NPR Eats Crow

It looks like NPR has done the right thing about its Juan Williams firing debacle. The woman who fired him has left NPR and NPR’s CEO has been reprimanded.

As the British say, “You can’t get fairer than that!”

I hope the Republicans in Congress will cut off NPR’s government funding.

James Rainey writes for the Los Angeles Times:

Ellen Weiss agreed to step down as senior vice president for news after 28 years with the radio network. Weiss had fired Williams for his comments on Fox News about fearing some Muslims who board airliners with him.

The Williams’ termination set off a furor and an admission by NPR Chief Executive Vivian Schiller that Williams had been let go too quickly, without a face-to-face meeting. The NPR board began a review and announced the results Thursday.

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Schiller has been admonished for her part in the controversy and will not receive a bonus for 2010, according to a statement from the NPR board that was e-mailed to employees Thursday afternoon.

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