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Now it's another major shake up -- national public radio Ellen Weiss NPR's senior vice president of news has resigned of the controversial firing of Juan Williams.
Juan is live with us now from Washington.
51 you've been an outspoken critic of -- and and the Austin -- find that was back in October coolest.
But the big picture is this -- week the American taxpayer should we still be funding national public radio.
Well you know I I think that -- -- an important institutions Stewart break if they are going to be simply the keepers have some liberal orthodoxy.
Which means they represent only one part of the political spectrum while.
And that point why should the American people be paying for one kind of megaphone as opposed to another let them get into the commercial marketplace and compete like anybody else and see if they have a following that values -- -- willing to support them.
What -- and under that the leadership that was there.
I think that they were limited in terms of what they represent the stories they told the people that were allowed on the air.
And as you could tell.
Even to this moment they continue down this path this thing always just the way his sparring with handle.
Stewart I didn't is certainly part I didn't do anything now other than violate their liberal -- that that's that's.
Very true now do you see any signs of the liberal orthodoxy being opened up and other point of view being welcomed on to this station funded at taxpayers' expense any sign of an opening up -- -- -- I ever seen anything change in fact that I mean last week when they -- this independent.
That resulted in Iraq and in wife deciding to it took resign I think she was fired given the option -- you know you can be -- -- you can resign.
I I was surprised if anything came of it but I've seen no evidence in terms of leadership change or content change.
That would suggest that they understand.
What's going on here they tend to be.
You know I have to be very careful -- so I don't wanna come across as a bitter old man but I mean I think that they they are very self righteous people and they think they are right and that.
-- simply talking to you Stuart -- here on the Fox Business Network.
I'm wrong and now -- Sheila I believe she was delayed beauty who questioned your sanity if I'm not mistaken.
There I had to raise that issue again but I believe that's exactly what she did now she has lost total bonus.
Back it was a surprise to me to know that no bonuses will being paid with taxpayer is and beyond.
I that is the kind of off the wall question while but any idea what what kind of bonus -- -- about how much money.
Love the Washington Post reporter over the weekend in a piece that.
By the way struck me as propaganda it was -- tilted towards NPR's point of view.
That it was.
Worth in the neighborhood of -- heart more than a 100000 dollars more than a 100000 dollars and that.
That is a common bonus -- and -- off of the very senior executives.
You know I've never was -- senior executive biography -- news -- I don't know what the senior executives were getting.
It did say that I think Kirstie Alley with about 400000.
Dollars a -- Now talking back to the story of that the liberal orthodoxy and the possibility.
Of -- -- -- opening off.
-- -- right in sight of that is really serious pressure to defund.
NPR if they don't open up is that the state of play.
Yeah I think you know that's that's my perspective on if there -- I think that there is just the general pressure to deepen and got a question is why is any source.
-- media in this country getting public funds I mean we have a full throated very much varied.
Expect from a political point of views and outlets available if your interest -- -- news in this country felt.
The question is why should anyone be it be given public funding and then my point of view which I've expressed in this morning as.
-- especially critical to think why we give any public funding when outlet.
Only gives you wanted specific slice of the political points of view available right now -- why we favoring -- one point of view.
I believe that that -- up until -- firing and -- the scandal that resulted.
I believe they won't say serious move to create a sort of a much larger and BBC.
Of the United States funded by taxation of successful companies like News Corp.
and other netbooks.
I -- but I think there.
I think that -- now that it is in rapid retreat because of what happened to you and because of the reaction to what happened to you.
Well I think that idea was the one that in fact Schiller the president was putting out there that they needed to be a larger instead your screen.
I'll the BBC four and PR.
And I just haven't heard anything about it since this.
You know this controversy erupted because I think it has brought renewed attention to the question exactly why we have public money -- outlet now let me just say.
That if you're listening to radio in America today you know that NPR's -- unique entity in terms of long form journalism being done on public radio.
Most -- when you get from public from radio in this country -- headlines.
Not in depth.
And that discussion or coverage of the -- he'd have a lot to talk radio which is just basically people talking.
But you know that's why I think I'm sorry that this thing has happened I didn't bring it about and I think NPR's.
Now being subject to renewed attention and long ago should have had this kind of attention as to why they are still favored by public dollars.
While I want diverted to another we're very happy that Juan Williams appears on Bonnie and company and I also want everybody to know that I have never apple world for the BBC and unexpectedly invited to the beat us either.
Wanted beats you up there were -- yeah.
But they hate me.
You talk about -- thank you very much indeed want see ensued Colombia but I.
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