If he has a Psychiatrist, then maybe suing NPR is the RIGHT thing to DO. That is, if he goes to therapy, then the LAW that Vivian Schiller broke was PRIVACY LAWS.
United StatesMain article: Privacy laws of the United States
The idea of a right to privacy was first addressed within a legal context in the United States. Louis Brandeis (later a Supreme Court justice) and another young lawyer, Samuel D. Warren, published an article called ‘The Right to Privacy’ in the Harvard Law Review in 1890 arguing that the constitution and the common law allowed for the deduction of a general “right to privacy”. Their project was never entirely successful, and the renowned tort expert Dean Prosser argued that “privacy” was composed of four separate torts, the only unifying element of which was a (vague) “right to be left alone.” These elements were
- appropriating the plaintiff’s identity for the defendant’s benefit
- placing the plaintiff in a false light in the public eye
- publicly disclosing private facts about the plaintiff
- unreasonably intruding upon the seclusion or solitude of the plaintiff
- Health Information Privacy Accountability Act — Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Financial Services Modernization Act (GLB), 15 U.S. Code §§ 6801-6810
- Final Rule on Privacy of Consumer Financial Information, 16 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 313
- Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), 15 U.S. Code §§ 1681-1681u
- Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 1692-1692
- List of Privacy Laws
- Intrusion of solitude: physical or electronic intrusion into one’s private quarters.
- Public disclosure of private facts: the dissemination of truthful private information which a reasonable person would find objectionable
- False light: the publication of facts which place a person in a false light, even though the facts themselves may not be defamatory.
- Appropriation: the unauthorized use of a person’s name or likeness to obtain some benefits.
Suing the company based on HER remarks about crazy people and that this is offensive, then that would open the door to PROGRESSIVE control. However, suing because they violated privacy laws, then that could be a viable reason to sue.
Vivian Schiller was named senior vice president and general manager of NYTimes.com in May 2006. In this role, she leads the day-to-day operations of NYTimes.com, the largest newspaper Web site on the Internet. Ms. Schiller had previously served as senior vice president, Television and Video for The New York Times and also executive vice president and general manager for the Discovery Times Channel, a joint venture with Discovery Communications. She has been with the Times Company since May 2002.
Under Ms. Schiller’s leadership, Discovery Times Channel distribution grew from 14 million households to more than 39 million, achieving early profitability and critical acclaim. During her tenure, The Discovery Times Channel also received numerous awards including three Emmys, two Overseas Press Club Awards and three National Headliner Awards.
Before joining the Times Company, Ms. Schiller worked for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. as executive vice president for CNN Productions. In this position, she led the CNN Newsgroup’s long-form programming efforts, including the development and launch of People in the News (with People magazine) and CNN Presents. During her tenure with CNN, Ms. Schiller received numerous awards, including five Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Schiller served as vice president and general manager of Turner Original Productions where she managed the documentary division of the Turner Entertainment Networks. In addition, she was senior producer for Turner’s first-ever Oscar nominated program, Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream, among other Peabody- and Emmy-winning productions. She began her career at Turner Broadcasting Systems, Inc. in 1988 as a Russian interpreter and production coordinator on projects in the former Soviet Union.
Ms. Schiller earned her master’s degree in Russian from Middlebury College in 1984 and her bachelor’s degree in Russian and Soviet Studies from Cornell University in 1983.
Russian is a language that is very difficult for the LATIN rooted person to understand. VIVIAN is in LOVE with Russia and considering her concentration of study has been centered in the Stalin and Lenin periods, then I am inclined the believe that she is a COMMUNIST
I hope that this exposes her. If not then she stands to be even MORE esteemed by the PROGRESSIVES (aka Communists)
The type of CONTROL that she tried to use is SOVIET error CONTROL.
Some psychiatrist note that victims become their aggressors in later life unless it is kept in check. America was a “victim” to Communism and now, some have become the aggressor.
