Undercover journalism catches NPR red-handed

**UPDATE: NPR Responds**

Wow! This is pretty incredible footage from the Daily Caller catching NPR executives airing their disdain for the Tea Party, labeling them not only islamophobic but even xenophobic:

In a new video released Tuesday morning by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, Schiller and Betsy Liley, NPR’s director of institutional giving, are seen meeting with two men who, unbeknownst to the NPR executives, are posing as members of a Muslim Brotherhood front group. The men, who identified themselves as Ibrahim Kasaam and Amir Malik from the fictitious Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust, met with Schiller and Liley at Café Milano, a well-known Georgetown restaurant, and explained their desire to give up to $5 million to NPR because, “the Zionist coverage is quite substantial elsewhere.”

On the tapes, Schiller wastes little time before attacking conservatives. The Republican Party, Schiller says, has been “hijacked by this group.” The man posing as Malik finishes the sentence by adding, “the radical, racist, Islamaphobic, Tea Party people.” Schiller agrees and intensifies the criticism, saying that the Tea Party people aren’t “just Islamaphobic, but really xenophobic, I mean basically they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-America gun-toting. I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”

Schiller goes on to describe liberals as more intelligent and informed than conservatives. “In my personal opinion, liberals today might be more educated, fair and balanced than conservatives,” he said.

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Here’s a second video representing the same meeting given to us by the Washington Times. In this video these same executives compare climate change skeptics to birthers and flat earthers, noting the absurdity of these skeptics questioning fact instead of just opinion. They do however say that it’s important to cover both sides from a political perspective, but not to suggest that either could be right. Rather they want to expose the foolishness of the skeptics so that people who vote know what they are voting against.



If NPR execs are this honest when they believe no one is looking, think about what MSNBC execs would be saying in this same meeting.

Note that this all comes a day after the President of NPR challenged the notion that they are biased, suggesting that this bias isn’t a reality at all, but merely perception.

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UPDATE: NPR responds:

“The fraudulent organization represented in this video repeatedly pressed us to accept a $5 million check, with no strings attached, which we repeatedly refused to accept. We are appalled by the comments made by Ron Schiller in the video, which are contrary to what NPR stands for. Mr. Schiller announced last week that he is leaving NPR for another job.”

I wouldn’t have expected NPR to respond any different as they rely heavily on contribution. But I do wonder why they didn’t mention Betsy Liley.

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Ira Thurby-Wright
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Ira Thurby-Wright

51% of Americans believe Obama not American

Regardless of where he was born, he certainly doesn’t act like an American. More like a European socialist, though I wouldn’t rule out a Kenyan or Indonesian socialist. Or fascist, I still can’t make up my mind, except for the un-American part. But for the record, he’s definitely not a Canadian.

Ira Thurby-Wright
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Ira Thurby-Wright

move

ment. That would be movement. For an intellectual, the NPR guy has a strained grasp of what a word means, or what word to use. Or maybe he’s so much more elite than the rest of us that he is actually way in implementing neologisms.

Ira Thurby-Wright
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Ira Thurby-Wright

Undercover journalism catches NPR red-handed

What other color would you expect for bold faced commies!?

Martin K
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Martin K

“In this video these same executives compare climate change skeptics to birthers and flat earthers, noting the absurdity of these skeptics questioning fact instead of just opinion.”

And your objection is what exactly?
Some people reject the consensus among among acedemics on a particular topic as a vast, mysterious conspiracy and instead embrace the minority opinion among a small minority who support the opposing viewpoint which gels with their ideology.
We call them holocaust deniers and ridicule them as they should be.

If you think every scientific institution in the US and every notable scientific body worldwide is part of a similar conspiracy of concensus, what kind of respect do you think you deserve? On what basis are you claiming you are any different than flat-earthers?

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Ridicule and belittlement are the hallmarks of the intellectually bankrupt. You went all-in on a flawed model and have nothing left to counter contradictory evidence that refutes your spurious claims. So you revert to Alinsky tactics in a futile and infantile like zealotry to defend the indefensible.

Marie
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Marie

Excellent undercover work!

Marie
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Marie

Excellent undercover work!

Marie
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Marie

Oooohhhhh!
I simply CANNOT wait to hear his blubbering explaination of this meeting!!

We need to hit NPR & PBS where it hurts the worst ~ in the pocketbook

BAN ‘EM!
And may the CEO’s next lunch be served up from whatever it is the Salvation Army will be dishing out to them.

LOOSER!

carkrueger
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carkrueger

This totally made my day! Oh, this is so sweet! James O’Keefe has taken his undercover gig to a totally new level. This is so awesome. I love my fellow conservatives!

Sam R
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Sam R

Let me get this straight, they are saying he announced his resignation a week ago? Interesting. Usually when one in such a high position is leaving a company shouldnt they be removed from the company’s website? Mr Shiller is still listed as the “President, NPR Foundation and Senior Vice President, Development” here: http://www.npr.org/about/aboutnpr/people/team.html

Pauline
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Pauline

NPR is employed by soros.

Santina35
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Santina35

amazing, and this media origination demands hundreds of millions of tea party , racist American tax payer money.

