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NPR Host Michele Norris Steps Down

Hubby accepts senior position on Obama re-election team

(Newser) - All Things Considered host Michele Norris is stepping down as her husband starts a job with the Obama campaign, the Washington Post reports. On NPR's website, Norris wrote that her hubby, Broderick Johnson—a former John Kerry advisor and Clinton White House official—will be a senior adviser on... More »

Juan Williams: Here's the True Problem With NPR

Arrogant, elitist leaders ruining a 'once-great brand'

(Newser) - The departure of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller shines a light on the network’s key problem: its "ingrown and arrogant" leaders, who have "lost sight of journalism as the essential product of NPR," writes Juan Williams in the New York Post . Those at the top think they're... More »

Ailes Sorry for Calling NPR Execs 'Nazis'

...what Fox boss meant to say was 'nasty, inflexible bigots'

(Newser) - Roger Ailes has apologized for calling NPR bosses "Nazis" in an interview—but he's not exactly backing down. Mediabistro obtained a letter that the Fox News chair sent to the Anti-Defamation League apologizing for his word choice, but in it, he doesn’t apologize for slamming NPR. “In... More »

Jon Stewart Kicks Off DC Week

'Daily Show' ramps up excitement for Saturday rally

(Newser) - Jon Stewart kicked off the Daily Show’s week in Washington, DC, by weighing in on—what else?—the Juan Williams-NPR controversy. The obvious problem? Williams violated NPR’s “never-say-anything-interesting policy,” says correspondent Samantha Bee. And, considering Fox News was quick to jump all over NPR as soon... More »

Why NPR Should Never Have Even Hired Juan Williams

Bonnie Erbé cites sexual harassment allegations against him

(Newser) - Juan Williams is catching plenty of flak for what he said on Wednesday. But it's what he said nearly two decades ago that has Bonnie Erbé chiming in—and arguing not about whether or not he should have been fired, but protesting the fact that NPR hired him in the... More »

NPR Chief Sorry for Williams 'Psychiatrist' Dig

Ombudsman says firing mishandled; DeMint want to cut funds

(Newser) - NPR’s chief has apologized for suggesting Juan Williams keep his feelings about Muslims between himself and “his psychiatrist or publicist,” the station’s website notes. “I spoke hastily and I apologize to Juan and others for my thoughtless remark,” said Vivian Schiller. In a separate... More »

Canned Juan Williams Gets $2M Fox News Contract

Ex-NPR analyst signs 3-year deal, still furious over firing

(Newser) - Getting fired from NPR is working out pretty well for Juan Williams. Fox News has offered the analyst a new three-year, $2 million contract, the Los Angeles Times reports. Williams—canned for telling Fox's O'Reilly Factor that people in Muslim garb on planes make him nervous—will have an expanded... More »

Juan Williams: 'I Said What I Meant to Say'

Fired NPR hosts says it's not bigoted, just the truth

(Newser) - Juan Williams says he didn't misspeak when he talked of getting nervous when seeing Muslims in airports, comments that got him fired from NPR . "I said what I meant to say," Williams explained on Fox News today, "which is that it is an honest experience that when... More »

Juan Williams Flap a Shirley Sherrod Rerun

This time it's the left pushing an edited, misleading video clip

(Newser) - The Juan Williams controversy ought to seem awfully familiar—because it’s a complete rerun of the Shirley Sherrod debacle . Only this time, it’s left-wingers promoting an edited, misleading clip, writes William Saletan for Slate . The video, which was quoted by the New York Times, Washington Post and NPR,... More »

NPR Bounces Juan Williams for Muslim Remark

Islamic garb on planes makes him a 'nervous' flyer

(Newser) - NPR has axed commentator Juan Williams after he said that Muslims on his airline flights make him "nervous." Williams comments are "inconsistent with our editorial standards," said a statement from NPR. Williams made his remarks on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor as he discussed attitudes toward "... More »

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