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  • Vivian Schiller to Leave NBC News for Twitter

    10/24/2013 2:21:29 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 24, 2013 | BRIAN STELTER
    In a bid to reinforce Twitter’s mutually beneficial relationships with the news industry, the social networking giant on Thursday appointed Vivian Schiller to a newly created position, head of news and journalism partnerships. Ms. Schiller, the chief digital officer for NBC News, will leave NBC and join Twitter in January. At Twitter, she will oversee partnerships with news organizations like NBC, NPR and The New York Times; she worked for all three organizations earlier in her career... The job listing spoke of making Twitter “indispensable to newsrooms and journalists.” Part of Ms. Schiller’s job will be to suggest improvements to...
  • EveryBlock founder advises Twitter not to hire NBC News digital chief (no to Vivian Schiller)

    10/09/2013 6:33:25 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/7/13 | Salvador Rodriguez
    EveryBlock founder Adrian Holovaty slammed NBC News Chief Digital Officer Vivian Schiller, the person who shut down his start-up, by advising Twitter not to hire her for its Head of News opening. The tweet comes shortly after a report by AllThingsD that said Schiller is believed to be the top candidate for the position. Adrian Holovaty @adrianholovaty Attention @twitter management: hiring @VivianSchiller would be a huge mistake. Check your references!
  • Twitter may tap TV big as first news chief (smug ex-NPR witch Vivian Schiller)

    10/09/2013 6:23:19 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/8/13 | Keith J. Kelly and Claire Atkinson
    NBC News chief Vivian Schiller is moving closer to the top news job at Twitter. Schiller, 52, is in negotiations with the microblogging service to become its first head of news, The Post has learned. -snip- Schiller, who has held jobs at CNN, NPR and the New York Times, certainly fits the job description.
  • Sources: Former NPR CEO Heading to NBC (Lying Liberal Vivian Schiller)

    06/02/2011 3:54:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    Fox News New York ^ | 6/1/2011 | staff
    Former National Public Radio CEO Vivian Schiller is expected to land a job at NBC News, sources close to the negotiations told The Hollywood Reporter Wednesday. Schiller would be in charge of digital projects for the Peacock Network but will not be attached to a particular program, sources added. Schiller, 49, resigned from her post at NPR in March, following the release of a secretly recorded video that showed another NPR executive discussing government funding and harshly criticizing Republicans and the Tea Party.
  • Fmr. NPR CEO Admits Liberal Establishment Is Terrified of Being Exposed

    04/05/2011 6:49:49 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 51 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | April 5th | Henry D'Andrea
    Tell me something I don’t know…. Today former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller admitted that the liberal establishment is terrified of being exposed for their blatant corruption and far left bias. Fired and failed lib NPR CEO Vivian Schiller spoke Tuesday at the Paley Center for Media in New York and lashed out at the videographers who exposed the bigotry in her organization, calling the undercover sting an “abomination.” She admitted the rest of the establishment is “terrified” of being the next NPR, Planned Parenthood or ACORN…and speculated that the goal of these stings is to instill fear. “It’s terrifying,” Schiller...
  • NPR: tripped up by its own elitism

    03/15/2011 4:16:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 52 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | March 14, 2011 | Juan Williams
    It just keeps happening. NPR's leader ship keeps tripping over its microphone wires and then asking everybody else to plug them back in. I know everybody thinks I must be in a vindictive mood, celebrating the sudden departure of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller after her handpicked personal fund-raiser was caught on tape disparaging Tea Party activists and Jews and taking more shots at me. I'm human and do have some thoughts, but it's OK to keep them to myself: Schiller's very public missteps allow everyone to draw their own conclusions about her. I'm not being vindictive when I say that...
  • New NPR Chief’s Past Political Donations Solely to Democrats

    03/11/2011 6:35:48 AM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 15 replies
    Eyeblast TV ( Media Research Center) ^ | 3/11/2011 | Joe Schoffstall
    Now that Vivian Schiller is out as NPR’s chief, Joyce Slocum was named to NPR’s top post on Wednesday. However, her past political donations are bound to add more fuel to the fire. According to OpenSecrets: Joyce Slocum, National Public Radio’s new interim chief executive, has made five federal-level political contributions of more than $500, all to Democrats, a Center for Responsive Politics analysis of campaign disclosures shows. The Center’s research indicates that between 1999 and 2002, Slocum spread about $3,500 between Democratic U.S. House candidate Regina Montoya Coggins and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ron Kirk, who today serves as...
  • NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns

