Dear editor:

The firing of commentator Juan Williams by National Public Radio and the outrage from the folks at Fox is amusing.



Dear editor:
The firing of commentator Juan Williams by National Public Radio and the outrage from the folks at Fox is amusing. I had no idea they held a liberal like Mr. Williams in such high esteem. I thought he had died rather than being fired after hearing their comments. News Corp., who owns Fox News, eased his pain with a reported $2 million contract. Fox really is “fair and balanced” by giving a liberal $1 million more than they gave the Republican Governor’s Association.

Sarah Palin called on Congress to cut off NPR’s federal funding. In 1994 then House Speaker Gingrich called for an end to all federal funding for public broadcasters. NPR radio stations and public TV stations are partially funded by the government through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, corporate sponsors and private donors.

Senator Jim DeMint plans to introduce legislation to end federal funding for public radio and television.

DeMint says, “Once again, we find the only free speech liberals support is the speech with which they agree.” I didn’t know that. Us leftists must be more open to others’ opinions. I know I will be.

Could it be Sen. DeMint doesn’t support or agree with their free speech? Does anyone listen to speech they don’t agree with? Williams was apparently fired for saying on Fox what NPR wouldn’t want him saying on their stations, for which they were paying him. He worked for both. Williams says he was just giving his opinion.

Come on Juan, Man up.

Albert Newland
Pittsburg