I still can’t understand why there is even a debate about defending NPR, the executives alone make over a million dollar a year,

Gboyz
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Gboyz

Statists are so much more intellectually capable…. bwahaha!

TeaPartyNation
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TeaPartyNation

“…catching NPR executives airing their disdain for the Tea Party, labeling them not only islamophobic but even xenophobic…”

…our tax dollars at work (I mean WASTE).

Mythslayer
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Mythslayer

OK, let me get this straight, while I voice my “personal opinion”. (sarcasm) NPR decided Juan Williams “lost all credibility as a journalist” by voicing his opinion, according to Schiller. And here NPR executive ‘President and Senior VP’ Ronald J. Schiller is giving his “personal opinion” in public (restaurant). Schiller goes on to say “What NPR stood for was, non-racist, non-bigoted, straight forward telling of the news. Ok, got it. Now for my obvious question: If Juan Williams was “compromised as journalist” and “can no longer report fairly”, and Schiller has obviously “compromised” himself with his racist, bigoted statements, can he any longer make executive decisions “fairly”? (snicker, told you it was an obvious question–to all but msm.) Hope this video goes viral to the max. Thought I’d try to verify, Daily Caller starts article, “man who appears to be” Schiller, here’s what I found: Picture: http://www.npr.org/people/114335073/ron-schiller (Ron Schiller -President,… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

las
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las

Schiller says, “… it is not our responsibility to present the opinion of a non-scientist through our Science Desk … all educated scientists accept that climate change (he means AGW) is fact… on the political side it is not accepted as fact. That that debate is happening is news and its really important news … and our point of view requires it’s important to have that debate if for no other reason than to have Americans understand that there are still people who believe that it is not fact…” Wow Wow Wow! Here’s what Schiller is saying… It’s not NPR’s intention to present other scientists’ (who are legion) views which contradict the AGW so-called consensus on the grounds that a contrary opinion is uneducated and therefore no scientist can be educated who holds a contrary opinion. Secondly, Schiller then contradicts himself by declaring that NPR does have a point of… Read more »

Jaynie59
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Jaynie59

It’s funny, but the argument the guy makes in the first video about anti-intellectualism sounded familiar. I knew I’d heard that type of argument before. As the video went on it came to me: Ace made a very similar argument against Sarah Palin using that theme not too long ago. Some guy’s girlfriend said it while explaining why Palin bothered her. Or something.

PunditPawn
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PunditPawn

Yes, I think the nails are in the public funding coffin on this, finally.

las
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las

RS… the real news here, as expressed elsewhere on this story, is not that these sanctimonious Liberals are dripping with contempt and hate for Tea Partiers and Republicans and see them as all flat Earthers. The real news is that these top NPR executives are knowingly meeting with a group they BELIEVE to be a Muslim Brotherhood front group. That’s the real news.

America’s suicide by a thousand contemptible and deliberate media cuts. Have these people any understanding of the times we are living in? Evidently not.

Jrobot
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Jrobot

“The real news is that these top NPR executives are knowingly meeting with a group they BELIEVE to be a Muslim Brotherhood front group. That’s the real news.”

“..unbeknownst to the NPR executives, are posing as members of a Muslim Brotherhood front group”

Reading and comprehension is KEY

We liberals, your fellow Americans don’t mind if you disagree, we just ask you you to employ critical thinking and not just jump on the bandwagon. This brain washing of both sides, it’s all been done before you know; same game, different players, history shows that.

Anyway, when did it become fashionable to be anti-intellectual, and boast about it too?
Who strives to be uneducated?

VERY disturbing trend, especially when the politicians who are in positions of power encourage this idiocy in the population

Notice their children are educated, that should tell you something!

Cranky1
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Cranky1

There is a difference between being well read and being an intellectual – intellectuals wear their educations on their sleeves. Then they point their pedigrees and demand that the world take notice.

las
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las

Yup… comprehension is key… listen to the video again… the poseurs tell them they were set up by the Muslim Brotherhood. Their eyes were wide open. What’s that about comprehension again? They can’t be blamed for not knowing they were set up… but they can be blamed meeting with a group who told them they were a Muslim Brotherhood FRONT organization. People who are really intellectual, as they claim, would know that any group actually set up by the Muslims Brotherhood IS and will always be a front group. Who’s anti-intellectual now? And this coming from those who are so “up” on current events and politics like NPR claims to be. Anyone with a basic understanding of Islam in America would have their antenna go up immediately after hearing such a confession. These two NPR dweebs evidently thought nothing of it now did they. But again, why should they? They… Read more »

Aquaviva
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Aquaviva

Interesting: at 3:30 Schiler discusses the political debate about climate change, particularly about the

“If you’re going to vote you’re going to want to know what YOU’RE OPPOSITION believes.”

“You’re opposition” clearly referring to those who deny climate change.

You’re opposition? Nothing like subconsciously taking one side, eh?

scrubjay
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scrubjay

Schiller did ask for proof that NPR was biased.

PunditPawn
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PunditPawn

And Bill Clinton wagged his finger and said, “he did not have sex…”.

The Monster
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The Monster

The only anti-intellectual “move” on the part of Republicans is our distrust of so-called “intellectuals” whose airy-fairy theories are completely detached from reality, so the policies based on those theories always fail to deliver their stated intentions.

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