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  • All Things Ill-Considered: Anti-Intellectualism and Reality's Jealous Embrace

    03/17/2011 3:43:12 PM PDT · by Barry Secrest · 5 replies
    Conservative Refocus ^ | 03/16/2011 | Barry Secrest
    The NPR/ Schiller Doctrine Schiller proceeded to introduce and regale his potential donors to the vacuous ruminations of those whom refer to themselves as the intellectual elites of this world--the Liberals in charge--as they like to think of themselves. Here are a few things that Schiller, in near-lisp, declared: Schiller Speaking On Behalf Of NPR -"We all think that we don't have enough Muslim voices in our schools, on the air, it's like when the nation was not having enough female voices on the air." Our Take: Comparing Muslims to US Women? This boastful imbecile, Schiller, really needs to look...
  • NPR: tripped up by its own elitism

    03/15/2011 4:16:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 52 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 14, 2011 | Juan Williams
    It just keeps happening. NPR's leader ship keeps tripping over its microphone wires and then asking everybody else to plug them back in. I know everybody thinks I must be in a vindictive mood, celebrating the sudden departure of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller after her handpicked personal fund-raiser was caught on tape disparaging Tea Party activists and Jews and taking more shots at me. I'm human and do have some thoughts, but it's OK to keep them to myself: Schiller's very public missteps allow everyone to draw their own conclusions about her. I'm not being vindictive when I say that...
  • NPR: O'Keefe 'Inappropriately Edited' Video; Exec's Words Still 'Egregious'

    03/14/2011 12:12:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | 03/14/2011 | Mark Memmott
    An update on our post from Sunday about the questions that have been raised regarding conservative political activist James O'Keefe's editing of his secretly recorded video of then-NPR chief fundraiser Ron Schiller slamming conservatives. NPR's David Folkenflik has done more reporting on the differences between the 11 1/2 minute video that O'Keefe's Project Veritas produced and the two hours worth of video that O'Keefe says is the largely unedited account of a lunch that Schiller and another NPR fundraising executive had with two men posing as representatives of a Muslim group that wanted to donate $5 million to NPR Al...
  • Wanna Defund NPR? Fuggetaboutit!

    03/14/2011 11:04:59 AM PDT · by Bumpus2 · 16 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 3/14/11 | Blind Blueberry
    Forget about defunding NPR. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS aren’t going anywhere. Just like 1994, the GOP will lose its nerve in the face of the Democrats’ Muppet Parade. They may cut some around the edges, but life partners Burt & Ernie will still be able to afford their rent-controlled apartment, and Garrison Keillor will still enthrall Upper West Side residents with pseudo-folksy tales from the prairie. We’ll always have NPR, because we’ll always have liberals.
  • Did the Aspen Institute know about Schiller's problems at NPR when they hired him?

    03/09/2011 6:01:31 PM PST · by Helotes · 11 replies
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    Did the Aspen know about Schiller's problems when they agreed to hire him? I noticed that the web cam date for the O'Keefe video at the restaurant was shot on 2-22-11 and that the Aspen Institute's announcement of Schiller's move from NPR was dated 3-3-11. So was the Aspen Institute aware of the video when they hired him? And if they were, does the Aspen Institute endorse Schiller's point of view regarding Conservatives, Tea Party members, Jews, and so on?
  • NPR hates you

    03/09/2011 3:39:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/9/11 | Editorial
    Are you a white, middle class, gun-owning, church-going conservative? Then NPR hates you. This stark but unsurprising revelation came in an undercover investigative video by conservative activist James O’Keefe targeting NPR senior executive Ron Schiller. Mr. Schiller thought he was chatting up Muslim activists promising a $5 million donation to the embattled publicly funded network, and he sought to appeal to them by disparaging people who disagree with his liberal worldview. “The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved with people’s personal lives,” he said. They are “very fundamentalist Christian – I wouldn’t even call it Christian
  • Juan Williams Responds to NPR Sting: 'They Prostitute Themselves for Money' (Defund 'em)

    03/08/2011 3:32:49 PM PST · by tobyhill · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/8/2011
    Former NPR commentator Juan Williams spoke exclusively to about the NPR sting video, which captured NPR senior executive Ron Schiller in a bigoted and revealing rant about conservatives, Jews and the American taxpayer. “This was an act of incredible condescension,” said Williams. “The rank hypocrisy of his remarks was telling for me. They will say things to your face about how there’s no liberal orthodoxy at NPR, how they play it straight, but now you see it for what it is. They prostitute themselves for money.” Williams said Schiller’s remarks about the Jews dominating the newspaper industry was “outright...
  • Activist (James O'Keefe) says he targeted NPR because of Juan Williams firing

