NRP analyst Juan Williams was fired today for remarks he made about Muslims on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show “The O’Reilly Factor” this Monday. He told O’Reilly that he gets “nervous” on the airplane with Muslims. But we found out that he was on the brink of being fired from other issues with NPR.
Williams has run into other issues with NPR in the past when in 2009 that asked him to stop calling himself a “senior correspondent for NPR” on “The O’Reilly Factor”. Also, an ombudswoman for NPR, Alicia C. Shepard labelled Williams as a ”lightning rod”. She said this because he ”tends to speak one way on NPR and another on Fox.” She added that NPR has received nearly 400 emails from listener complaints about Mr. Williams.