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NPR Cans Ronald Schiller
Slate.com ^ | March 08, 2011 | By David Weigel

Posted on 03/08/2011 3:41:39 PM PST by library user

That, from the new statement from NPR's Dana Rehm, is the shoe that took all day to drop. The entire statement, which also clarifies that Schiller decided to leave before the sting occurred:

The comments contained in the video released today are contrary to everything we stand for, and we completely disavow the views expressed. NPR is fair and open minded about the people we cover. Our reporting reflects those values every single day – in the civility of our programming, the range of opinions we reflect and the diversity of stories we tell.

The assertion that NPR and public radio stations would be better off without federal funding does not reflect reality. The elimination of federal funding would significantly damage public broadcasting as a whole.
**snip**

David Folkenflik has more, including the key detail that the "administrative leave" is, yes, confirmation that Schiller is gone. Schiller's first day at the Aspen Institute is April 1; I've checked in with the institute just to make sure he's still starting there.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: aspeninstitute; breakingnews; defundnpr; jamesokeefe; npr; okeefe; publicradio; radio; ronaldschiller; schiller; yeahright
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1 posted on 03/08/2011 3:41:44 PM PST by library user
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To: library user

NPR is a liberal Obama support organization and not deserving of my conservative views that are almost always underrepresented. Pull the plug and let the NE libs support their network. They certainly do not represent me.


2 posted on 03/08/2011 3:44:34 PM PST by rtbwood
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To: library user

Ronald Who?


3 posted on 03/08/2011 3:44:47 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd get it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: library user
"The comments contained in the video released today are contrary to everything we stand for,..."

The comments contained in the video released today are COMPLIMENTARY to everything we stand for,..

4 posted on 03/08/2011 3:45:09 PM PST by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!)
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To: library user

They’re scared to death at the potential loss, in not just Federal funding, but direct donations from listeners.


5 posted on 03/08/2011 3:46:16 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Background here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2685372/posts


6 posted on 03/08/2011 3:46:19 PM PST by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: library user

A position at MSNBC (GE & Microsoft) surely awaits him...


7 posted on 03/08/2011 3:46:23 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: library user

What do you want to bet that there are more tapes with other people?


8 posted on 03/08/2011 3:49:04 PM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: library user

What do you want to bet that there are more tapes with other people?


9 posted on 03/08/2011 3:49:22 PM PST by Suz in AZ
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To: library user
The comments contained in the video released today are contrary to everything we stand for, and we completely disavow the views expressed. NPR is fair and open minded about the people we cover.

Pure. Comedy. Gold.

10 posted on 03/08/2011 3:50:02 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: library user
NPR is fair and open minded about the people we cover.

I needed a good laugh to get through the afternoon.

Seriously this person must be deranged to believe this as a fact. This just goes to show you how disconnected from reality NPR and the other liberals are. I have liberal friends and even they complain about the liberal bias at NPR.
11 posted on 03/08/2011 3:50:14 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: library user

>>The entire statement, which also clarifies that Schiller decided to leave before the sting occurred:<<

Clarifies = claimed.


12 posted on 03/08/2011 3:50:40 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: library user
The comments contained in the video released today are contrary to everything we stand for, and we completely disavow the views expressed.
If that were remotely true, the other high-ranking NPR type at the meeting would have strongly objected to him making those statements.

She didn't.

13 posted on 03/08/2011 3:50:51 PM PST by Bob
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To: library user

Support James O’Keefe.

Project Veritas Investigates:

NPR
Mar 8 2011

Project Veritas’ latest investigation focuses on the publically-funded media organization, National Public Radio. PV investigative reporters, Shaughn Adeleye and Simon Templar posed as members of the Muslim Action Education Center, a non-existent group with a goal to “spread the acceptance of Sharia across the world.”

In this first video, produced by James O’Keefe, Shaughn and Simon sit down with NPR Foundation President Ron Schiller.

http://www.theprojectveritas.org/


14 posted on 03/08/2011 3:51:13 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: truthguy

I KNOW folks who listen to them and believe that drivel. One is a SIL. Gullible....all of them.


