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Firing Juan

addendum to previous post.
It should read.
"I protested against the first Gulf War while I was in the U.S. ARMY- Against orders.
I had then left the military 3 years ago as my conscience could no longer stomach my countries foreign policies" The period after "orders" is not present in the original like was intended.

October 28, 2010 at 4:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Firing Juan

To whom it may concern.
I have been a supporter of NPR for over a decade. I have enjoyed the fruits of your in depth, esoteric approach to news, social concepts, political views and the incredible sense of balance you have brought to a seemingly polarized world; the machinations of which are driven by right-wing hate radio speech, ignorance, and far left wing lunatics.
At first I questioned your firing of Juan Williams regarding his spoken feelings on the Fox “news” program. I felt it was a hastily made, rash decision, but I was quiet until I found out more about the entire situation. I will reserve my comments on that particular subject as this letter is in regards to your recent Attendance Ban for your employees on the upcoming Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Rally for sanity.
It takes a lot for me to speak my mind and actually write in a grievance on anything, so the fact you are reading this is a testament to how I feel about this issue.
In short, just who the hell does Vivian Schiller think she is controlling her employee’s lives like that? I can see not allowing journalists who will be commenting on the event later not being able to attend, but banning all NPR employees?
Again I ask who in all the hells does she think she is?
When did NPR start making its employees sign up for 24/7 servitude and a forced fealty?
I protested against the first Gulf War while I was in the U.S. ARMY- Against orders
I left the military 3 years ago as my conscience could no longer stomach my countries foreign policies, five years before being able to retire.
And now I leave you NPR, I leave any and all future support that could have been for you, I take back decades of past support as I take away my hundreds of suggestions to people in the future to listen to what seems to becoming a controlling, thoughtcrime-esque asmosphere.
Think like us or not at all?

Good day and thank you so very much for many fine years of journalism and reflection. I have always been a great fan of your programming. I am however a man of principle and cannot sit by and stand for what I see happening to your ideology.
I hope that some internal thought processes kick on and I will be able to come back to free-minded, liberal radio.
And liberal is NOT a bad word people.
I know that your marketing people have the stats which reflect the demographic re: "For every one person who voices themselves he/she represents X # of people"
Someone there needs to start doing the Math.
I can't help but think, "Will this post be deleted?" Something that would have NEVER crossed my mind before

Respectfully,
_Michael.H.

October 28, 2010 at 4:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )