Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing

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    Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing

    NPR survives this vote for defunding, but House Republicans vow to revive this vote when the majority takes over in January. 

    NPR budget is $160m.  As much as 25% could be taxpayer dollars, meaning this firing could potentially cost NPR $40 million per year.

    OOPS !

    House Dems Reject GOP Proposal to Defund NPR

    House Democrats on Thursday rejected a GOP proposal to cut federal funding to National Public Radio, which has been under fire ever since it sacked www.foxnews.com/topics/politics/reporters/juan-williams.htm#r_src=ramp" class="r_lapi">Juan Williams last month.


    "Make no mistake, it is not the role of government to tell news organizations how to operate. What is avoidable, however, is providing taxpayer funds to news organizations that promote a partisan point of view,"

    "Eliminating taxpayer funding for NPR is precisely the kind of common sense cut that we have to begin making it we want to fundamentally alter the way business is conducted in Washington,"

    With Democrats still in charge of the House until the end of the year, the proposal was doomed to fail. Lamborn's legislation

    to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) , introduced in June, hasn't made it out of committee.

    But when Republicans assume power in January, they are expected to go after NPR's federal funding with a vengeance

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/17/proposal-defund-npr-wins-gop-anti-government-spending-contest/

     
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    Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing

    Well its good to see the GOP is tending to matters of great importance like taxes and jobs and vendettas against those commie liberals at NPR. 

    Wait a minute...one of those things isn't important at all!  
     
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    Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing

    I'm pretty sure congress has the ability to multi-task
     
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    In Response to Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing:
    I'm pretty sure congress has the ability to multi-task
    Posted by hawkeye01

    yup.. drink and drive.
     
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    In Response to Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing:
    I'm pretty sure congress has the ability to multi-task
    Posted by hawkeye01


    Right.  Tend to important issues and one stupid one, versus, you know, tending to  important things across the board. 

    Yep, that makes sense because Americans by and large are concerned about petty revenge because Juan Williams got fired and received a 2 million dollar contract from Fox as a concilation prize. 

     
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    At the end of the day, NPR is a business and Vivian Schiller potentially cost that business about $40m/year due to political correctness.

    She should be fired for gross incompetence for not seeing this coming.
     
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    In Response to Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing:
    In Response to Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing : Right.  Tend to important issues and one stupid one, versus, you know, tending to  important things across the board.  Yep, that makes sense because Americans by and large are concerned about petty revenge because Juan Williams got fired and received a 2 million dollar contract from Fox as a concilation prize. 
    Posted by DamainAllen


    Congress has never tended to stupid ones ever. This would be precedent setting....
    Look, it's silly to pursue no doubt. But don't act like this is going to be taking up massive amounts of effort and end up shelving more important things.
     
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    Defund NPR entirely because they fired Juan Williams?  Man, you guys are emotionally unstable.
     
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    Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing

    In Response to Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing:
    In Response to Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing : Congress has never tended to stupid ones ever. This would be precedent setting.... Look, it's silly to pursue no doubt. But don't act like this is going to be taking up massive amounts of effort and end up shelving more important things.
    Posted by hawkeye01


    I never claimed any of that, but then again Congress shouldn't be in the business of settling vendettas.  Of course that isn't entirely accurate, this plays nicely with the Culture Warrior crowd who have been conditioned to beleive NPR is a socialist plot to indoctrinate the nation. 
     
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    Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing

    In Response to Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing:
    In Response to Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing : I never claimed any of that, but then again Congress shouldn't be in the business of settling vendettas.  Of course that isn't entirely accurate, this plays nicely with the Culture Warrior crowd who have been conditioned to beleive NPR is a socialist plot to indoctrinate the nation. 
    Posted by DamainAllen


    but then again Congress shouldn't be in the business of settling vendettas. 

    Agreed. But isn't Williams liberal?
     
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    Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing

    Roger Ailes: "of course, they're [NPR] nazis".  Mr. Godwin, take a bow.

    He says jump. 

    House GOP says, "How high?"
     
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    In Response to Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing:
    In Response to Re: Fallout From the Juan Williams Firing : but then again Congress shouldn't be in the business of settling vendettas.   Agreed. But isn't Williams liberal?
    Posted by hawkeye01


    In this instance it would appear his political leanings are incidental, especially considering how FOXNews made a big to do about hiring him, even though he has worked with them for years now, and the "uproar" that quickly spread through conservative media. 

    This is little more than a proxy battle with the GOP siding with conservative media and deciding to punish NPR because they can. 
     
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