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NPR Videos Are Not What They Seem
Accuracy in Media ^ | 3/13/11 | Accuracy in Media

Posted on 03/13/2011 8:45:25 AM PDT by Nachum

It looks like James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas may have some ‘splaining to do after an analysis by The Blaze reveals some selective editing of the recently released NPR videos. The most damning video was the one where now former NPR executive Ron Schiller was quoted as calling the Tea Partiers as racists. However a further look at the raw footage shows that Schiller was actually discussing what an Republican Ambassador was saying.

(Excerpt) Read more at aim.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jamesokeefe; not; npr; videos; what
Cough, cough... can't see... someone ... blowing too... much... cough cough.... .... smoke
1 posted on 03/13/2011 8:45:27 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

What do Dems think of the Blaze as it is affiliated with both Glenn Beck and the Huffington Post. Quite the conundrum for liberals eh?


2 posted on 03/13/2011 8:47:30 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Nachum

Nachum: great minds ... here’s another article about this smoke-screen:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2688090/posts


3 posted on 03/13/2011 8:50:15 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Nachum

At least now we know what it takes for AIM to engage in some serious in-depth analysis.


4 posted on 03/13/2011 8:52:04 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Nachum
However a further look at the raw footage shows that Schiller was actually discussing what an Republican Ambassador was saying.

Okay, okay. You got 'im. Go ahead and take the money.

5 posted on 03/13/2011 8:53:35 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Nachum

Reading the comments:

Joe Y:

“I have to disagree with you on your analysis. He says the “Republican(s)” voted for Obama because of the “Tea Party people.”

Not possible. The Tea Party movement didn’t begin until well after Obama took office. The “Republican(s)” would have voted against McCain, a moderate Republican who they would surely have been symapthetic with.

Outside of Palin, there was little in the way of conservative voice in that campaign, but Schiller claims the ambassador said, “…they think the current Republican party is not really the Republican Party. It’s been hijacked by this group…” Yet, Schiller never mentions Palin, and there was no Tea Party at the time, i.e. no “group” tht could have “hijacked” the McCain campaign.

Furthermore, Schiller refers specifically to the Tea Party in his description, and the Tea Party could not possilbly–not possibly–have been part of the conversation to which Schiller refers. No, when Schiller speaks, he’s giving his own evaluation.”

OldJoe:

“Let me get this straight, the Republicans…..”an ambassador — so, a very highly placed Republican — another person, who was one of the top donors to the Republican party.”, both voted for Obama because they knew about Tea Party which had not formed in November 2008?”

Rex:

“Let me get this straight, he repeated what he alledgedly heard from two republicans in order to support an opinion that he did not hold? That doesn’t sound accurate to me. That sounds like left wing spin.”


6 posted on 03/13/2011 8:54:43 AM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (How much better off would we be if these bastards would just leave us alone?)
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To: Nachum

I didn’t know that the folks over at AIM could cogently write while entertaining gerbils into their back doors. I am impressed.


7 posted on 03/13/2011 8:54:43 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Nachum

O’Keefe released the entire raw video.

Besides the worst bigotry was when the NPR thug said that the Jews owned the media.


8 posted on 03/13/2011 8:56:16 AM PDT by y6162
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To: Nachum

Then Shiller should have fought it. But he didn’t. So, I have to believe that there is truth in the video. :)


9 posted on 03/13/2011 8:56:39 AM PDT by It's me
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To: Nachum
The entire, unedited video was released along with the condensed version.

When does CPB/NPR/state-run media ever do that?

10 posted on 03/13/2011 8:59:28 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Nachum

There were 2 commies on CNN just now trying to claim NPR is not Liberal. Pathetic.


11 posted on 03/13/2011 9:01:34 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: La Lydia

It would be interesting to see if there are Journolist emails on this Okeef attack.


12 posted on 03/13/2011 9:02:46 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Texas Eagle

what is a “Republican Ambassador”?


13 posted on 03/13/2011 9:06:56 AM PDT by digger48
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To: La Lydia

Ha! JournoList indeed ...

Time Magazine continues with their own contrail plumes of Journolisto smoke...

The Twisty, Bent Truth
of the NPR-Sting

http://tunedin.blogs.time.com/2011/03/13/the-twisty-bent-truth-of-the-npr-sting-video/


14 posted on 03/13/2011 9:07:14 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Ok, then why did he quit?


15 posted on 03/13/2011 9:08:18 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: Nachum

I’m glad to see Glenn’s site STANDING WITH THE TRUTH... which, has NO agenda.


16 posted on 03/13/2011 9:09:12 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: digger48
what is a “Republican Ambassador”?

I think it's the same thing as a straw dog or a red herring or a Unicorn. Something made up out of whole cloth.

If this mythical "Republican Ambassador" really existed, why doesn't National Palestinian Radio (their own words for their network according to Schiller) name him?

When have they ever shied away from identifying Republicans whom they want to embarrass?

17 posted on 03/13/2011 9:10:00 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: vetvetdoug

That is twisted, and I’m ashamed at myself for finding it so funny.


