Fox News gives Williams a contract and big raise

Roger Ailes throws a three-year deal worth nearly $2 million at Juan Williams after he's fired by NPR, Matea Gold reports at the L.A. Times. Earlier, NPR chief Vivian Schiller defended her move to terminate Williams in a memo obtained by LA Observed, but Schiller has set off a firestorm of reaction and elevated NPR (and future efforts to defund the network) into a newly intense lightning rod for anti-liberal fervor on the right. Meanwhile, Williams discusses in Fox News.

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