I can certainly empathize with NPR on this one.
If Juan Williams worked for Indecision and then decided to go spend all his free time being one of the non-sentient liberal sponges on every Fox News show, I think I might also be a little upset about the association as well…
NPR has asked Fox News not to identify its news analyst, Juan Williams, with NPR branding when he appears on Fox News because of outrage among its largely liberal listener-base. And Fox News has happily agreed to do so.
NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard wrote Wednesday that in 2008 she received 378 "complaints and frustrations about things Williams said on Fox," including claims that Williams "dishonors NPR" and is an "embarrassment to NPR" and that "NPR should severe [sic] their relationship with him."
It's really cool and all on Fox News' part that they agreed to stop tying Williams to NPR, but I don't really think it should be on them to end the association.
Isn't that why firing people was invented?
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