Those on the left love to talk about gaps: income gaps, wealth gaps, education gaps, race gaps. They live to polarize America. So with the firing of Juan Williams by National Public Radio (NPR), let's look at the truth gap.
For expressing a particular concern, author and television host Juan Williams, was canned by NPR. Here is the offending thought he expressed to Bill O'Reilly:
He said the war with Muslims, America's war is just beginning, first drop of blood. I don't think there's any way to get away from these facts," Williams said.
"I mean, look, Bill, I'm not a bigot. You know the kind of books I've written about the civil rights movement in this country," Williams said Monday.
"But 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."
Williams also commented on remarks by Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad warning Americans that the fight is coming to the U.S.
Two days later, Mr. Williams was notified that he was being terminated by NPR because his comments "were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR."
What, then, ensures job security with NPR? Let's find out from ace legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg.
Wishing AIDS on your political enemies and their children. [In 1995,] NPR's Nina Totenberg [told] the host of PBS's Inside Washington that if there was "retributive justice" in the world the (admittedly loathsome) Jesse Helms would "get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it."
Through their action, NPR tells Mr. Williams that expressing his personal viewpoint is forbidden. By her continuing advancement with the National Public Radio and Television Corporation, Ms. Totenberg is told that her personal viewpoints are rewarded.
Just a bit of a truth gap there.