Juan Williams is one of the few liberal pundits who doesn’t make me want to claw my ear drums out with a rusty fork when listening to them speak — which for me is a very rare trait to find in a liberal. Monday night Williams appeared on Fox News’s O’Reilly Factor, when asked by O’Reilly if the United States was facing a ‘Muslim dilemma,’ he had this to say:
“I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”
He went on to talk about the Pakistani attempted Times Square bomber and how America’s war with Muslims was “just beginning.”
I myself have trouble trying to find out what part of his comments were untrue, or for that matter wrong. But then again, I’m not a brain dead liberal, as NPR had this to say about Mr. Williams’ comments:
“…were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.”
I swear I don’t know how anybody can use NPR as a news source. I could never stand more then five minutes of NPR before I want to bash my skull in against the steering wheel of my car.