October 29, 2010 2:07 AM

Commentary: NPR, Juan Williams and a hair-trigger response

I probably should not be surprised that the Juan Williams story got as big as it did. There are, after all, few topics in public life more dangerous than race and culture. And the fact that the liberal-leaning National Public Radio fired Williams for comments made on Fox News about that topic provides irresistible ammunition for conservatives who see liberals as hypocritical on matters of free speech.

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