21 October 2010

NPR Fires Juan Williams for bigoted remarks about Muslims... on Fox

Amidst all the brouhaha over Juan Williams's remarks on O'Reilly, I keep hearing people saying they will miss his NPR "analysis."

Well, I won't. Apart from the fact that I have largely stopped listening to NPR since it seems to be mostly filled with "soft news" fluff, and avoidance of meaty discussion of critical issues, I've found Juan Williams's commentaries to be insipid, uninsightful, and noticeably rightward-leaning for many years now; I will not miss them one bit.

You want meaningful commentary and insightful analysis? Listen (streaming or podcast if you don't live in L.A.) to the Daily Briefing Monday thru Thursday and Background Briefing Sunday mornings, hosted by Ian Masters on Pacifica station KPFK-FM. (KPFK has a lot of loony left people on its air, but Masters isn't one of them). See http://Kpfk.org ; click on "Audio Archives." These are far and away the best political commentary/interview shows on radio in this country, that I've been able to discover. Juan Williams looks like a toady in comparison. (Which, in my opinion, he is).

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