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Redefining "Censorship"?

• Free Patriot Press
There has been a lot of talk recently about NPR's firing of Juan Williams. The Christian Science Monitor reports, “Williams is the latest entry in a growing list of journalists whose employment ended after trying to state their opinions quickly and plainly. They include CNN producer Octavia Nasr, for bemoaning the death of a Hezbollah cleric, CNN host Rick Sanchez for calling Jon Stewart a bigot, and longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas for saying that Israel should 'get the hell out of Palestine'.” Williams was reportedly fired for saying “…when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they're identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous” while appearing as a guest on Fox News. Actually, according to NPR CEO Vivian Schiller; Williams' was NOT an NPR employee; he was an independent contractor. “He’s not NPR staff. He’s an NPR analyst. We have a contract with him for analyst opi

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