15 posted on 03/08/2011 3:52:49 PM PST by tioga
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To: SatinDoll
They are worried maybe about House republicans. Their regular donors no doubt overwhelmingly agree with Schiller, would see nothing wrong in what he said and did.
16 posted on 03/08/2011 3:53:54 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: library user

Doesn’t change anything. They still need to be de-funded.


17 posted on 03/08/2011 3:54:12 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: tioga

SIL? = http://www.artifexcreations.co.uk/sil.htm


18 posted on 03/08/2011 3:55:41 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: library user

Here4’s my problem with the O’Keefe policy of this “gotcha” stuff: it’s a sword that cuts both ways. And I can’t help thinking it’s possible this type of “journalism” will have a backfiring effect of actually engendering sympathy for the target. Maybe not this particular guy, but someone down the road could become sympathetic. NPR needs to be fully defunded. But these underhanded things have a way of reaping some bad karma of the same kind.


19 posted on 03/08/2011 3:55:47 PM PST by antonico
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The woman needs to be fired too!


20 posted on 03/08/2011 3:57:23 PM PST by BobSimons
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To: truthguy
Seriously this person must be deranged to believe this as a fact. This just goes to show you how disconnected from reality NPR and the other liberals are. I have liberal friends and even they complain about the liberal bias at NPR.

Life inside that liberal bubble can get challenging...


21 posted on 03/08/2011 3:58:24 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Whoa, there! Don’t be so sure ALL NPR listeners are knee-jerk Liberals.

I know plenty of people who listen to NPR’s classical music programs, as most radio stations play only rock or country music. So folks donate money to NPR to fix their classical music fix. When editorial programs come on, they turn the radios off.


22 posted on 03/08/2011 3:58:55 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: library user

“a statement from NPR’s Dana Rehm”
(NPR VP of Communications)
Up till now I always wondered how Diana Rehm, a tragic sufferer of acute, unrelenting, and unlistenable oratory disembodiment incapacity, doubled down with cranial/anal inversion syndrome had her own NPR show.


23 posted on 03/08/2011 4:03:29 PM PST by nkycincinnatikid
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To: library user

Here is where he is going...his next job. And he’s on their page. I can’t believe their job offer still stands.
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/


24 posted on 03/08/2011 4:04:50 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: antonico
The left used exactly this type of gotcha, with cutaways to hide edits at least as far back as the launch of “60 Minutes”. Only occasionally did the targets of Mike Wallace or Morley Safer garner any sympathy.

Turn about is fair play.

Every employee of NPR and CPB should assume they are on camera at all times.

25 posted on 03/08/2011 4:06:32 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: antonico

Please, spare us the hand-wringing, whining and defeatism. This was a MAJOR victory!


26 posted on 03/08/2011 4:07:23 PM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The "11th Commandment" applies to Republicans, not RINOs.)
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To: library user

...haven’t heard a word about sweet betsy liley and where she fits into this...probably on sabbatical already or fundraising from an undisclosed location...what fools to think we believe these desperate attempts to make them look like an unbiased news organization made us of just folks!


27 posted on 03/08/2011 4:11:00 PM PST by dunblak
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

amen. they won’t truthfully admit these things under oath, so this is the only way to do it. and when they complain about the method, point to the 60 minutes stuff. the left is really reeling over this. if this had happened @ FOX News, or to Rush, zer0 would have his boots on our throats pronto. even before you could say rahmn emmanuel


28 posted on 03/08/2011 4:18:23 PM PST by stickywillie
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To: library user
Liberal Aspen Institute funding from Soros....Schiller will keep his new job.
29 posted on 03/08/2011 4:21:22 PM PST by motherof 3
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To: library user

We really need to get behind this kid making these videos.

He’s a genius.


30 posted on 03/08/2011 4:22:24 PM PST by y6162
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To: library user

“NPR is fair and open minded about the people we cover”

Unless Muslims make a $5 million dollar contribution - and then we will make sure you get your money’s worth and we will make NPR “National Palestine Radio”, just for you!


31 posted on 03/08/2011 4:24:01 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Probably get a slot at the FCC.....


