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    Re: NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    So had they accepted the money you would not be attacking them for it? Just wondering.
    If it was legal and the donors were not affiliated with an organization that promotes violence then no. I wouldn't be 'attacking' them.

    I've donated money to my local PBS station myself. That would be a bit hypocritical.

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Right, so you stick up for them when you agree with them. However, liberals get attacked daily by the most famous of conservative pundits. I hear nothing from conservatives. In fact, the meanest, most attack-like conservative shows are their most popular shows.
    I don't doubt that you believe that, but without doing a long search and wasting your time, just give me three quick examples of unfair attacks against liberals.

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Yet, NPR, a non-profit news organization is under attack? Why? Let's be honest here, it was under attack well before this video came out as well. What has NPR ever done to negatively affect conservatives? And why does this CEO not have the right to have his own political views?
    NPR has been under "attack" for their bias 'news' reporting while being publically funded. If NPR/PBS was a private corporation I wouldn't have a problem with their reporting what they want.

    Yes, the guy has the right to an opinion. It's his ridicilous opinions that has caused the dust up.
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    Re: NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    First of all, quote your sources.
    See post #14.

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    Secondly, there is no reason they should not be able to accept donations from a liberal funder.
    Soros is a bit more than a "liberal funder" don't you think?

    BTW, why do you think Soros picked NPR?
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    Re: NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17
    No matter how many personal attacks the left launches on O'Keefe, or how long people dismiss this as "no big deal", it's not going to change the fact that NPR has been caught once again with their hand in the liberal biased cookie jar, and the chips are finally falling.
    How? They didn't even take the money!
    This wasn't about the money... It had absolutely nothing to do with anything... Geez...

    It was about the partisan, blatantly anti-conservative beliefs expressed in public by an executive of NPR, which as a publicly funded organization, is supposed to be politically neutral. If NPR didn't receive government funding, nobody would have lost their job and this would have been nothing more than another one of the thousands of examples over the years, of the liberal bias in the American media.

    This CEO was quitting the job and spoke candidly about his beliefs. I'm appalled that you think he can't have opinions.
    So, he was quitting his job at NPR before this tape went public? Really..... I didn't know that.

    Even if that is the case, it doesn't change a damned thing.

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    Re: NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    The score in this battle:

    O'Keefe - 2
    N.P.R - 0

    No matter how many personal attacks the left launches on O'Keefe, or how long people dismiss this as "no big deal", it's not going to change the fact that NPR has been caught once again with their hand in the liberal biased cookie jar, and the chips are finally falling.
    I haven't attacked O'Keefe at all. Yes, execs have been caught with their hand in their cookie jar, saying and doing some stupid things. But until someone can destroy the credibility of NPR's journalistic ethics themselves, it is irrelevant. Do I think that NPR possesses a slight liberal bias? Yes (however i should also humbly opine that reality also possesses a slight liberal bias, and that's not just my own opinion). But NPR does a much better job than the vast majority of other national news organizations at presenting the facts and a fair representation of both sides of an issue.

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    Re: NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Really? And why do you suppose that is? To listen to them you'd think they ruled the ratings world.....
    Probably because liberals are not interested in attack politics the same way conservatives appear to be. I, personally, enjoy listening to a nice broadcast that highlights both the ups and downs of the situation, has no screaming, and no blaming. But that's just me.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh, I see. So I suspect now that liberals will now accept the Scientists against GW theories that receive funding from oil concerns? You can't get away with constantly having it both ways pal.
    Is that the only place the scientists get donations from? If you could prove that NPR changed their view because of Soros' donation, that would be something. However, if a group of scientists pops up out of no where with a claim that is contrary to popular belief and it is found that they were funded by a source that holds a stake in the findings... well, I think you can see the issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh, yeah, damn you're right....I was thinking of Thom Hartmann....


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    Re: NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I haven't attacked O'Keefe at all. Yes, execs have been caught with their hand in their cookie jar, saying and doing some stupid things. But until someone can destroy the credibility of NPR's journalistic ethics themselves, it is irrelevant.
    NPR has destroyed "the credibility of NPR's journalistic ethics" themselves. They didn't need help.

