NPR president Vivian Schiller once again insists that NPR is bi-partisan and “has no particular bias.” This woman is clearly in spin-mode as the bias from NPR is legendary, she’s either being intentionally disingenuous or she, like most liberals, can’t see the truth past the liberal filter or “wall” created by years of public school indoctrination.
We’ve all heard people say Liberalism is a mental disease, for the most part they are right, according to Albert Einstein the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. I posit this fits liberals to a tee — Liberals cling to a philosophy that has failed every time it’s been tried throughout history believing that this time they’ll get it right! Sounds like insanity to me and it’s also the reason most liberals can’t see or refuse to acknowledge their bias, doing so would completely unravel their mission of creating their theoretical utopia on earth and forces them to see reality for what it is.
You can see this taking place as this press conference unfolds:
Greg Hengler at townhall.com says:
Have any of you listened to their coverage of the Middle East–especially when it comes to Israel? Media coverage has never witnessed a more anti-Israel/pro-Palestinian/pro-Hamas worldview than theirs. If the accusation that NPR carries a blatantly left-wing bias is simply a “perception problem”–as Mrs. Schiller declares–then I challenge anyone who does or does not listen to their Middle East coverage to visit their website or local NPR radio dial and listen; afterwards, I dare you to stand with Mrs. Schiller’s “NPR’s not biased” statement.
I agree, the only “perception problem” going on here is the fact that Mrs. Schiller is unable or unwilling to to see NPR for what it is. So I say to you, if NPR is such a bi-partisan powerhouse news agency with absolutely no bias… then it should have no problem surviving in the free market sans taxpayer money.
Thank you Mrs. Schiller you have effectively made my argument to defund PBS & NPR for me!
Crossposted from Defund PBS Now
Update 1: From the Washington Times:
Senior Vice President of NPR Ron Schiller met with individuals he believed to be potential donors. However, undercover video was running during this meeting. In the following clip, Mr. Schiller and his co-worker Betsy Liley describe how NPR covers those who deny climate change is happening.
Ms. Liley talks about a donor who would only give to NPR if the outlet did not talk to those who believe climate change is not happening:
“This funder said to us, ‘ you know you would like us to support your environmental coverage, but we really don’t want to give you money if you’re going to talk to the people who think climate change is not happening,’” Ms. Liley recounted.
She continues to say, “It is a complicated thing, though. There’s a political question and there is a scientific question and we were talking to him about supporting the science desk. And so we’ve gone back to the science editor and asked how have you planned to cover this thing? Our coverage, if you look at our coverage, you would say that science coverage has accepted that climate change is happening and we’re covering it. But in politics, our Washington desk, might actually cover it should it resurface as a political issue…this debate.”
“So it’s more complicated than saying, ‘Where was Obama born?’ In Hawaii or not? Is he an American citizen or not?” she asks. Ms. Liley then describes the birthers as conservatives.
Update 2: From Kerry Picket – NPR CEO dodges questions on NPR willingness to accept donations from supporters of Muslim Brotherhood
Following remarks to the National Press Club on Monday, NPR President Vivian Schiller refused to answer my questions about whether or not NPR would be willing to accept donations from any group that backed Sharia law or supported the Muslim Brotherhood. The Washington Times Water Coooler blog reported Tuesday morning about an undercover sting video showing individuals from a fictitious Muslim advocacy group who supported the Muslim Brotherhood meeting with NPR’s Sr. VP of Development.
Update 3: NPR executives caught on tape bashing conservatives and Tea Party, touting liberals
From the Daily Caller
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A man who appears to be a National Public Radio senior executive, Ron Schiller, has been captured on camera savaging conservatives and the Tea Party movement.
“The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian – I wouldn’t even call it Christian. It’s this weird evangelical kind of move,” declared Schiller, the head of NPR’s nonprofit foundation, who last week announced his departure for the Aspen Institute.
In a new video released Tuesday morning by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, Schiller and Betsy Liley, NPR’s director of institutional giving, are seen meeting with two men who, unbeknownst to the NPR executives, are posing as members of a Muslim Brotherhood front group. The men, who identified themselves as Ibrahim Kasaam and Amir Malik from the fictitious Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust, met with Schiller and Liley at Café Milano, a well-known Georgetown restaurant, and explained their desire to give up to $5 million to NPR because, “the Zionist coverage is quite substantial elsewhere.”
On the tapes, Schiller wastes little time before attacking conservatives. The Republican Party, Schiller says, has been “hijacked by this group.” The man posing as Malik finishes the sentence by adding, “the radical, racist, Islamaphobic, Tea Party people.” Schiller agrees and intensifies the criticism, saying that the Tea Party people aren’t “just Islamaphobic, but really xenophobic, I mean basically they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-America gun-toting. I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”
Schiller goes on to describe liberals as more intelligent and informed than conservatives. “In my personal opinion, liberals today might be more educated, fair and balanced than conservatives,” he said.
O’Keefe’s organization set up a fake website for MEAC to lend credibility to the fictitious group. On the site, MEAC states that its mission is combating “intolerance to spread acceptance of Sharia across the world.” At their lunch, the man posing as Kasaam told Schiller that MEAC contributes to a number of Muslim schools across the U.S. “Our organization was originally founded by a few members of the Muslim Brotherhood in America actually,” he says.
Schiller doesn’t blink. Instead, he assumes the role of fan. “I think what we all believe is if we don’t have Muslim voices in our schools, on the air,” Schiller says, “it’s the same thing we faced as a nation when we didn’t have female voices.”