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RAW DATA: NPR Internal Memo on Juan Williams
fox ^ | 10/22/10 | staff

Posted on 10/22/2010 1:02:08 PM PDT by Nachum

The following is an internal memo sent on behalf of NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller:

Dear AREPS,

Thank you for all of your varying feedback on the Juan Williams situation. Let me offer some further clarification about why we terminated his contract early.

First, a critical distinction has been lost in this debate. NPR News analysts have a distinctive role and set of responsibilities. This is a very different role than that of a commentator or columnist. News analysts may not take personal public positions on controversial issues; doing so undermines their credibility as analysts, and that’s what’s happened in this situation. As you all well know, we offer views of all kinds on your air every day, but those views are expressed by those we interview – not our reporters and analysts.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cair; data; internal; islam; jihad; juanwilliams; npr; pcbullying; raw; vivianschiller; wot
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1 posted on 10/22/2010 1:02:16 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
Selective enforcement.
2 posted on 10/22/2010 1:04:14 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Nachum
“No personal positions on controversial decisions.....”

Ya, mean like Nina Totenberg wishing AIDS on Jessie Helms or his grandchildren?

Ya, mean like Bill Moyers comparing the GOP to the Taliban?

That's what I thought.

3 posted on 10/22/2010 1:05:32 PM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Nachum
not our reporters and analysts.

LOLOLOL! I laughed so hard when I read this, I scared the catz.

I detect bovine excrement.

/johnny

4 posted on 10/22/2010 1:05:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

“we offer views of all kinds on your air every day, but those views are expressed by those we interview – not our reporters and analysts.”

Unhuh. Sure NPR. Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha, snort, snort, snicker, snicker, bwahahahahahahahahahaha.


5 posted on 10/22/2010 1:05:47 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Nachum; All

We should really celebrate this moment...I believe, truly, that eyes are opening. People are beginning to see the liberal fascism so omnipresent in the media, academia, and government.

A “teachable” moment, as Hussein said when he tried to recover (but never did) from his “acted stupidly” remark regarding the Cambridge police.

As an added bonus, this brew-ha ha has STOLEN ALL THE ATTENTION away from Hussein’s “let’s not beat up gay teens” public service announcement....


6 posted on 10/22/2010 1:07:12 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum; All

We should really celebrate this moment...I believe, truly, that eyes are opening. People are beginning to see the liberal fascism so omnipresent in the media, academia, and government.

A “teachable” moment, as Hussein said when he tried to recover (but never did) from his “acted stupidly” remark regarding the Cambridge police.

As an added bonus, this brew-ha ha has STOLEN ALL THE ATTENTION away from Hussein’s “let’s not beat up gay teens” public service announcement....


7 posted on 10/22/2010 1:07:12 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Nachum

“News analysts may not take personal public positions on controversial issues; doing so undermines their credibility as analysts,”

This from National Propaganda Radio. I’m speechless.


8 posted on 10/22/2010 1:08:07 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Nachum

The NPR lynch mob sure is catching some heat. LOL! I’m Lovin’ It!


9 posted on 10/22/2010 1:08:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Which are you voting for on November 2nd? Freedom and liberty or FREE ice cream?)
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To: Nachum

“...doing so undermines their credibility as analysts, and that’s what’s happened in this situation. As you all well know, we offer views of all kinds on your air every day, but those views are expressed by those we interview – not our reporters and analysts.”

You can’t undermine that which you do not have.

reporters and analysts = purporters and annihilaters


10 posted on 10/22/2010 1:08:42 PM PDT by This Just In
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To: Nachum

You would think someone with a master’s degree would know the difference between principal and principle.

Nucky says you must speak correctly with want to be taken seriously.


11 posted on 10/22/2010 1:08:55 PM PDT by wordsofearnest (Brad Ellsworth is giving Indiana a twofer.)
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To: Nachum
What a liar. Daniel Schorr regularly slammed Republicans. They are such hypocrites.
12 posted on 10/22/2010 1:09:58 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Nachum

This is gonna go in directions that the pseudo-intellectual dimwit president of NPR never dreamed of.


