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NPR chief ousted after exec's racism remarks
MSNBC ^ | March 10, 2011

Posted on 03/09/2011 7:40:34 AM PST by La Lydia

NPR's CEO and president, Vivian Schiller, has been forced to resign, the radio broadcaster's media correspondent said Wednesday, following an undercover sting in which a senior executive was videotaped describing Tea Party members as "racist." On Tuesday, Schiller had condemned the comments by Ron Schiller (no relation) — NPR Foundation's senior vice president for fundraising at the time — that were secretly filmed by political activist James O'Keefe of "Project Veritas."

But a Wednesday statement from the chairman of NPR's board of directors, Dave Edwards, said the board had accepted Vivian Schiller's resignation "with deep regret." It was effective immediately...

Joyce Slocum, SVP of legal affairs and general counsel, was appointed as interim CEO.

While the statement said Vivian Schiller had resigned, David Folkenflik, NPR's media correspondent, said in messages on Twitterthat she had been forced to do so.

"The board for NPR NEWS has just ousted CEO Vivian Schiller in the wake of video sting by conservative activist of a top exec," he said, repeating the message for emphasis...

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jamesokeefe; juanwilliams; liberalism; schadenfreude
Juan Williams ought to be sitting in Cafe Milano sipping champagne cocktails and giggling.
1 posted on 03/09/2011 7:40:42 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

If I were Juan, they’d have to surgically remove the mile-wide grin from my face. ;)


2 posted on 03/09/2011 7:42:43 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: La Lydia

He was on Fox News last night gloating and so was I. He stuck it to them good and said NPR should be defunded.


3 posted on 03/09/2011 7:43:20 AM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: La Lydia

Hold on, give Fox a day or so to hire her.


4 posted on 03/09/2011 7:43:45 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: La Lydia
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5 posted on 03/09/2011 7:44:57 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: La Lydia
I just watched the Video link on Drudge of the luncheon.

NPR should be toast now with any more Federal (OUR MONEY) Funding. So come on House GOP, get some gonads and get out that Budget Axe.

6 posted on 03/09/2011 7:46:58 AM PST by Condor51 (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a Congressman. But I repeat myself. [Mark Twain])
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To: baddog 219

Better! Very nice! Today is a happy day for PBS/NPR non-supporters.


7 posted on 03/09/2011 7:47:23 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: DarthVader

I know. I saw. I was laughing. Payback is a bitch. I hope Juan is enjoying this as much as I am.


8 posted on 03/09/2011 7:49:17 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

James O’Keefe —ONE OF NEW JERSEY’S FINEST!


9 posted on 03/09/2011 7:54:16 AM PST by Huck (Fools make feasts and wise men eat them - Poor Richard)
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To: Fantasywriter

See also: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2685960/posts


10 posted on 03/09/2011 7:55:04 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Huck

Vivian Schiller just tweeted: “I’m hopeful that my departure from NPR will have the intended effect of easing the defunding pressure.” Yeah, right.


11 posted on 03/09/2011 8:06:08 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

To a crackpot lib anti-racism is nothing but an excuse to attack whites.


12 posted on 03/09/2011 8:07:46 AM PST by junta (S.C.U.M. = State Controlled Unreliable Media)
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To: La Lydia
NPR chief ousted after exec's racism remarks...

With this header, the implication is that the dismissals have occurred because the pesky tea party people caused them. So the spin begins.

These people haven't had to step down because they're calling the tea parties racist, all leftists have been doing that. No, I have two words for you why they're having to step down, "Muslim" and "Brotherhood".

Notice no mention at all of those words in the column.

13 posted on 03/09/2011 8:13:25 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright

Not a lot about the “zionism” stuff, either.


14 posted on 03/09/2011 8:17:27 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: Keith in Iowa

We’re gonna MISS Ms. Schiller...the same way Bill Murray, in Ghost Busters, missed the pencil-neck EPA jerk after the mayor kicked his skinny fanny out the door. ;)

[Not sure I should thank you for the link. MY EYES, after looking at Ms. Schiller’s face! My cow, the woman screams ‘Liberal!!’ from her very eyeballs.

But really, thanks. It was nice to see the face that Juan is laughing at. Karma. It bites like a witch—spelled with a ‘b’.]


15 posted on 03/09/2011 8:19:26 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Hold on, give Fox a day or so to hire her.


You seemed to have missed the whole point of Juan’s unjust firing....


16 posted on 03/09/2011 8:19:47 AM PST by Freddd
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To: La Lydia
This is a very strange story.... It's not clear to me, from the what's being reported, why Ms. Schiller would need to be ousted in response to somebody else's comments.

I can see the political angle here, though. Given the recent comments by NPR leadership about "no bias," and the congressional pressure about funding.

I guess she's just the one they elected to catch the spear.

17 posted on 03/09/2011 8:20:03 AM PST by r9etb
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To: La Lydia

Flashback: NPR Fires a Top Black Manager (NPR CEO hates black people...)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2612031/posts?page=1


18 posted on 03/09/2011 8:42:25 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: La Lydia
paste-eater has been PWNED


19 posted on 03/09/2011 8:46:09 AM PST by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: r9etb

Could be she’s the one who hired Mr. Schiller or was influential in his hiring (although he is no relation). He went to work for them in 2009. She took over in January, 2009.


20 posted on 03/09/2011 8:47:16 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
Vivian Schiller just tweeted: “I’m hopeful that my departure from NPR will have the intended effect of easing the defunding pressure.” Yeah, right.

If NPR had any conservatives, I would contribute. But they have to let go of my tax dollars.

21 posted on 03/09/2011 8:58:07 AM PST by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific!)
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To: La Lydia

ESPECIALLY SINCE SHE SAID MONTHS AGO WHEN HE WAS FIRED THAT JUAN NEEDED TO WORK HIS PROBLEMS OUT BETWEEN HIM AND HIS THERAPIST.
<P.
JUST A LITTLE PRESUMPTUOUS.


22 posted on 03/09/2011 9:08:44 AM PST by wmileo
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To: La Lydia

Some guy named Folkenflik is their media advisor? Really? BTW “ Schiller” translates from German as one who squints or a young student. I’m not sure which irony in the more delicious


23 posted on 03/09/2011 11:57:52 AM PST by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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