Oct 26, 2010
"This is Shock and Claw": newslink round-up of Williams dismissal
A parody of NPR's firing of Juan Williams led last night's edition of The Daily Show, and Williams appeared on NPR's Diane Rehm Show this morning. [Scroll down to second segment.] Links to other recent coverage: a Fox News producer confronts NPR President Vivian Schiller in a field segment for O'Reilly Factor; New York University J-School Professor Jay Rosen questions NPR's stated objective of preserving journalistic standards of objectivity on WBUR's On Point; and, on last weekend's edition of On The Media, Slate's William Saletan describes how Williams' selectively edited remarks went viral as a selectively edited video blog post by ThinkProgress. Saletan drew parallels between Williams' firing and the right-wing's attack on Shirley Sherrod, the U.S. Agriculture Department employee who was fired, and later reinstated, for public remarks that were taken out of context and circulated on the blogosphere.
Posted by Karen at 12:38 PM