13 posted on 10/22/2010 1:10:18 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Nachum

I hope Juan sues for top dollar for breach of contract.


14 posted on 10/22/2010 1:11:52 PM PDT by BigFinn (Isa 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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To: Nachum
.....We’re profoundly sorry that this happened during fundraising week.....

That's all they care about, isn't it?

They're just a bunch of PIGS!!!!

15 posted on 10/22/2010 1:12:24 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Steely Tom
This is gonna go in directions that the pseudo-intellectual dimwit president of NPR never dreamed of.

She doesn't think anymore. She takes her marching orders from $oro$ just like Obama.

16 posted on 10/22/2010 1:12:44 PM PDT by SeeSac
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To: Nachum

Vivian Schiller
President & CEO
National Public Radio
635 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington DC 20001-3735
(202) 513-2005
vschiller@npr.org


17 posted on 10/22/2010 1:13:13 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Nachum

Namby-Pamby-Radio


18 posted on 10/22/2010 1:16:19 PM PDT by Bullish (Been to all 57 States.... Or is it 58?)
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To: Nachum
She's booked extra sessions with her psychiatrist.
19 posted on 10/22/2010 1:17:41 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: Nachum
News analysts may not take personal public positions on controversial issues; doing so undermines their credibility as analysts, and that’s what’s happened in this situation.

Accepting a 1.8 million dollar gift from a far-left international currency speculator-philanthropist doesn't undermine their credibility as news analysts, presumably.

20 posted on 10/22/2010 1:18:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: wordsofearnest

“Despite many conversations and warnings over the years, Juan has continued to violate this principal.”

Maybe she was talking about a person here. Maybe one of the principals of NPR was violated despite repeated warnings. You think?


21 posted on 10/22/2010 1:18:05 PM PDT by JeanLM
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To: Nachum

Oh My Gosh!!!

She is even dumber than she first appeared.


22 posted on 10/22/2010 1:20:20 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take any more beatings.)
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To: Honorary Serb
They sure are. And their bias, which has always stunk, is now out there in the open and everyone is mad about it. I hate it when I learn that my money MY MONEY - that the government takes as taxes, is, in part, used to fund democrat crap. Crap like like ACORN or like NPR.

I am sick of it. And to learn that George Soros is buying NPR off just turns my stomach.

And as for her crap in the memo about news analysts not being allowed to have opinions or share feelings...what is Nina/ what was Moyer? What about all of the others who lean so heavily left? Sick people who have two standards...one for liberals and one for Republicans.

SO GLAD TO HAVE THEM SO VERY EXPOSED. Bunch of naked hypocrites!

23 posted on 10/22/2010 1:21:03 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Nachum

Their name should be changed to “Radio Enslaved Islam”


24 posted on 10/22/2010 1:21:20 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (If I weren't afraid of the feds, I would refer to Obama as our "undocumented POTUS")
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To: SeeSac
She takes her marching orders from $oro$ just like Obama.

She was a SOVIET STUDIES major...and she learned well.

25 posted on 10/22/2010 1:22:19 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Nachum

And the only thing they are sorry about is that it happened during one of their fundraising periods.


26 posted on 10/22/2010 1:22:41 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: Nachum

Juan Williams is now a liberal who has been mugged.


27 posted on 10/22/2010 1:25:41 PM PDT by dancusa (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. W. Churchill)
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To: Honorary Serb

During fund raising week? Every week for that network is fundraising week. Thats weak.


28 posted on 10/22/2010 1:26:24 PM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: Nachum

Ah, Vivian, what has gotten lost here is your naive contention that there is such a thing as an “unbiased analyst”. Analysis is never complete or unbiased so the rationale of your argument just doesn’t hold water.


29 posted on 10/22/2010 1:28:50 PM PDT by vigilence
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To: Nachum

Nina Totenberg.......................case for bullshit closed.