    03/09/2011 6:49:39 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 160 replies
    NPR ^ | March 9, 2011
    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...
  • VIDEO: NPR Has “No Particular Bias” and Accusations of Being Liberal is a “Perception Issue”

    03/07/2011 1:30:02 PM PST · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 11 replies
    National Public Radio President Vivian Schiller held a luncheon at the National Press Club today to speak of NPR’s new endeavors as well as stating the case why they should not be stripped of taxpayer dollars. Questions at the event had to be written down beforehand, and were later read to Ms. Schiller by a moderator. When asked “Do you believe there is an imbalance at NPR in terms of liberals and conservatives in the newsroom? If the answer is ‘yes’ what do you propose to do about it?” Schiller responded by saying they get a “tremendous amount of criticism...
  • NPR Exec Resigns After Review of Williams Firing

    01/06/2011 4:14:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | January 06, 2011 | Daniel Foster
    Wow. NPR has concluded its internal review of the conditions surrounding the termination of commentator Juan Williams, and NPR’s news chief Ellen Weiss is out of a job. From an NPR release: “— Williams’ contract was terminated in accordance with its terms.  The contract gave both parties the right to terminate on 30 days’ notice for any reason.  The facts gathered during the review revealed that the termination was not the result of special interest group or donor pressure.  However, because of concerns regarding the speed and handling of the termination process, the Board additionally recommended that certain actions be...
  • Who Is Vivian Schiller?

    10/25/2010 6:29:42 AM PDT · by paudio · 33 replies · 1+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/22/10 | Brian Bolduc
    A little background on Vivian Schiller, the president and CEO of NPR who distinguished herself by (and later apologized for) suggesting Juan Williams’s comments made him practically certifiable. In 1983, she graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Russian and Soviet Studies. Two years later, she emerged from Middlebury College with a master’s degree in Russian. Schiller began her journalistic career in 1988 as a Russian interpreter in the former Soviet Union for Turner Broadcasting. She spent ten years with Turner as vice president of development, producing many award-winning documentaries, such as Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream. From...
  • NPR: Sorry About the Story Linking Christian Group to Anthrax (flashback)

    10/25/2010 7:03:13 AM PDT · by ruination · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2002 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    Six months after the fact, the head of National Public Radio apologized Wednesday for what some lawmakers called a "slanderous" report linking anthrax-laced letters to a Christian conservative organization. "We have made mistakes at NPR. One mistake was our report about TVC," said Kevin Klose, president and CEO of the public broadcasting radio network, referring to a story that suggested the Traditional Values Coalition was connected to the attempted assassination of two senators. "You have my personal apology for that mistake and I hope to go on from there," Klose said. Klose's comments in a Wednesday House subcommittee hearing came...
  • Juan Williams’ Forgotten Victimizer: The Man in the Mirror

    10/24/2010 7:53:30 AM PDT · by Paladins Prayer · 64 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 October 2010 | Selwyn Duke
    If anyone should feel loved right now, it’s social commentator Juan Williams. His firing by National Public Radio (NPR) for comments he made on Fox News’ O’Reilly Factor has drawn harsh criticism from all quarters, left, right and center. And I join this defensive phalanx. Sacking a man for saying that he gets “worried” and “nervous” aboard a plane when he see people “identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims” with their traditional garb is an example of political correctness run amuck. Heck, Williams was merely giving voice to a disquiet felt by a majority of Americans. And if any...
  • Why NPR Should 'Defund' Bigoted President

    10/24/2010 9:45:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2010 | Kevin McCullough
    When asked by reporters, immediately after she had insinuated that Juan Williams was in need of psychiatric help-presumably because since 9.11 he sometimes feel anxious around muslims who appear dangerous, the President of NPR Vivian Schiller stated: "The only thing that matters to me in this case is how Juan as a news analyst conducts himself, and whether it's in violation of our journalistic ethics. It's really that straight forward. Now I don't need to get into a debate about is this show news, is this show opinion. That's... Let's... Let somebody else talk about that. My only interest here......
  • NPR's Nina Totenberg: Jesse Helms or His Grandkids Should Get AIDS (Video)

