed by NPR - she states her feelings strongly and stirs up dislike for conservatives, which is OK, but Williams states his feelings about Muslims in their garb and gets fired by NPR. Since George Soros recently donated $1.8M to NPR in efforts for them to become a more strident progressivist mouthpiece, why in the hell should it be publicly funded any longer ? With that said, there are some worthwhile things on NPR, just like ABC, NBC FOX and ESPN, all of which are not publicly funded.

Coiler

You seem to listen to NPR a lot, what about Lach Mi Sing. Is she a statist? Sylvia Pajoli?

KS

Lach Mi Sing ? Who ? Pajoli seems to have a liberal slant and seems OK, but don't think she's a statist - her parents were anti-fascist when they were there during the Mussolini regime. I like Mara Liasson on NPR also FNC and hope they keep her - even though NPR has a phobia about Fox - she is very professional and would call her a centrist or conservative Democrat.

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