NPR’s Weiss Resigns After Juan Williams Firing
Wife of Reform leader steps down following review
Ellen Weiss, the senior vice president for news at NPR, resigned—almost certainly not voluntarily, as James Fallows notes in an excellent write-up—following an independent review of the public radio station’s decision to fire news analyst Juan Williams after he said, on Fox News, “When I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.” Weiss was extremely popular at NPR, and had worked there for nearly three decades. She is also the wife of Rabbi David Saperstein, head of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism—he is essentially the leading political voice for the Reform Movement in America.
Can probably file this under trying to right a wrong with another wrong.