I'm not going to get into what's legal about the whole thing, or any of the other myriad arguments that can be spun off on this. What I am going to do is use this situation as a way to prove that liberals hate anyone who doesn't think exactly like them, and can't stand it when anyone strays off the plantation.
Look, Williams is a liberal. But he also worked for Fox News every now and then, only now it's a full time gig, thanks to NPR! The oh-so-progressive Left can't stand Fox News, and so they found a way to punish Williams for working for them. NPR is one of the most hyper-partisan media groups in the nation, and it's chock-full o' moonbats on the BEST of days. They have no problem with advocating controversial positions, so long as those positions are Leftist in nature. Williams' mistake is that he said what a lot of normal, everyday Americans think. And NPR can't have that happening on their watch!
I would love to see NPR get de-funded. I hear George Soros is giving them a million dollars or something like that? He already funds Media Matters, and I don't see much difference between the two. Let Daddy George pay their bills.