    10/21/2010 4:11:14 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 17 replies
    Associated Contents ^ | 10/21/2010 | Mark Wittington
    We are assured from NPR mouth pieces that Juan Williams was fired for expressing a personal opinion, which is against NPR rules. If those are the rules, they seem to be selectively enforced as this old footage of Nina Totenberg shows. Could it be that Juan Williams was fired for expressing a politically incorrect opinion on a conservative friendly news network while being African American? Could it be that NPR allows its reporters to wish that Republican Senators or their innocent grandkids die a slow, horrible death from AIDS and are now fired? Mind if a conservative should call down...
  • Will NPR fire Nina Totenberg for wishing Jesse Helms would get AIDS?

    10/21/2010 9:52:23 AM PDT · by roses of sharon · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Figuring out what’s inconsistent with NPR’s editorial standards can be awful difficult. The network terminated the contract for Fox News contributor Juan Williams because of a comment about Muslims, but apparently has yet to take a similar action against Nina Totenberg. From Reason’s Michael Moynihan: Check out this clip, from way back in 1995, of NPR’s Nina Totenberg telling the host of PBS’s Inside Washington that if there was “retributive justice” in the world the (admittedly loathsome) Jesse Helms would “get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it.” Totenberg is still NPR’s legal affairs correspondent.
  • Totenberg Eats Shoe, Admits Misjudgment on Iraq Election's Power

    03/08/2005 1:54:07 PM PST · by billorites · 26 replies · 1,650+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | March 7, 2005
    NPR's Nina Totenberg eats her shoe. Asked on Inside Washington over the weekend if President Bush deserves credit for the democratic movements rising in the Middle East, Totenberg, a critic of Bush's Iraq policy, replied that "if I had a hat I would have to eat it." Then, as she briefly brought a shoe to her month, she noted that "I've got my shoe here" and conceded that "I really did not think that this election in Iraq would make that much difference and I was wrong." She quickly added, however, that "it really does help that Arafat died and...
  • Krauthammer Takes on Entire 'Inside Washington' Panel -- Again, Over Attacks on Fox News

    10/02/2010 7:46:03 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 2, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    Think President Barack Obama has thin skin? How could one not, after the attacks on media personalities like Rush Limbaugh or his on-the-record comments about the liberal blogs and Fox News? On PBS’s Oct. 2 broadcast of “Inside Washington,” NPR’s Nina Totenberg pointed out the left-wing blogosphere has been critical of Obama, yet she chalked it up as just being “whiny.” “Inside Washington” panelist and Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer responded, and pointed out the president’s “thin skin,” in the wake of his remarks about his cable channel in a recent Rolling Stone interview. “You would think that the presidency...
  • NPR Censorship

    10/21/2010 8:43:03 PM PDT · by Resjuda · 22 replies
    Resjuda | 10/21/2010 | Resjuda
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  • Juan Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: My Two Cents on Amateur Professionalism

    10/22/2010 7:12:19 PM PDT · by SpareChange · 17 replies
    Spare Change | 22 October 2010 | David J. Aland
    Juan Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: My Two Cents on Amateur Professionalism By David J. Aland /// 22 October 2010 Juan Williams, a journalist of well-established liberal reputation, was in the habit of frequenting the opposition at Fox News, and was just fired from his post at National Public Radio for “violating journalistic standards.” Ironically, the firing says a lot about the sad state of journalistic standards at NPR, or the lack thereof: it never pays to preen about professionalism while behaving amateurishly. A frequent visitor to “The O’Reilly Factor” on Fox News, an outlet routinely derided by some as...
  • A vicious cycle (Williams firing)

    10/21/2010 4:26:15 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 26 replies
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2010/10/027513.php
    National Review Online had an email exchange with NPR regarding the sacking of Juan Williams. Asked what exactly Williams said that NPR deemed inappropriate, Anna Christopher, NPR's senior manager of media relations, wrote: "We aren't going to get into a back and forth over semantics. The comment violated our ethics guidelines, and offended many in doing so" (emphasis added). UPDATE: Vivian Schiller, the CEO of NPR, told an audience at the Atlanta Press Club that Williams should have kept his opinions between himself and "his psychiatrist or publicist."
  • Williams: NPR Chief Attacked Me After Firing