18 posted on 03/13/2011 9:21:19 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Texas Eagle

“At least now we know what it takes for AIM to engage in some serious in-depth analysis.”

Fairly startling, isn’t it? AIM started the whole media watchdog business from a conservative perspective. They were eclipsed years ago, first by Bozell and now Breitbart, so are probably busy trying to stay relevant.


19 posted on 03/13/2011 9:24:58 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Nachum
“Let me get this straight, the Republicans…..”an ambassador — so, a very highly placed Republican — another person, who was one of the top donors to the Republican party.”, both voted for Obama because they knew about Tea Party which had not formed in November 2008?”

Oops. Try again, Accuracy In Media.

20 posted on 03/13/2011 9:28:50 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Nachum

Scottie: He’s dead, Jim.


21 posted on 03/13/2011 9:29:24 AM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: Nachum

It’s fairly clear from the full transcript that Schiller’s last words: “I mean, it’s pretty scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”, were his own thoughts, not a quotation from someone else.


22 posted on 03/13/2011 9:30:33 AM PDT by rwa265 (Christ my Cornerstone)
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To: rwa265

I agree. If you read the transcript, the offensive language was after the part of the conversation regarding the ambassador and was clearly schiller’s own opinion.


23 posted on 03/13/2011 9:37:51 AM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Correct, the Tea Party movement began on April 15, 2009, in response to the spending and bailout fever in Washington DC and the Obummer Administration. The CNBC (I think that was that channel) business guy Rick Santelli called for a Tea Party and he got one!!! In my opinion Rick is the Grandfather of the Modern Tea Party Movement.

I was at my first rally on that day and I haven’t stopped yet!!!


24 posted on 03/13/2011 9:41:38 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: Nachum

THEN WHY DID HE RESIGN??

All this shows is that given enough time you can come up with a better answer...

Their initial reaction is what is the most telling


25 posted on 03/13/2011 9:46:17 AM PDT by Mr. K (Job #1 DEFUND THE LEFT then Palin/Bachman 2012 -Unbeatable Ticket~!)
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To: Nachum
I would love to see the entire, unedited two day long interview that Katie Couric did with Sarah Palin, rather than the carefully edited portions that Couric released.

In fact, I have long contended that every conservative submitting to an interview with any of the MSM talking heads should make it a pre-condition that they have the absolute right to copy and publish any portions of the interview that the MSM talking heads leave on the cutting room floor.

26 posted on 03/13/2011 9:55:18 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Nachum

It’s time we give NPR a FREEPING like they’ve never had before!!!

Comment on their story here:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/03/13/134495929/questions-raised-about-okeefes-editing-of-npr-sting-video?device=iphone


27 posted on 03/13/2011 10:02:49 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The "11th Commandment" applies to Republicans, not RINOs.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Back in the day when Dobson was head of Focus on the Family he insisted that his own FOTF crew also film every media interview and have the right to publish any ‘corrections’ that were needed.

That quickly put an end to lies being published about him.


28 posted on 03/13/2011 10:03:45 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: Nachum

So what? We’ve known for some time there’s lots of Democrats in the Republican party. We call ‘em RINOs.


29 posted on 03/13/2011 10:03:53 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Nachum

My best guess is that Schiller is something like the stereotype of a used car salesman. He tells his guests whatever he thinks they want to hear and makes up stuff on a moment’s notice.

I kinda doubt the alleged conversation even occurred or that these GOP guys who confided in him even exist. Regardless, I dont think the blaze analysis is fair. It sounds like the “what the GOP guys told me” part ends with their claim to have voted for Obama.


30 posted on 03/13/2011 10:08:26 AM PDT by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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To: Nachum

1) Why were two NPR execs meeting with sworn enemies of the U.S., Israel and the West, a Muslim Brotherhood front group, in view of accepting a $5 million donation? Why were they doing that in the first place?

(here’s the declared jihad): http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/4650.htm

2) Why did NPR lie in their first cover story, saying they never were going to accept the check?

3) Why did NPR conspire to conceal this from the public and the government?

4) Why did Ron Schiller launch into an anti-Semitic rant?

5) why did Betsy Liles laugh and say “I like that!” when people she thought were our enemies called NPR “National Palestinian Radio”?

6) Do they think we’re stupid?

Defund. Audit. Investigate. Incarcerate.


31 posted on 03/13/2011 10:08:50 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (The "11th Commandment" applies to Republicans, not RINOs.)
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To: Nachum
Said by AIM to the public, Are you going to believe me or you lying eyes and ears?
32 posted on 03/13/2011 10:15:07 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast: THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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Interesting that anyone could claim to know this, besides him and his group.

additional:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2688090/posts


33 posted on 03/13/2011 10:25:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Nachum

If this is true then they are easily a target for wrongful termination and O’Keefe is in for a trial for libel.

I call BS.


34 posted on 03/13/2011 10:48:41 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Defund. Audit. Investigate. Incarcerate.

Well-stated post and closing action items worth repeating.

35 posted on 03/13/2011 10:57:05 AM PDT by PGalt
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