In his October 27 Washington Times op-ed, Capital Research Center President Terry Scanlon addresses the Juan Williams controversy, seeing it as part of a larger pattern of liberal intolerance:
Juan Williams has learned a painful lesson. Mr. Williams was fired from his contract position as analyst for NPR after he acknowledged on Fox News that he gets “nervous” when he sees people in Muslim garb board his plane. How many Americans have experienced similar, unfortunate fears since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001? How many even in the upper-management echelons of NPR? Yet for the crime of his politically incorrect candor, Mr. Williams – a lifelong, passionate liberal – has officially been banished from the salons of liberal intelligentsia…
…From the French Revolution to NPR, the message of the political left has consistently been: Agree with us – or else.
Read the whole thing here.