    10/22/2010 7:05:19 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 110 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | UPDATED: 8:34 am EDT October 22, 2010
    WASHINGTON -- Juan Williams says comments that NPR's chief executive made after his firing amount to a personal attack. Appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, the journalist says he thinks that NPR CEO Vivian Schiller attacked him because she had a weak argument to justify his firing. "I think it's a very weak case," he said Friday. "And so ultimately what I think she had to do then is to make it an ad hominem or personal attack."
  • RAW DATA: NPR Internal Memo on Juan Williams

    10/22/2010 1:02:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    fox ^ | 10/22/10 | staff
    The following is an internal memo sent on behalf of NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller: Dear AREPS, Thank you for all of your varying feedback on the Juan Williams situation. Let me offer some further clarification about why we terminated his contract early. First, a critical distinction has been lost in this debate. NPR News analysts have a distinctive role and set of responsibilities. This is a very different role than that of a commentator or columnist. News analysts may not take personal public positions on controversial issues; doing so undermines their credibility as analysts, and that’s what’s happened...
  • National Patronizing Radio (a.k.a. NPR: Highlights in Propaganda)

    10/22/2010 1:00:03 PM PDT · by This Just In · 2 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10.22.10 | Geoffrey Norman
    National Patronizing Radio By Geoffrey Norman on 10.22.10 @ 6:09AM Anna Christopher, who is "senior manager of media relations" at National Public Radio, spent yesterday doing some serious explaining. Most of us probably didn't know that NPR had any managers of media relations, much less a senior one, and certainly didn't care. NPR is free to waste money any way it chooses, even if some of the money does come from taxpayers. Anyway, seems Ms. Christopher was called upon to manage the media regarding NPR's firing of Juan Williams for saying something inconsistent with the company line. The problem was...
  • Norah Grossly Understates NPR's Fed Funding

    10/22/2010 7:22:27 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Trying to downplay calls--in reaction to the Juan Williams firing fiasco--for the federal defunding of NPR as mere right-wing electoral politics and "cable catnip," Norah O'Donnell has grossly understated the proportion of its budget that NPR obtains from the feds. Aided and abetted by Chuck Todd, Norah offered her misleading math on today's Daily Rundown on MSNBC. O'Donnell claimed that only 1-3% of NPR's budget is derived from federal funding. But as you'll see, the real number is at least double that. View video here.
  • NPR = Negative Public Relations

    10/22/2010 9:36:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 22, 2010 | Fraser Seitel
    Poor Mara Liasson. The benignly liberal Fox News contributor is a dead duck now that NPR has suddenly discovered the passage in its Code of Ethics that NPR journalists “should not participate in shows …that encourage punditry and speculation rather than fact-based analysis.”Or maybe not. NPR is so mixed up in its handling of the Juan Williams fiasco that maybe they’ll give Ms. Liasson a pass – further compounding their disastrous public relations handling of the whole mess. NPR fall gal in this media firestorm is President and CEO Vivian Schiller, whose internal memo about Le Affair Juan is a...
  • Give NPR Your Two Cents’ Worth

    10/22/2010 6:00:32 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 21 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 10-21-10 | Stoutcat
    After the firing of Juan Williams,NPR CEO Vivian Schiller inadvertently let us all know the real reason she was sorry about the whole debacle: “We’re profoundly sorry that this happened during fundraising week.”[emphasis mine] Yeah, she said that. Classy, eh? But don’t let NPR believe that you’re not thinking of their plight during their fundraising. Give them your two cents. Literally. [snip] Because, honestly, that’s about all they’re worth these days.
  • Is Nina Totenberg Next? [NPR's Nina frequently expresses pro-Democratic opinion]

