Bill O’Reilly and Juan Williams reveal a terribly warped set of priorities

October 21, 2010 by Peter · 3 Comments 

The blow-up du jour is Juan Williams’ termination by NPR for insensitive comments about Muslims:

NPR has terminated its contract with Juan Williams, one of its senior news analysts, after he made comments about Muslims on the Fox News Channel.

From my perspective, this is the most notable portion:

Mr. O’Reilly said, “The cold truth is that in the world today jihad, aided and abetted by some Muslim nations, is the biggest threat on the planet.” Mr. Williams said he concurred with Mr. O’Reilly.

The biggest threat? Bigger than preventable hunger and disease that kills millions of women and children? Bigger than the scourge of sexual violence and domestic abuse that endangers our mothers, sisters and daughters? Bigger than the wholesale ravaging of our planet and global warming? Seriously?

This reveals a terribly warped set of priorities. I’m not surprised O’Reilly said it. I would have expected better of Juan Williams.

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3 Responses to “Bill O’Reilly and Juan Williams reveal a terribly warped set of priorities”
  1. Samson says:

    Let me correct my above statement. The woman may be stoned. It is a possibility. After reading through that I realize I didn’t type what I had meant to. Apologies!

  2. Matt Osborne says:

    I keep saying that Williams got in trouble for taking part in the FOX Islamophobia fearmongery.

  3. bertrand says:

    I would argue that being a woman in an Islamic nation is it’s own unique form of terrorism. These women are raised in a beaten down mentally to be property and defend their position in the name of religion. Hunger….of course that is a problem, but the treatment of women in those areas is horrendous. Why is it glossed over in the media? Is it not politically correct to stand up for the rights of women and their dignity?