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NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns
NPR ^ | March 9, 2011

Posted on 03/09/2011 6:49:39 AM PST by Second Amendment First

NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned, NPR just announced.

This follows yesterday's news that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) was videotapped slamming conservatives and questioning whether NPR needs federal funding during a lunch with men posing as members of a Muslim organization (they were working with political activist James O'Keefe on a "sting.") Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo). Enlarge Michael Benabib/AP

Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo). Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo). Michael Benabib/AP

Vivian Schiller (2008 file photo).

Vivian Schiller quickly condemned Ron Schiller's comments, and he moved up an already-announced decision to leave NPR and resigned effectively immediately. But Ron Schiller's gaffe followed last fall's dismissal of NPR political analyst Juan Williams, for which Vivian Schiller came under harsh criticism.

NPR just sent this statement from NPR Board of Directors Chairman Dave Edwards to its staff and member stations:

"It is with deep regret that I tell you that the NPR Board of Directors has accepted the resignation of Vivian Schiller as President and CEO of NPR, effective immediately.

"The Board accepted her resignation with understanding, genuine regret, and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years.

"Vivian brought vision and energy to this organization. She led NPR back from the enormous economic challenges of the previous two years. She was passionately committed to NPR's mission, and to stations and NPR working collaboratively as a local-national news network.

"According to a CEO succession plan adopted by the Board in 2009, Joyce Slocum, SVP of Legal Affairs and General Counsel, has been appointed to the position of Interim CEO. The Board will immediately establish an Executive Transition Committee that will develop a timeframe and process for the recruitment and selection of new leadership.

"I recognize the magnitude of this news – and that it comes on top of what has been a traumatic period for NPR and the larger public radio community. The Board is committed to supporting NPR through this interim period and has confidence in NPR's leadership team."

We'll have much more on this as the story develops.

Update at 9:30 a.m. ET: "I'm told by sources that she was forced out," NPR's David Folkenflik just said on Morning Edition.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2shills4muslims; antiamericans; jamesokeefe; nationalputridradio; npr; pinkos; schiller; vivianschiller
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1 posted on 03/09/2011 6:49:40 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

You suck.


2 posted on 03/09/2011 6:51:06 AM PST by Lazamataz (IMPRISON JOE PRO BONO!)
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To: Second Amendment First

I was like 20 seconds behind you. You are worse than Vivian Schiller.


3 posted on 03/09/2011 6:52:02 AM PST by Lazamataz (IMPRISON JOE PRO BONO!)
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To: Second Amendment First

4 posted on 03/09/2011 6:52:24 AM PST by avacado
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To: Lazamataz

Sorry! Less than a minute. ;-)


5 posted on 03/09/2011 6:52:24 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

I hope he learns something. I doubt it.


6 posted on 03/09/2011 6:53:00 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Second Amendment First
Ummmm Viv.....

Don't let the screen door hit you in the patootie...
-- on the WAY OUT!!!

Have a nice day, hon...

7 posted on 03/09/2011 6:53:08 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Cut NPR free and see how it does.


8 posted on 03/09/2011 6:53:14 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: Second Amendment First

How long before the terrorist supporting bitch is hired by the FCC or some other obama agency?

FUBO & FAD


9 posted on 03/09/2011 6:53:28 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Lazamataz

No forty seconds!
Wow two Schiller’s gone in less than a day.


10 posted on 03/09/2011 6:54:07 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

That’s okay. I forgive you.

Let’s cuddle.


11 posted on 03/09/2011 6:54:07 AM PST by Lazamataz (IMPRISON JOE PRO BONO!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Another link on the story from the Daily Caller;

http://dailycaller.com/2011/03/09/npr-board-ousts-ceo-vivian-schiller-in-wake-of-video-sting/


12 posted on 03/09/2011 6:54:45 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: Second Amendment First

Maybe she can spend some time with her psycologist.


13 posted on 03/09/2011 6:55:15 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: Earthdweller

This is the female Schiller, the CEO.


14 posted on 03/09/2011 6:55:21 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Lazamataz

Vivian?

Now it’s all starting to make sense.


15 posted on 03/09/2011 6:55:36 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Second Amendment First

From the NPR website—

“””Update at 9:43 a.m. ET. More from NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik, via Twitter:

“The board for NPR NEWS has just ousted CEO Vivian Schiller in the wake of video sting by conservative activist of a top exec.”

Update at 9:30 a.m. ET: “I’m told by sources that she was forced out,” NPR’s David Folkenflik just said on Morning Edition.”””


I believe that is an understatement to say she was’forced out’!!!!!!


16 posted on 03/09/2011 6:55:36 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Second Amendment First

They are just getting ahead of the scandal to save their funding. Sad thing is that it will probably work.


17 posted on 03/09/2011 6:56:18 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Lazamataz

As long as you don’t hit me, you’re forgiven.


18 posted on 03/09/2011 6:56:25 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

I’m sure Berkeley is waiting with open arms.


19 posted on 03/09/2011 6:56:35 AM PST by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Vivian must have engaged in some sort of coverup of the other Schiller scandal.

Otherwise why would she be immediately fired????


20 posted on 03/09/2011 6:56:51 AM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Second Amendment First

Oh, then never mind...

I was thinking the “male” schiller’s name was “Vivian”...


21 posted on 03/09/2011 6:56:58 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Second Amendment First

Winning!


22 posted on 03/09/2011 6:57:12 AM PST by Portnoy (Follow me on Twitter @gadsdenrattlers)
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To: Second Amendment First

DEFUND NPR!! As a conservative it infuriates me that my tax $$$ supports left-wing propaganda outlets.