30 posted on 10/22/2010 1:35:27 PM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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To: NativeNewYorker
She was a SOVIET STUDIES major...and she learned well.

And previously at NYTimes.com

31 posted on 10/22/2010 1:38:41 PM PDT by SeeSac
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To: Spok

I heard Juan on Glen Beck today and, if I heard right, he had joined NPR 3 years after being on FOX. He also said he had a special contract with NPR that allowed him free rein in what he could speak/write about outside of NPR.

Let’s get to the legalistics and review the specifics of his contract with NPR.


32 posted on 10/22/2010 1:41:08 PM PDT by plangent
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To: NativeNewYorker

It gets better and better!
Did propaganda work in Russia, worked for TBS and with CNN (and NYTimes.com).

DISCOVERY TIMES CHANNEL
Vivian Schiller
As a graduate student studying Russian, Vivian Schiller spent a year in the former Soviet Union leading tour groups for American professionals. She thinks the experience helped her as a TV executive: “I learned public speaking, crisis management, cross-cultural skills.”
At Discovery Times Channel, Schiller draws on those skills and more. She heads a channel co-owned by two powerful media companies, Discovery Communications and The New York Times Co. And, as head of a digital network, she is constantly selling her ideas: to viewers, to cable and satellite operators, and to advertisers.
She started her TV career in Russia, working as a fixer—the person who does myriad odds and ends that need local and linguistic expertise—on documentaries. Soon after, she joined Turner Broadcasting as associate producer and fixer and hit the road with teams making documentaries for TBS Superstation, TNT and CNN. Eager to gain business experience, she also dabbled in international distribution, home video and marketing.
Besides films on Russia, Schiller worked on nature, wildlife and sports documentaries.
In time, the Turner documentary team moved into the CNN operation. Immersed in a newsroom for the first time, Schiller caught the news bug.
Colleagues encouraged her to choose a career path, but she resisted. “People said, ‘Pick the editorial side and become a good filmmaker or the business side and get an MBA,” she recalls. “I kept not choosing, and it turned out well.”
Indeed, at Discovery Times, Schiller flexes her programming and business acumen. At heart, though, she is still a producer. “I still give notes on scripts and cuts, but I am learning to let go a bit.”—Allison Romano
Title: Senior VP/GM, Discovery Times Channel
Born: Sept. 13,1961, New York
Education: BA, Cornell; MA, Russian, Middlebury College
Career builder: Former Discovery Networks U.S. chief John Ford sought out Schiller, then head of CNN’s documentary department, when Discovery and The New York Times Co. partnered to relaunch Discovery Civilization Channel.

http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/151158-The_Next_Wave_10_Women_to_Watch_in_Media.php


33 posted on 10/22/2010 1:45:19 PM PDT by SeeSac
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To: wordsofearnest

Did any one notice the CEO of NPR using the term, “incidentces” during her public statement (as opposed to incidents)?


34 posted on 10/22/2010 1:50:00 PM PDT by Banjoguy (Barack H. Obama, the Democrats and the MSM are at war with the American people.)
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To: NativeNewYorker
Didn't VS say that Juan was a reporter and was not to give opinions????

The latest:

Let’s state a couple of facts. Juan is not an employee of NPR. He’s an independent contractor. He’s not NPR staff. He’s an NPR analyst. We have a contract with him for analyst opinions to provide news analysis.

35 posted on 10/22/2010 1:54:34 PM PDT by SeeSac
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To: plangent
Let’s get to the legalistics and review the specifics of his contract with NPR.

Lady on Fox said last night that NPR had waived any restrictions on his content since they had let him do it for years with no notice.

36 posted on 10/22/2010 1:56:10 PM PDT by SeeSac
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To: gov_bean_ counter

So a “News Analyst” does NOT express a personal opinion?


37 posted on 10/22/2010 2:00:58 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup
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To: Nachum
"They should not participate in shows . . . that encourage punditry and speculation rather than fact-based analysis.”