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Do I think that NPR possesses a slight liberal bias? Yes (however i should also humbly opine that reality also possesses a slight liberal bias, and that's not just my own opinion). But NPR does a much better job than the vast majority of other national news organizations at presenting the facts and a fair representation of both sides of an issue.
    I don't agree but that's probably no surprise. IMO NPR is heavily bias toward the left and has been for some time now.

    Local PBS broadcasts are excellent though. I do support my local station and donate money.
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    Re: NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    This wasn't about the money... It had absolutely nothing to do with anything... Geez...
    Something just tells me if he had accepted it there would be a movement of people saying NPR is funded by terrorists... that's all. Yes, you and I are reasonable so we know those people would be crazy, but the movement would exist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    It was about the partisan, blatantly anti-conservative beliefs expressed in public by an executive of NPR, which as a publicly funded organization, is supposed to be politically neutral. If NPR didn't receive government funding, nobody would have lost their job and this would have been nothing more than another one of the thousands of examples over the years, of the liberal bias in the American media.
    As I have asked you before, is he not entitled to have his own political beliefs separate from the entity he works for? How does the beliefs of one person change the beliefs of an organization? Do you listen to NPR? If you did, I think you'd find why this whole scenario is so funny.

    And if NPR didn't receive government money no one would have lost their jobs? What?

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    So, he was quitting his job at NPR before this tape went public? Really..... I didn't know that.

    Even if that is the case, it doesn't change a damned thing.
    Yes, he was going to some other company. He now is no longer going to that company either. Basically, him sharing his political leanings with O'Keefe has cost this man his career for a bit. I'm sure he'll rebound, I am not worried about it, but the continued attack on NPR is getting old.
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    Re: NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Probably because liberals are not interested in attack politics the same way conservatives appear to be. I, personally, enjoy listening to a nice broadcast that highlights both the ups and downs of the situation, has no screaming, and no blaming. But that's just me.

    What? You have got to be joking here.....Liberals are vicious on the radio....Take for example, please listen....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2-2DZ27U9U


    Is that the only place the scientists get donations from? If you could prove that NPR changed their view because of Soros' donation, that would be something. However, if a group of scientists pops up out of no where with a claim that is contrary to popular belief and it is found that they were funded by a source that holds a stake in the findings... well, I think you can see the issue.
    I call double standard.

    These things happen. I honestly don't know who any of these people are. I don't listen to pundits.
    Ok.


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    Re: NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    How? They didn't even take the money! You didn't post one damn time on the Walker "punked tape" (which by the way was [b]unedited[/b]), and he actually tried to squeeze more money out of the guy he was talking to. NPR did not take the money. This CEO was quitting the job and spoke candidly about his beliefs. I'm appalled that you think he can't have opinions.

    *Edit:

    By the way, this is the third topic on this worn out subject.
    The recording of Walker proved nothing except that he is who he says he is. Where did he try to squeeze money out of the fake Koch? If you listened to the unedited tape, you know he said nothing wrong.

    Also someone showed on another thread that Schiller had no plans tp quit until after he was punked.
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    Re: NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    The recording of Walker proved nothing except that he is who he says he is. Where did he try to squeeze money out of the fake Koch? If you listened to the unedited tape, you know he said nothing wrong.

    Also someone showed on another thread that Schiller had no plans tp quit until after he was punked.
    Well that person has no idea what they are talking about:

    NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns After Board Decides She Should Go : The Two-Way : NPR
    " 'Ron Schiller has informed us that, in light of the controversy surrounding his recent statements, he does not feel that it's in the best interests of the Aspen Institute for him to come work here,' [an institute] spokesman said in a statement to The Cutline."
    That is a quote from someone at the Aspen Institute, the organization that Schiller was leaving NPR to join. Wow, that was easy to find? It doesn't change anything. Whether quitting or not, he is entitled to his own off-the-record opinion just as anyone else is.
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