23 posted on 03/09/2011 6:57:23 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Second Amendment First

Isn’t this the pompous witch who laughed and told reporters that Juan Williams needed a therapist because he felt uncomfortable on a plane with a bunch of Muslims?

Very happy news.


24 posted on 03/09/2011 6:58:34 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Second Amendment First

I bet Juan Williams is grinning from ear to ear this good morning.

I happened to catch him on Hannity last night. He REALLY needs to sue them......but he won’t.


25 posted on 03/09/2011 6:58:51 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: Second Amendment First

wow, that OKeefe sure responsible for a lot of liberal firings!


26 posted on 03/09/2011 6:58:58 AM PST by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: Second Amendment First

27 posted on 03/09/2011 6:59:04 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Second Amendment First

Sometimes the news is good.


28 posted on 03/09/2011 6:59:08 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Second Amendment First
"I recognize the magnitude of this news – and that it comes on top of what has been a traumatic period for NPR and the larger public radio community

What is traumatic about the period of NPR slandering Juan Williams and more than half of the American population? Oh right, the traumatic period is that NPR is being targeted by the mean Republicans to cut their funding.

29 posted on 03/09/2011 6:59:14 AM PST by thirst4truth (The left elected a mouth that is unattached to an eye, brain or muscle.)
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To: Second Amendment First
She led NPR back from the enormous economic challenges of the previous two years.

By allowing her people to suck up to every anti-American miscreants possible.

30 posted on 03/09/2011 6:59:14 AM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Do you think that maybe O’Keefe has another video that involves Ms Schiller? One can imagine the pogram inside NPR/PBS for any others who have had meetings with potential contributors.
Or perhaps the Apsen job for her namesake came after word of the video emerged and she was caught prevaricating.
It is so easy to provoke liberals into make real a$$es of themselves.


31 posted on 03/09/2011 6:59:29 AM PST by bjc (Check the data!!)
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To: Second Amendment First

Golden parachute?


32 posted on 03/09/2011 6:59:36 AM PST by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Multiple scandals on her watch in the last few months, while congress is looking to cut their funding.


33 posted on 03/09/2011 6:59:44 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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34 posted on 03/09/2011 6:59:54 AM PST by Lazamataz (NPR is the ACORN of the media world.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Time to defund the shills for the demorats. Cut off their 90 million in taxpayer funds and watch them die.


35 posted on 03/09/2011 7:00:44 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: KansasGirl

The need for NPR ended with cable—its an un-needed relic of another age. Let it go and see if it can float in the world of private enterprise—I bet it will become more even handed.


36 posted on 03/09/2011 7:01:39 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Second Amendment First; Liz; STARWISE; hoosiermama; penelopesire; onyx; SE Mom; ...
C Ya!


37 posted on 03/09/2011 7:01:57 AM PST by maggief
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To: Second Amendment First

Bye Bye

38 posted on 03/09/2011 7:01:57 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Second Amendment First
"This is the female Schiller, the CEO."

Oops....this is confusing..why her?

39 posted on 03/09/2011 7:02:21 AM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Second Amendment First
All your NPR are belong to us!

40 posted on 03/09/2011 7:03:15 AM PST by TSgt (Colonel Allen West & Michele Bachman - 2012 POTUS Dream Team Ticket!)
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To: KansasGirl
As a conservative it infuriates me that my tax $$$ supports left-wing propaganda outlets.

Yes, but it would also infuriate me if they were using tax $$$ to support right-wing propaganda outlets.

41 posted on 03/09/2011 7:03:15 AM PST by EternalVigilance (As the nation plunges off a cliff, the GOP taps the brakes for political effect.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Me thinks maybe James has another one up his sleeve, and she now realizes she’s on the next video....


42 posted on 03/09/2011 7:04:15 AM PST by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: Second Amendment First

all I can say is, thank God James O’Keefe is on our side


43 posted on 03/09/2011 7:05:49 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Second Amendment First

See ya later, you HACK!


44 posted on 03/09/2011 7:06:07 AM PST by bkopto ("I like being President. And it turns out I'm pretty good at it." Barack Obama, February 2009)
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To: Second Amendment First

What did she do?? The Juan Williams thing was way back. Is this just to salvage the lobbying effort for funding?? Is there some other scandal that we haven’t heard yet? What is the basis for her resigning?


45 posted on 03/09/2011 7:06:07 AM PST by SonsOfLibertyII
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To: MrB
Her previous gig:

Ms. Schiller joined NPR in January 2009 after serving as a senior vice president at The New York Times Company, where she was general manager of nytimes.com.

46 posted on 03/09/2011 7:06:24 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First
Corporate Counsel Lawyers - All Things Joyce Slocum
"I had been an NPR fanatic for many, many years," she says .... "I love getting the news in an unbiased way ..."

InsideCounsel Magazine - On a Mission

Q: If money weren't an issue, what would your dream job be?

A: I joke with friends that I would run an organic goat farm or open a fish taco stand on the beach in St. Barts.


47 posted on 03/09/2011 7:07:49 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Second Amendment First

Now the MB really is going to be interested in funding NPR. From an MB, or SA, point of view, what’s not to like?


48 posted on 03/09/2011 7:08:06 AM PST by samtheman
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To: PapaBear3625

Gee thanks, my screen just cracked.


49 posted on 03/09/2011 7:08:22 AM PST by DAC21
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To: Second Amendment First

Bu-bye.


50 posted on 03/09/2011 7:09:19 AM PST by SouthTexas (Tea time!)
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