32 posted on 03/08/2011 4:25:11 PM PST by pointsal
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To: La Lydia
This is the Aspen Institutes mission statement:
The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues.
Apparently,labeling the entire Tea Party as racist is considered neutral and balanced. And if Mr. Schiller did make anti-Semitic remarks, I can't see how that reflects on the ideals and ideas that define a good society. The President and CEO of Aspen Walter Isaacson might want to hear from you.
33 posted on 03/08/2011 4:26:02 PM PST by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: y6162

He is James O’Keefe.
If I had to guess, Mr. O’Keefe will slam NPR with two or three more TV pieces on the same target in a week or so.

Recall the first ACORN hit; just as the ACORN bosses tut-tuted the incident as a “one of a kind,” O’Keefe nailed them with two more.

I can’t wait.


34 posted on 03/08/2011 4:30:04 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: SatinDoll

All things considered, the talk of the nation is focused on NPR and their elitist attiudes across the nation.


35 posted on 03/08/2011 4:30:51 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: truthguy

Seriously this person must be deranged to believe this as a fact.

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No, he knows it’s a lie. Like a good Alinskyite he will continue to repeat the lie over and over again until it is accepted as truth.


36 posted on 03/08/2011 4:33:04 PM PST by Bigg Red (Palin in 2012)
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To: Suz in AZ

Oh my! You could be right!


37 posted on 03/08/2011 4:33:26 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: Krankor

Isn’t David Koch, the money behind the “racist” tea party? Maybe Schiller and David Koch will get to meet in the near future. LOL

Schiller’s first day at the Aspen Institute is April 1

David Koch
Board of Trustees
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/people/david-koch


38 posted on 03/08/2011 4:35:39 PM PST by Hypo2
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To: library user

So much for this self-professed “elite intellectual”

LOLOLOLOL

Typical lib slurping from the trough . . so full of himself.


39 posted on 03/08/2011 4:37:44 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Celebrate 'Civility'")
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To: antonico

O’Keefe’s gotcha stuff has been standard fare for 40 years on “60 minutes”, “20/20” and others over the years. I enjoy seeing them squirm from the same tactic they have been using on everyone else.


40 posted on 03/08/2011 4:40:21 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: library user

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

41 posted on 03/08/2011 4:43:03 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: library user

Please see Tagline!


42 posted on 03/08/2011 4:52:50 PM PST by stillfree? (NPR; TheNext Acorn.)
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To: Ouderkirk

Just a small clarification: The tactic is not the same as 60 minutes and 20/20. Specifically, even though O’Keefe did edit, he also published the entire unedited episode, in order to demonstrate that nothing was taken out of context.

IOW, O’Keefe was fair, absolutely the opposite of the vile 60 Minutes and 20/20.


43 posted on 03/08/2011 4:56:17 PM PST by Chaguito
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To: stayathomemom; Suz in AZ
"What do you want to bet that there are more tapes with other people?"

Michael Savage interviewed O'Keefe tonight and O'Keefe said this will be like Acorn with additional tapes to follow :-)

44 posted on 03/08/2011 4:57:08 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

What do you know? That’s just car talk. Wait, wait, don’t tell me, you need a prairie home companion.....


45 posted on 03/08/2011 4:59:00 PM PST by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: library user

So what about NPR institutional giving director Betsy Liley, who was right there chortling along with him?


46 posted on 03/08/2011 5:04:27 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: library user

Since NPR is in a compliant move, I demand that they fire all of their liberals and replace them with conservatives.


47 posted on 03/08/2011 5:13:25 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: rtbwood

Hey, lets ask the government to subsidize the EIB network!/s


48 posted on 03/08/2011 5:19:35 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: library user

Its all a set up , a planned play to get the public to believe that NPR supports equal time for conservatism.

And so NPR secures its funding from Congress yet again? SNORT!

Cut NPR off or alternatively , if NPR is funded, then the EIB network must be funded too!


49 posted on 03/08/2011 5:39:05 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: antonico
Glad they are your problems....

They ain't mine.......

50 posted on 03/08/2011 5:46:02 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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