After his speech Williams told Zurawik, “Emotionally I’m still roiled by all this. And I just to have to say to myself in a very deliberate fashion, ‘Just give it time.’ Because, the initial concern about things like paying for my son to go college, well, Fox took care of that for me. And I have a job, and in journalism today, that’s not a little thing to say.” More from Zurawik:
Williams said Tuesday that Fox executives were more enlightened than many on the left give them credit for, especially since the network “allows a black guy with a Hispanic name to sit in the in the big chair and host the big show.
“Do you see it on CNBC?” he said. “Do you [see] it at CNN in prime time?”
Asked if he had any second thoughts about the week’s events, Williams said “Ultimately, I genuinely don’t believe what I said violated any journalistic ethics.”
After the jump, the results of our poll…
We asked: Should NPR have fired Juan Williams for what he said on Fox News?
Some of the write-in answers include:
- should have drawn a line, non fire-able event
- It’s up to them as to whom they employ
- suspend but not fire
- Should have been removed from payroll, but still allowed on air as guest