Well at least one a couple things noted in NPR’s Ron Schiller admits NPR funding not needed. | RedState. Looks like Ron got caught on camera saying what everyone suspected NPR was about. Then he offered this up:
Well, frankly it is very clear that we would be better off in the long run without Federal funding.
[later, when asked whether NPR could survive without funding.]
NPR would definitely survive and most of the stations would survive.
I agree with those things, but I’ll bet his bosses are mad that he said them. They’ve been playing the “oh, the humanity” card about potential de-funding.
Of course, I don’t agree with his elitist “only Liberals know what to do” and “TEA Partiers are racist” nonsense, his anti-Jewish sentiments, etc.
We should immediately remove their funding and their tax-exempt status. Either that or make donations to Rush / Beck / the Republican party tax-deductible.
P.S. It is so easy to record people with audio or video. Just be yourself all the time and you don’t have to fear things like this. If people heard what I said about religion, Islam, abortion, the pro-gay lobby, etc. in private they’d be shocked — shocked!, I say — to find out that I say the same things in the same way as I do in public. No wonder people like Schiller think we’re closet racists: They are such flaming hypocrites that they assume everyone else is.
UPDATE 1: More bad news for the Center for Public Broadcasting: CPB Skirting Law by Campaigning for Own Funding. Ethics: You’re doin’ it wrong.
UPDATE 2: Juan Williams Responds to NPR Sting: ‘They Prostitute Themselves for Money’
“This was an act of incredible condescension,” said Williams. “The rank hypocrisy of his remarks was telling for me. They will say things to your face about how there’s no liberal orthodoxy at NPR, how they play it straight, but now you see it for what it is. They prostitute themselves for money.”
Williams said Schiller’s remarks about the Jews dominating the newspaper industry was “outright anti-Semitism,” and labeling Tea Party members “gun-toting” “racists” reveals “their real feelings.” This is how they talk in boardrooms and editorial meetings, explained Williams. “This is how they really feel.”
UPDATE 3: Hmmm . . . even though NPR insisted there wasn’t bias, they cut Ron loose early and then forced out Vivian. Time to defund!
First, Vivian Schiller got her walking papers from NPR’s board. Now Ron Schiller, who resigned effective immediately from his position at NPR yesterday in the wake of the undercover sting video, won’t get his position at the Aspen Institute after all.
UPDATE 4: Man oh man this just keeps getting better: More videos on the way!