    03/08/2011 6:22:18 PM PST · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/8/2011 | Kevin Liptak
    The conservative activist responsible for producing an undercover video showing a National Public Radio senior executive slamming the Tea Party as "racist" and "scary" is speaking out about why he went after the organization. And late Tuesday, NPR announced it has placed the executive, Senior Vice President for Fundraising Ron Schiller, on administrative leave. Filmmaker James O'Keefe said the idea for the sting stemmed from an incident in October when NPR fired analyst Juan Williams after he said he got scared when people wore Muslim garb on airplanes.
  • Fired NPR analyst Juan Williams responds to video: "They are anti-intellectual"

    03/08/2011 8:25:39 PM PST · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/08/11 | Jeff Poor
    The fallout from the video conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe released Tuesday morning has been devastating for NPR. However, Juan Williams, a former NPR analyst who was fired unjustly even according to NPR President Vivian Schiller, finally had his turn to sound off about the video, which apparently showed an NPR senior executive, Ron Schiller, making some disparaging remarks about the Tea Party, the Jewish people and Williams himself.
  • Juan Williams Livid Over NPR Sting

    03/09/2011 11:43:28 AM PST · by GVnana · 59 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | 3/9/2011
    Former NPR commentator Juan Williams spoke exclusively to about the NPR sting video, which captured NPR senior executive Ron Schiller in a bigoted and revealing rant about conservatives, Jews and the American taxpayer. “This was an act of incredible condescension,” said Williams. “The rank hypocrisy of his remarks was telling for me. They will say things to your face about how there’s no liberal orthodoxy at NPR, how they play it straight, but now you see it for what it is. They prostitute themselves for money.”
  • NPR ‘appalled’ by former exec’s comments

    03/08/2011 9:29:15 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    NPR ‘appalled’ by former exec’s comments By Michael Calderone michael Calderone 50 mins ago Former NPR executive Ron Schiller slams Republicans and the tea party movement and suggests that NPR would be better off without any federal funding in a hidden-camera video released Tuesday by conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe. Schiller, president of the NPR Foundation and a senior vice president for development until just last week, appears on the tape at Georgetown's Café Milano with NPR director of institutional giving Betsy Liley and two men posing as executives from a fake Islamic organization considering a $5 million donation to the...
  • Ron Schiller Will Not Work at Aspen Institute

    03/09/2011 9:03:01 AM PST · by La Lydia · 39 replies
    National Review The Corner ^ | March 10, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    The NPR executive caught on video bashing the Tea Party and saying that NPR didn’t need federal funding will not be heading to the Aspen Institute. Ron Schiller had been scheduled to start his new position as direct of the Aspen Institute Arts Program and Harman-Eisner Artist-in-Residence April 1, according to a glowing press release distributed last week. But now Aspen Institute communications director Jim Spiegelman says that Schiller will not be working there. “Ron Schiller has informed us that, in light of the controversy surrounding his recent statements, he does not feel that it’s in the best interests of...
  • NPR’s Ron Schiller: ‘I Have Agreed That My Resignation Is Effective Today’

    03/08/2011 7:31:54 PM PST · by Justaham · 43 replies ^ | 3-8-11 | Matt Schneider
    The fallout from the undercover video of NPR executives began with NPR’s response and now Mediaite has learned that NPR is soon to release the following statement: Schiller’s expected response: “While the meeting I participated in turned out to be a ruse, I made statements during the course of the meeting that are counter to NPR’s values and also not reflective of my own beliefs. I offer my sincere apology to those I offended. I previously resigned from NPR effective May 6th to accept another job. In an effort to put this unfortunate matter behind us, NPR and I have...
  • Conservative hidden camera sting targets NPR (yellow journalism)

    03/08/2011 12:57:00 PM PST · by Ben Mugged · 38 replies
    CBS News? ^ | March 8, 2011 | Brian Montopoli
    Conservative activist James O'Keefe, whose deceptively edited hidden camera videos have made him a star on the right, is out with a new video targeting National Public Radio executive Ron Schiller - and by extension NPR itself. The video purports to show Schiller speaking to a pair of men posing as representatives of a phony Muslim group called seeking to give $5 million to NPR. The men tell Schiller they are affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist political movement. It shows Schiller stating that the Republican Party and the Tea Party is "fanatically involved in people's personal lives and...
  • NPR Executive Caught on Tape Calling Tea Partiers 'Racist' (Video)

    03/08/2011 10:32:39 AM PST · by chickadee · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 8, 2011 | Brian Stelter
    NPR was jolted Tuesday by the release of a videotape that showed one of the organization’s fund-raising executives repeatedly criticizing Republicans and Tea Party supporters. The executive, Ronald Schiller, was recorded secretly by the Republican filmmaker and mischief-maker James O’Keefe. On the videotape, Mr. Schiller tells people posing as Muslim philanthropists that the Republican party has been “hijacked” by the Tea Party and that Tea Party supporters are “seriously racist, racist people.” Mr. Schiller indicates that he is sharing his personal point of view, not NPR’s.