    10/21/2010 7:36:15 PM PDT · by rhema · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/21/10 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Juan Williams, now a former contract news analyst for NPR, was fired Wednesday for publicly taking a controversial position. A statement from NPR CEO Vivian Schiller said: His remarks on The O'Reilly Factor this past Monday were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR.On Thursday, however, Schiller revised her position on Williams’s termination. According to the Associated Press, Schiller told the Atlanta Press Club that it wasn’t the O’Reilly interview that led to his dismissal but the fact that he expressed his “controversial” opinions at all. Doing so, she said,...
  • Megyn Kelly to CAIR Exec: ‘Happy Now?’ (Video)

    10/21/2010 2:35:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Bretibart TV ^ | 10/21/10 | Fox
    Megyn Kelly has a heated interview with Ibrahim Hooper (CAIR) regarding the firing of Juan Williams from NPR.
  • Liberal group zeros in on next target: NPR correspondent and Fox News contributor Mara Liasson

    10/21/2010 11:37:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2010 | Chris Moody
    Now that Fox News contributor Juan Williams has been dropped from National Public Radio, the liberal website Media Matters for America is now targeting Mara Liasson, the last remaining NPR correspondent who works with Fox News. “NPR’s Mara Liasson and her long-running association with Fox News has often raised questions. This might be the proper time for NPR to finally address that thorny issue,” wrote Media Matters columnist Eric Boehlert Thursday in a post entitled “What about Mara Liasson?” “[I]f you look at NPR’s code of ethics, there’s simply no way Liasson should be making appearances on Fox.” Boehlert cited...
  • Islam Has One More Mug Shot To Post On Its Wall - Juan Williams Joins The Growing List

    10/21/2010 11:20:26 AM PDT · by JLWORK · 10 replies
    Here's The Right Side Of It ^ | October 21, 2010 | John L. Work
    The Juan Williams firing is but a part of the World War on Freedom of Speech being waged by the Forces of Islam. Mr. Williams may be out of a job, but we can be thankful he is still free to walk about. I disagree with many of his positions, but losing his job at the behest of the likes of the Council on American Islamic Relations, headed by Ibrahim Hooper, is an outrage to me as an American citizen. Over in Austria, there is yet another hate-speech trial pending, this time with Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff in jeopardy. Her trial begins...
  • NPR CEO: Fired Analyst Previously Violated Ethics (CEO: Juan-consult psychiatrist or publicist)

    10/21/2010 11:19:25 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    AP ^ | 10/21/10 | BRETT ZONGKER
    NPR's chief executive is defending the firing of news analyst Juan Williams after his comments on the Fox News Channel about Muslims and says Williams veered from journalistic ethics several times before. Williams told Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly he gets nervous when he sees people in Muslim garb on an airplane. NPR CEO Vivian Schiller said Thursday at the Atlanta Press Club that controversial opinions should not come from NPR reporters or news analysts. Schiller also said whatever feelings Williams has about Muslims should be between him and "his psychiatrist or his publicist."
  • Sarah Palin on facebook: Juan Williams: Going Rogue

    10/21/2010 11:10:07 AM PDT · by Al B. · 41 replies
    facebook ^ | October 21, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    At a time when our country is dangerously in debt and looking for areas of federal spending to cut, I think we’ve found a good candidate for defunding. National Public Radio is a public institution that directly or indirectly exists because the taxpayers fund it. And what do we, the taxpayers, get for this? We get to witness Juan Williams being fired from NPR for merely speaking frankly about the very real threat this country faces from radical Islam. We have to have an honest discussion about the jihadist threat. Are we not allowed to say that Muslim terrorists have...
  • What on earth did Juan Williams say to get him fired from NPR?

    10/21/2010 11:05:50 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/2010 | Rick Moran
    Fox News analyst Juan Williams is one of the resident liberals at that network but has occasionally demonstrated a stubborn independent streak when it comes to War on Terror issues. But the statement he made on O'Reilly's show that got him canned from NPR is so innocuous and beyond that, so true of most Americans, that you have to figure that either the liberal Public Radio network was looking for an excuse to get rid of Williams, or they are so drenched in political correctness that every other factor takes a back seat to their slavish devotion to that...
  • O'Reilly: "I'm Calling For the Immediate Suspension of Every Taxpayer Dollar Going to NPR" (Video)

    10/21/2010 10:59:32 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 23 replies
    HAP ^ | 10/21/10 | hap
    O'Reilly: "I want them suspended today"..."It's ridiculous..It's not out of character for NPR, they've been trying to get rid of Juan for a while...It's not a new organization, it's basically a left wing outfit that wants one opinion" (Video)
  • FNC James Rosen emails Greta NPR internal memo on Juan Williams - here it is!

