Juan Williams: "I Always Thought the Right Wing Were the Ones That Were Inflexible, Intolerant" (Video)
Juan Williams was a guest on Good Morning America today. Williams talked about NPR firing him and attacking him. The leftiist commentator told the GMA hosts,
“Now, all of the sudden I’m a bigot? …This is one of the things in my life that is just so shocking. I grew up basically on the left, I grew up here in New York City. And I always thought the right wing were the ones that were inflexible, intolerant.”
Guess not. Huh, Juan?
CBS reported on his GMA interview:
Juan Williams said comments that chief executive of National Public Radio made after his firing amount to a personal attack, and said NPR’s “current crew was really getting vicious” in its antagonism towards him for appearing as an analyst on Fox News.
The journalist told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Friday he thinks NPR CEO Vivian Schiller attacked him because she had a weak argument to justify his firing.
Williams was discharged by NPR after saying Monday he gets nervous at airports when he sees people in Muslim dress preparing to board his plane.
Schiller said yesterday controversial opinions should not come from NPR reporters or news analysts.
She also said that whatever feelings Williams has about Muslims should be between him and “his psychiatrist or his publicist – take your pick.” She later apologized for that comment on NPR’s website.
Williams said he was taking Schiller’s comments personally.
“I don’t understand why she has to get that low,” Williams said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
…“This is one of the things in my life that is just so shocking,” Williams said. “I grew up basically on the left, I grew up here in New York City. And I always thought the right wing were the ones that were inflexible, intolerant.”
Live and learn, Juan.
Live and learn.