Three days after his comments about Muslims on “The O’Reilly Factor” got him fired from NPR, Juan Williams returned to Bill O’Reilly’s program Thursday night to talk about his departure from the public radio network. The two men tore into NPR and its president, Vivian Schiller, for the decision.
Before speaking to Williams, O’Reilly devoted his “Talking Points Memo” to the fracas. He called the decision to fire Williams disgraceful and, in a nod to one of his regular segments, labeled Schiller a “pinhead” and said she should resign immediately because she was “not smart enough to run a media company, even if is NPR.”
O’Reilly went on to say that Williams was fired because of his association with Fox, and that “even devoted liberals” like the women of “The View” opposed the decision.
“NPR has now devolved into a totalitarian outfit functioning as an arm of the far-left,” he concluded, adding that the network would “rue the day” it fired Williams.