Juan Williams Fired

WASHINGTON — A senior executive at National Public Radio who had a role in the firing of commentator Juan Williams has resigned.

NPR President Vivian Schiller apologized on Sunday for the network’s handling of the Juan Williams controversy. In a statement which was released Sunday, and was first seen by Politico, Schiller stood by the decision to fire Williams for his comments about Muslims on Fox News.

Yesterday Juan Williams was fired from NPR for statements he made while a guest on “The O’Reilly Factor”. Today Williams is speaking out on NPR’s decision to fire him in the NY Post; which he views “a chilling assault on free speech”.

Fox News moved swiftly to turn the controversy over Juan Williams’s firing to its advantage, offering him an expanded role and a new three-year contract Thursday morning in a deal that amounts to nearly $2 million, Matea Gold reports.

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Public Radio says it has terminated the contract of longtime news analyst Juan Williams after comments he made about Muslims on the Fox News Channel. NPR reported its move on its website. It said Williams appeared on the “The O’Reilly Factor” on Monday and told host Bill O’Reilly that he gets […]