They Came for Juan Williams… Why This Event Is A Turning Point – By Barry Rubin
October 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
By Barry Rubin
The firing of Juan Williams by NPR is important for a dozen reasons–violation of free speech; a demonstration of NPR’s leftist bias; Political (In)Correctness run wild; an insanely ridiculous example of the inability to deal with Islamism; and so on.
But there’s one aspect that has not been addressed. The attack on Williams is the first big leftist attack designed to demonize, destroy, and silence a certified liberal. Well, perhaps not the first ever but the first really understood and highly publicized one.