Right-Wingers All Rush To Say Craziest Thing About Juan Williams Firing
Juan Williams is a hero! Conservatives love their Fox News more than anything, and when you mess with a member of that family, you will pay, even if that member is black and liberal. To be fair, what Juan Williams admitted is probably the nicest thing anyone has ever said about Muslims on Fox News, and he actually said he was against people hating Muslims based on their fear of terrorists, so commentators have a point when they say he was wrongfully terminated! And if NPR had simply fired Juan Williams because he appears on Fox News, and not for a single comment he said on there, this wouldn't have been such a big issue. But the right has found its Muslim-hate martyr or whatever, and they are tripping over each other to say the most extreme thing about his firing. So who wins? How about Mike Huckabee, who says NPR should stop receiving public funding? Or how about Michelle Malkin, who says we should shoot mean glances at people who wear "Muslim garb" on planes and feel uncomfortable around them?
Former Arkansas governor and Fox talk show host Mike Huckabee's HuckPAC released a statement blasting NPR for violating Williams' First Amendment rights and called on Congress to defund the public radio organization. (The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides some money to NPR, receives approximately 15 percent of its funds from the federal government.)
Haha, HuckPAC RELEASED A STATEMENT. Mike Huckabee is a VERY IMPORTANT part of this story and will be ON CALL for all of the millions of reporters who want to ask him questions about his role in this matter. MIKE HUCKABEE SPEAKS ON BEHALF OF JUAN WILLIAMS, because Mike Huckabee says so.
Here's Sarah Palin, of course:
Yes, NPR will fire you if you exercise your First Amendment rights. That's why every other employee at that radio network is a mute who is not allowed to use sign language in the office. NO COMMUNICATING ANY FORM OF SPEECH AT THAT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY.
And here's Malkin:
As I’ve said many times before: Political correctness is the handmaiden of terror.
Condolences to Juan Williams, whom I’ve debated –vigorously, but always with respect and cordiality — many times over the years.
Hope this accelerates his journey on the ideological learning curve. And I hope he doesn’t back down.
If we don't let the Muslims know they scare us when we see them on planes, they will destroy us all with their terrorism. We have to be bigoted towards Muslims and talk about this at every opportunity! It's the only way to save liberty!
But why is everyone avoiding the real truth here? FINE, we'll say it. Juan Williams is a secret Al Qaeda Muslim who actually did 9/11 himself on contract from the U.S. government, and he's just trying to cover it up. [WP/Malkin]