    10/21/2010 10:49:11 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 74 replies · 5+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/21/10 | Greta Van Susteren
    Link here:http://gretawire.blogs.foxnews.com/fnc-james-rosen-emails-me-npr-internal-memo-on-juan-williams-here-it-is/
  • Liberal Lynch Mob Finally Gets Juan Williams

    10/21/2010 10:42:59 AM PDT · by JedEckert2000 · 21 replies
    www.jedeckert.com ^ | 10-21-2010 | jedeckert2000
    NPR has been looking to unload Juan Williams for a long time. They will tolerate only one way of thinking- only the furthest-left, ultra-politically-correct dogma. Like Pravda during the old Soviet Union, you either toe the line or end up in a gulag. Since there are no gulags in the United States… yet, NPR will have to settle for a contract termination. But make no mistake, if they had their way, I am sure Juan, alongside most of talk radio, the entire staff of Fox News, the Wall Street Journal and others would be in a re-education work camp this...
  • NPR Fires Analyst for Saying Muslims Make Him Nervous

    10/21/2010 10:38:26 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 29 replies
    aolnews ^ | 35 mins ago
    (Oct. 21) -- NPR has fired longtime news analyst Juan Williams after he told the Fox News Channel that he gets nervous when he sees Muslims on airplanes. Williams appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, and host Bill O'Reilly asked him what he thought about the idea that America is facing a "Muslim dilemma." The Fox News personality caused a stir recently on ABC's "The View," when co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set to protest his comments blaming Muslims for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Williams said Monday he agreed with O'Reilly's statement that "jihad,...
  • Fox hands [Juan] Williams $2 million contract

    10/21/2010 2:50:20 PM PDT · by Justaham · 246 replies · 1+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 10-21-10
    Fox News moved swiftly to turn the controversy over Juan Williams’s firing to its advantage, offering him an expanded role and a new three-year contract Thursday morning in a deal that amounts to nearly $2 million, Matea Gold reports. Roger Ailes took a jab at NPR in the process. "Juan has been a staunch defender of liberal viewpoints since his tenure began at Fox News in 1997,” he said in a statement. “He’s an honest man whose freedom of speech is protected by Fox News on a daily basis.” In his new role, Williams will appear more frequently on the...
  • (wayback) Andrei Codrescu who described the Rapture as *crap* is still with NPR

    10/21/2010 2:48:19 PM PDT · by Drango · 53 replies
    NPR ^ | 1995 | Andrei Codrescu
    Overview... All Things Considered commentary derided the belief, held by some Christians, that at world's end all those who are "saved" will ascend immediately to Heaven and the rest of the population will suffer Armageddon and wind up in Hell. Reading from a pamphlet he was handed on the street, Codrescu said that believers in the "rapture" predict that more than 4 million people will depart in less than a fifth of a second. He went on to say that "The evaporation of 4 million who believe this crap would leave the world an instantly better place." http://www.current.org/people/peop601.html
  • First interview with NPR CEO Vivian Schiller on Juan Williams firing

    10/21/2010 11:16:48 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 22 replies
    Access Atlanta ^ | Oct. 21, 2010 | Rodney Ho
    Call me lucky. I had a pre-scheduled interview this morning with NPR CEO Vivian Schiller this morning before her speech at the Atlanta Press Club Newsmakers luncheon at the 191 Club in downtown Atlanta. So lo and behold, the entire Juan Williams firing blew up the past 24 hours. I happen to be the first person to talk to her about it. Here is an abbreviated Q&A: Q: Okay. What happened? A: Let’s state a couple of facts. Juan is not an employee of NPR. He’s an independent contractor. He’s not NPR staff. He’s an NPR analyst. We have a...
  • NPR in a pickle: make sure its crisp, sweet & has added zing

    10/21/2010 11:59:12 AM PDT · by Notwithstanding · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/21/2010 | Self
    Send this (below) to NPR. I also called the local news director. They are in a pickle - make sure its crisp, sweet and has added zing.
  • NPR Fires Analyst for Saying Muslims Make Him Nervous

