Earlier today, NPR fired news analyst Juan Williams after he publicly voiced his unease about riding on airplanes with Muslims in a discussion on
Fox News. The controversial move brought a flurry of media attention,
revived a discussion about political correctness in American journalism
and, yes, spawned a few noteworthy tweets. Here's what Twitter had to contribute:
The mysterious mind behind @Pourmecoffee wonders what Williams' severance package includes
I hope they at least gave Juan Williams a tote bag.
Delrayser parses the implications for the network's fundraising
Now that NPR doesn't have to pay Juan Williams' salary, can they cut short the pledge drive by an hour or two?
Brian Beutler weaves together two of this week's most pervasive memes into a voice message from the future
Hi Muslims? Howdy. Juan Williams here. Salaam aleikum. I'm just calling to see if you're ready to do the mature thing and apologize.
Mother Jones's David Corn overhears a different voice message—this one from a network-to-network holiday call
NPR to Fox News: Merry Xmas. Hope you like it.
Thanks, Matt Lewis. We'll add this to our comprehensive investigation of the oft-used phrase
Pat Buchanan says Harry Reid needs to "man up".
And Nick Baumann searches for the day's silver lining
Happy thought: at least major media outlets have been ignoring Ann Coulter lately.