Skip to comments.NPR exec caught on tape saying he would hide donation from Muslim Brotherhood from government
Posted on 03/11/2011 7:25:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
When a man posing as Ibrahim Kasaam asked, "It sounded like you were saying NPR would be able to shield us from a government audit, is that correct?" NPR's senior director of institutional giving, Betsy Liley, responded, "I think that is the case, especially if you are anonymous. I can inquire about that." According to conservative James O'Keefe, whose Project Veritas organization conducted the NPR sting organization, the man posing as Kasaam made two follow-up phone calls to Liley after their lunch.
Liley said a $5 million donation would amount to about "10 years of support."
Kasaam follows up by asking: "The fact that NPR is not only a tax-exempt organization, but also receives direct contributions from the government - does that invite some sort of government oversight or government examination of contributions, et cetera?"
Liley answered: "They have audited our programs at times and, I think, as part of that, they can look at our audited financials. If you are concerned in any way about that, that's one reason you might want to be an anonymous donor. And, we would certainly, if that was your interest, want to shield you from that."
Liley mentioned a precedent at NPR - in more than $80 million in donations from universities.
NPR released a statement saying that Liley was not following procedure and that the organization didn't work this way. I call baloney on that. They obviously don't have a clue how their senior executives raise money or if they shield it from the prying eyes of government.
Maybe someone should look into taking away their tax payer subsidy. Oh, wait...
A little like, “my comments don’t reflect what I think”...
De-fund the traitorous bastards. Now.
What Universities donated 80 million dollars, what did they get for their 80 million and who organized this donation and was it approved by their boards or were they hidden the same way from their institutions.
´Seems like Treason to me.
Not only de-fund. But somebody needs to go to prison.
For liberals, the ends always justifies the means.
Damn...not only do your tax dollars go to NPR; but the cash you pony up for your child’s tuition, as well...public education is a crime syndicate, IMO.
look for “Betsy Liley, Fundraiser” on Monster.com soon.
I’m concerned about the “he” in the title. Is Betsy Liley a guy, or are they referring to another NPR exec?
I heard that differently - I believe she was talking about an anon donor to universities run by women - one of her numerous rehashing of goings on at Purdue Univ. with donor money.
Purdue has to be flipping their lid about this tape too - she's a chatty cathy
In the event they cannot pay the regular corporate taxes that I mention above their assets should be taken and auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Once we are finished with NPR then we should move on to the "Ad Council" which is another extremely stupid thing we fund with tax dollars and tax exemptions. The list goes on....
Betsy Liley also said that NPR had no litmus test for donors.
It seems timely to have a congressional investigation into past donors, following the defunding of NPR
I have had a suspicion for years that our government has increasing numbers of communists working in the various agencies. Do anyone else feel this way?
This would effectively make NPR, and those aware of the money, unregistered foreign agents accepting funds from known terrorist organizations. Multiple felony violations in the area of National Security statutes, similar to espionage.
It's as bad as you can get without actually committing a violent attack against the US.
THIS may well finish NPR.
It could be a real eye-opener.
Doesn't a gift tax have to be paid on large gifts? Would this make them an accessory to tax evasion?
Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)
LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)
Or... "I misspoke."
strip them of their 501c3 status
More than any other man, the Left has vilified Senator Joseph McCarthy. They hate him with a burning hate.
means this is normal for them,,,,
Apparently this is yet another of the secretly recorded conversations. Who knows what else they have on this bunch of leftists!
My thoughts too. Holder wouldn’t touch this qith a ten foot pole.
Yep. I totally agree.
They say they don’t need the money (according to the video) but they scream bloody murder the minute someone suggests NPR be De-funded.
And irregardless of what anyone at NPR and PBS says, they ALL know what’s going on with the money.
The whole bunch needs some cell time.
Ummm....yes, since the 1930s, non-stop.
Now, now. I’m sure this is the first time something like this has ever happened at NPR.
NPR = non patriotic rats.
Factually, Marxists have been infiltrating and organizing in the US since just before the turn of the Twentieth Century.