Fact-based analysis, huh? You mean like that comment she made that Juan should have kept his comments between himself his psychiatrist or his publicist?

38 posted on 10/22/2010 2:01:22 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Nachum

NPR - Neofascist Propaganda Radio.


39 posted on 10/22/2010 2:03:22 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: SeeSac

“Vivian Schiller spent a year in the former Soviet Union leading tour groups for American professionals.”

Ummm... tour guides in Russia are pretty much 100% of the time working for the KGB/FSB.

Another 5th columnist exposed.


40 posted on 10/22/2010 2:03:38 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Nachum
pravda-copysm
41 posted on 10/22/2010 2:19:47 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Nachum

I did some research regarding the flow of money from the Feds related to CPB, NPR and a local affiliated station (in this case WOSU).

My quick review (info. subject to change) is that the Corporation For Public Broadcasting (CPB) received most all of its $484 million in revenue from the Feds in 2009.

CPB paid all of the $484 million to local stations and for programming seen on local stations such as WOSU.

WOSU received approximately $1.9 million in 2009 from CBC (mostly) and other Federal grants (much smaller amount). State and local governments contributed $1.1 million and I assume this is mostly from OSU.

NPR received $65 million from member stations, such as WOSU, in 2009. Also, NPR received about $15 million from CPB and may have received more from the local stations, but I cannot immediately tell from the financial statements.

So, what does this mean:

Because money is fungible it cannot be traced directly; however, it is clear that money from the Feds flows through CPB, money flows to local stations and NPR, and money flows from local stations to NPR.

It is an incestuous relationship and any claim by NPR that they do not receive Federal money is trumped by the fact that they receive the benefit of money from the Feds that flows through CPB and the local stations.


42 posted on 10/22/2010 2:29:05 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Nachum

I hear them give way leftists personal opinions on major subjects all the time. But in those cases there wasn’t a CAIR in the world I guess.


43 posted on 10/22/2010 2:31:54 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

NPR’s executives imagine they can fire all the Negroes using hollow excuses and no one will care.


44 posted on 10/22/2010 2:38:07 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Nachum

I want to see the internal memo or meeting notes where George Soros - after giving NPR 1.8 million dollars - tells them to fire anyone associated with Fox News and to do it as quickly as possible.


45 posted on 10/22/2010 2:53:06 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, what are you hiding? Release your Birth Certificate!)
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To: Nachum

Vivian is a shiller alright.

In addition to caving to CAIR pressure this time around, no doubt they heard from the white hut when Williams referred to Moo-Cow as “Stokely Carmichael in a dress.”


46 posted on 10/22/2010 2:56:42 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Chi-Le! Chi, Chi, Chi!! Le, Le, Le!! Los Mineros de Chile!!)
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To: FreeAtlanta

If the Pubs take the House then they can have one of those TV specials called Congressional Investigation. Then supoena Soros and all the wigs at NPR.


47 posted on 10/22/2010 3:02:23 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: JeanLM

“Despite many conversations and warnings over the years, Juan has continued to violate this principal.”

I think she is the “principal” in question. She both loved being violated by Juan, yet hated it at the same time. Her relationship with Juan had always been like that. Complicated. He spanked her, she cried. She later came back begging for more. Demanding more. More, more more. The psychological pressure simply became too much for her and she had to take measures.

That is why she did Juan the way she did Juan.


48 posted on 10/22/2010 3:06:43 PM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: Nachum
News analysts may not take personal public positions on controversial issues; doing so undermines their credibility as analysts,

As if not stating a bias means they are unbiased, credible "analysts" instead of mangement's shills.

IOW, "...a trick muzzle to hide the decline" bias."

49 posted on 10/22/2010 3:30:42 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Made in America, by proud American citizens, in 1946.)
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To: DariusBane
".... Juan has continued to violate this principal.”

I think she is the “principal” in question.

Yes. You should always obey the boss.

50 posted on 10/22/2010 3:34:21 PM PDT by SeeSac
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