The escalating brouhaha over Juan Williams reveals much about the actual extent of freedom of speech in the last days of the Empire. You are free to say anything you want about regime-certified enemies, such as Christians and Southerners, but any opinion that falls below the standard of "embracing diversity" is taboo.
When Vivian Schiller, the CEO of National Public Radio, said that Williams’ comments should have been “between him and his psychiatrist," she expressed the accepted party line that anyone who deviates from the thought of the ruling elite is insane.
Actually, good, housebroken citizens are supposed to believe that anyone who disagrees with transforming America into another Third-World nation is a "xenophobe," and that anyone who opposes same-sex "marriage" is a "homophobe." Traditional beliefs and common-sense observations must be condemned as irrational, hateful, and unenlightened. Thus, we must parrot our betters, or be dismissed as being off our rockers.