The Assault on Honest Debate
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by Juan Williams
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Crown (July 26, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.8 x 1.2 inches
Book Reviewed by Kam Williams
"Is it possible to talk about Muslims and terrorism without being called a bigot? …What happened to me was not about me alone. It was an assault on journalism and honest debate…
My purpose in doing this book is not to get people to feel sorry for me. The goal of this book is to set the record straight and to use my experience in what amounts to a political and media whacking as the starting point for a much-needed discussion about the current, sad state of political discourse in this country. It is time to end the ongoing assault against honest debate in America."
--The author explaining why he wrote the book (pgs. 3, 27 &92)
Juan Williams ignited a firestorm of controversy last year when he
admitted to Bill O'Reilly on national television that he feels nervous
whenever he sees fellow passengers in Muslim garb getting on a plane with
him. Within hours, Juan was fired from his own talk show on National Public
Radio (NPR) by his boss, Ellen Weiss, despite his having an exemplary record
since joining the network almost a decade earlier.