NPR Chief’s ‘Psychiatrist’ Remark on Juan Williams Breaks the Law
by Floyd and Mary Beth Brown
With the public firing of Juan Williams, a fatal blow was stuck to the meticulously cultivated brand image of National Public Radio (NPR), but that’s just the beginning of their problems. The firing itself takes a back seat in this sordid tale. The campaign of vindictive and libelous accusations against Williams is the most reveling actions taken during the controversy. NPR was a brand which while liberal, was renowned for thoughtfulness and tolerance.
But not now—that’s been blown—NPR’s been tarnished and irrevocably damaged.
Ironically, Williams personified the brand. Williams was predictably on the left, but he wasn’t dogmatic or arrogant. Unlike many pundits he was courteous and circumspect in his comments. He was thoughtful and tolerant. He was everything NPR claims to be.
This incident has permanently tarnished the brand, and for the first time since its creation the Corporation for Public Broadcasting faces being reformed, defunded, or maybe even abolished. If a Republican Congress returns to Washington, expect hearings on the issue.
The campaign against Williams was so vicious even The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has commented warning National Public Radio (NPR) that a remark made by NPR’s CEO Vivian Schiller in the firing of Juan Williams violated the letter and spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
After firing Williams for talking about Muslims during a Fox TV News program, Schiller told news media that Williams’ personal feelings should have been kept between himself and his “psychiatrist or publicist — take your pick.” Williams responded that he did not have a psychiatrist.
In this week’s NAMI Blog , Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick shares the text of a letter sent to NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller, calling on NPR to adopt a plan no later than its board meeting scheduled in November to “educate and reassure” managers and employees about ADA protections in the workplace for people with mental health concerns.
“An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans age 18 and older-about one in four adults-suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year…this translates to 57.7 million people,” reports the government’s National Institute of Mental Health. As a family that has experienced mental illness amongst our ranks, we know that remarks such as Shiller’s do serious damage to already hurting people. America has made great strides in the treatment and healing of many mental disorders, and the progress should be celebrated not used as a club to publicly flog an employee.
We believe it is imperative that Schiller be dismissed for her libelous remark, and we hope that Juan Williams will vindicate his rights and the rights of millions of other Americans and seek legal recourse against NPR and Shiller.
Liberals always parade around being self-righteous about their tolerance and compassion. But if you scratch just under the surface, we contend you often find mean and dysfunctional souls. They are expert name callers, just ask the families hurt by Obama’s then Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel when he shouted out “F—ing retarded,” in a political strategy session.
In response former governor Sarah Palin posted a scathing critique of Emanuel’s comments on her Facebook page and rightly called for President Obama to fire him. A call Obama ignored. Palin wrote: “Just as we’d be appalled if any public figure of Rahm’s stature ever used the ‘N-word’ or other such inappropriate language, Rahm’s slur on all God’s children with cognitive and developmental disabilities — and the people who love them — is unacceptable, and it’s heartbreaking.” Palin’s son, Trig, was born with Down Syndrome.
Let’s hope the calls to fire NPR’s Vivian Schiller are not equally ignored.
Although, the remark was stupid, taking legal action would be even more so. That would open the door for the Progressives and whoever wants to CONTROL you to bring legal suits for anything and everything. The door would be left wide open for that. That would be tragic. People know that Juan is not CRAZY. Honestly, people with mental “disabilities” are not the same as what they were 30 or 40 years ago. Those people HAD actual issues. Today, most, not all, claim that there is some sort of disability, but really What is BI POLAR? There has been an INDUSTRY created out of CONTROL.
It’s in the nature of man, to seek control, that is. This is how Strength is exhibited in our time: The better the scheme and the more fallacious, and yet someone is able to obtain that which they sought, well, that is esteemed, because the MANIPULATOR has power OVER someone else. POWER is attractive. Good power, or Bad power? To most, it doesn’t matter these days, because most can’t OBJECTIVELY discern good from bad. The liberal and progressives have blurred that contemplation