    10/21/2010 1:39:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    AOL News ^ | 21/10/10 | Lauren Frayer
    (Oct. 21) -- NPR has fired longtime news analyst Juan Williams after he told the Fox News Channel that he gets nervous when he sees Muslims on airplanes. Williams appeared on "The O'Reilly Factor" on Monday, and host Bill O'Reilly asked him what he thought about the idea that America is facing a "Muslim dilemma." The Fox News personality caused a stir recently on ABC's "The View," when co-hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walked off the set to protest his comments blaming Muslims for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. NPR Fires Analyst For Saying He's Scared of Muslims Brendan...
  • (Bio of) Vivian Schiller , Senior Vice President and General Manager, NYTimes.com

    10/21/2010 1:41:25 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies
    Min Online ^ | 4/15/2008 | (Staff--presumably self-submitted)
    Vivian Schiller was named senior vice president and general manager of NYTimes.com in May 2006. In this role, she leads the day-to-day operations of NYTimes.com, the largest newspaper Web site on the Internet. Ms. Schiller had previously served as senior vice president, Television and Video for The New York Times and also executive vice president and general manager for the Discovery Times Channel, a joint venture with Discovery Communications. She has been with the Times Company since May 2002. Under Ms. Schiller's leadership, Discovery Times Channel distribution grew from 14 million households to more than 39 million, achieving early profitability...
  • Hamas-linked, Muslim Brotherhood CAIR Demand for Action -- Juan Williams Fired

    10/21/2010 1:30:01 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 5 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 21 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    The jihadis are in charge. It's just that simple. The Islamic supremacists whose aim, according to an internal, captured document entered into the largest terror funding trial in this nation's history, demanded "something be done" to Juan Williams for admitting fear when he sees a jihadi (in "Muslim garb") on a plane. Unindicted co-conspirator, Hamas-linked, Muslim Brotherhood front CAIR sent this press release out on Wednesday afternoon. CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad called for action against Williams: "Such irresponsible and inflammatory comments would not be tolerated if they targeted any other racial, ethnic or religious minority, and they should...
  • NPR Correct to Cut Ties with Juan Williams

    10/21/2010 1:06:42 PM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 65 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/21/10 | Jay Bookman
    The truth is that as a commentator and analyst, Williams has been skating on his reputation for a long time, and the ice was getting thin. He had already given NPR cause for concern with previous statements on Fox, such as the time he inexplicably described Michelle Obama as “Stokely Carmichael in a designer dress.” NPR, in other words, acted appropriately. Of course, that’s not how the incident is being taken by some on the right, where Williams is in the process of being sainted. At Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government site, the headline is “Screw Free Speech, NPR Fires Juan...
  • A Brief History of NPR's Intolerance and Imbalance

    10/21/2010 1:59:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 12 replies
    A Brief History of NPR's Intolerance and Imbalance Published October 21, 2010 | FoxNews.com From calling Tea Party members “Tea Baggers,” to saying that "the evaporation of 4 million" Christians would leave the world a better place, to suggesting that God could give former Sen. Jesse Helms or his family AIDS from a blood transfusion, NPR's personalities have said some pretty un-PC things in the past. A look at the record reveals no shortage of intolerant statements and unbalanced segments on the publicly sponsored network's airwaves. Here's an incomplete list of questionable and controversial content that has aired on NPR...
  • VIDEO: NPR CEO: Williams' Views Should Stay Between Himself And "His Psychiatrist"

    10/21/2010 2:10:18 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 53 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | October 21, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    NPR CEO Vivian Schiller: Juan Williams should have kept his feelings about Muslims between himself and "his psychiatrist or his publicist."
  • Flashback: NPR Fires a Top Black Manager (NPR CEO hates black people...)

    10/21/2010 1:39:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Maynard Institute ^ | 10/16/109 | Richard Prince
    Less than 24 hours after hosting the National Association of Black Journalists at its headquarters in Washington, National Public Radio let go the black journalist in charge of its newscasts, Greg Peppers, one of two black men in newsroom management at the network. Peppers, who has been with NPR since the 1980s, was escorted out of the building Friday, colleagues said. He was executive producer of NPR's newscast unit.