It increased in WWI and again 1921. Lenin ran several philosophical indoctrination programs.
Joe Stalin quickly instituted and funded hundreds of espionage, corruption, and sabotage programs throughout the US (and the rest of the free world) and most of those efforts became self sustaining and have never stopped.
A prime example of a Stalin created and funded program is the ACLU.
Isn’t it freaking crazy, these type are governing... inmates running the asylum...
The FBI or DOJ could be doing these sting investigations. But it probably won’t happen during the current administration.
Lets all hold our collective breaths and wait for the federal investigation by the U.S. Attorney General (Holder) into this conspiracy to hide millions of potential dollars from a terrorist group!
This will happen after Holder investigates the ambush video by Jesse who will be arrested and prosecuted for denying NPR their right to get money for the program!
The spirit of Treason-for a fee!
Pay no attention to that man behind the screen.
In the past thirty years, they seem to be multiplying like bacteria on fresh feces. Sure, they changed their name to Progressives but that didn’t slow them down. I will say they are much bolder than when I first started suspecting something was amiss.
I Googled “government communists”
Among the ‘answers was this one. However when you click on Cached, it comes up with “cache:T3xUfEZHp3MJ:www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2618022/posts government communists”. Now, I know that wasn’t an intentional error on their part. Or was it?
US GOVERNMENT COMMUNISTS
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Communists, Socialists, Marxists, Maoists and Islamics are in the US Government. They all believe in a government that’s opposed to the US ...
www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2618022/posts - Cached
They got 24/7 propaganda pouring into the minds of people.....Anti everything this country was Founded on—especially anti white, ant-Christian and especially to normalize aberrant behavior. All immoral destructive behaviors are promoted to destroy the natural family, destroy independence and self-reliance and responsibility which the Christian paradigm established.
It is to destroy us from within....create worthless, irresponsible people who can’t commit to anything but self pleasure and escapism. Nihilism.
And if you guys want to spend some, uh, `quality time’ with some of the kids from the Sesame Street audience—we know you have some exotic tastes—just let us know.
Sort of, but remember, ya find 'em under rocks, and responsible Americans have been turning rocks over more of late. Many have been here forever we're just noticing now.
As far as names, environmentalist, animal rights, social justice, union, economic justice, worker friendly, social responsibility, alternative anything, health care access, socializing children, ................all are new names for communism, let alone socialism, leftist, Marxist, or the oh so sweet "progressive".
begs the question ‘who else do they do this for?’
Paging the ghost of Joe McCarthy
They didn’t listen then and..
but Job Well Done!
and the EPA, the State Dept, etc.
And strip them of tax exempt status. Make them pay taxes like other unprotected businesses.
Yes, I agree. Much more blatant.
-——What Universities donated 80 million dollars,-——
This is an interesting question. Were the funds actually donations or payments for programming?
The fact is, many state universities actually run the public broadcasting stations, both radio and TV. That is the actual stations are owned and operated by the states. With the exception of some western states that utilize Pacifica, I think all public broadcasting stations are operated by the states. Rather than have a free standing state broadcasting bureaucracy, that task was delegated to the state run universities.
The University of Florida was one of the first and is emulated by Tennessee and North Carolina and others.
The fact is that many Republican governors could bring about change in NPR/PBS by simply not carrying their programming or insisting that the programming be for all people and certainly eliminate the propaganda content. Also, Conservative content could be broadcast at a governor’s insistence if there was someone like NPR/PBS to develop and provide the programming.
I hate to say it, but after reading this article from Glen Beck’s The Blaze website
I no longer trust anything from O’Keefe. In fact, based on real investigative reporting from The Blaze, it looks more like O’Keefe is willing to fabricate and manipulate his videos to say anything he wants them to say - true or not. I don’t care what point you’re trying to make - I don’t like being manipulated by anyone, thank you very much.
Exactly, someone had to have organized all of these universities to give this money. Who was that? Some communications professor buried in an acquisitions budget?