Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I bring to you the latest O'Keefe expose. Once again this stalwart individual has gotten the TRUTH!
Unfortunately public perception of media bias is not the method by which bias is measured. Sources used, think tanks referred to and analysis of language used is the only way. Of the studies I've read NPR has a barely registrable liberal bias. Less so than major networks. Networks tend to carry a slight liberal bias after unpopular right wing presidents. Go figure.According to audience approval-disapproval, NPR is probably about as nonpartisan as it gets when it comes to bias in major media outlets, outside of the WSJ.
The failure of O'Keefe and his ilk to provide raw, unedited footage proves his intent to deceive.
Even if the footage was too long for a "practical" piece, the raw footage should be made available. All of it.
He tried the same thing at PBS and FAILED. Did he post that video? Of course not.
Glad to see her go.
NPR should be renamed (LLN) Liberal Radio Network and have to rely on donations alone without any Federal money.
The same goes for PBS, the last time they had good shows other than documentaries and Sesame Street, was in the 70s when they had Monty Python on. That was entertainment.
O?Keefe releases another NPR video - On Media - POLITICO.comBetsy Liley, the other NPR executive at the infamous video taped lunch with Ron Schiller at Café Milano, is the target of a second video released by James O’Keefe’s Project Vertas today.
The video shows Liley telling a member of the fake Muslim charity that NPR could, by accepting the proposed $5 million gift anonymously, shield the charity from a government audit of NPR's books.
“[The government has] audited our program, at times, and they have, I think as part of that, they have looked at our audited financials,” she tells the undercover activist by phone. “If you were concerned in any way about that, that’s one reason that you may want to be an anonymous donor. And we would certainly, if that was your interest, want to shield you from that.”
UPDATE: NPR released a statement condemning Liley’s statements in the video.
“The statement made by Betsy Liley in the audio tapes released today regarding the possibility of making an anonymous gift that would remain invisible to tax authorities is factually inaccurate and not reflective of NPR’s gift practices. All donations – anonymous and named – are fully reported to the IRS. NPR complies with all financial, tax and disclosure regulations.”