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    "The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives...

    This is all about a sting operation conducted against NPR radio to reveal their polarized political prejudice. This is taken from their own NPR site and their responses are contained in the 'continues here' link provided. You'll have BOTH sides of the story to use to form your opinions.
    by Mark Memmott

    (8:30 a.m. ET, March 9: We've added to this story many times, as you'll see below. This post starts with our original report, and then is followed by the updates we did along the way.)

    Our original post:

    NPR's soon-to-be-departing senior vice president for fundraising Ron Schiller is seen and heard on a videotape released this morning telling two men who were posing as members of a fictitious Muslim Education Action Center Trust that:

    — "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."

    — "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."

    — "I think what we all believe is if we don't have Muslim voices in our schools, on the air ... it's the same thing we faced as a nation when we didn't have female voices." In the heavily edited tape, that comment followed Schiller being told by one of the men that their organization "was originally founded by a few members of the Muslim Brotherhood in America." There's no sign in the edited tape that Schiller reacted in any way after being told of the group's alleged connection to an Islamic group that appeared to be connected with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.

    — That NPR "would be better off in the long run without federal funding," a position in direct conflict with the organization's official position.

    Schiller is also heard laughing when one of the men jokes that NPR should be known as "National Palestinian Radio."

    NPR, as you'll see below, has called Schiller's comments appalling.

    The video comes from Project Veritas, and is another in political activist James O'Keefe's undercover exposes (he most prominently took on ACORN — the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). In the video, Schiller and NPR institutional giving director Betsy Liley are at lunch in Washington with two Project Veritas "investigative reporters" identified as Shaughn Adeleye and Simon Templar, who posed as "Ibrahim Kasaam and Amir Malik." They were allegedly interested in having their organization donate $5 million to NPR. O'Keefe's organization says the recording was made on Feb. 22.

    The edited video is a little more than 11 minutes long. Project Veritas has posted the two-hour uncut version here.
    continues here

    Although a comment is made that this Schiller is not related to Vivian Schiller of the same organization who was a deeply involved embarassment in the Juan Williams affair and who resigned because of it. Since NPR itself has confirmed the Schiller comment that only about 10% of it's funding comes from public (government) funds it surely won't mind when that source of funding is removed.

    Gee whiz! If this is actually true and NPR itself doesn't need that 10% of OUR funding, why the Hell are the demonRATs fighting against de-funding NPR of government (public ...read 'taxpayer') monies? [sarcasm]Is it just me or does this entire affair smack of some sort of behind-the-scenes collusion between demonRATs in congress and representatives of NPR?[/sarcasm]. I couldn't help but notice that the first guy who said they didn't need that 10% became a victim of a "collateral damage" explosion at NPR and is out the door, headed off to new employment.

    Remember that old axiom gang that goes thisaway..."Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.". I was reminded of that as I read about the circumstances of Ron Schiller's new hiring by The Aspen Institute It seems that there is a conflict here where NPR says Schiller had already advised them of his leaving and new job prior to the "sting" embarassment, but Aspen contradicted that in announcing his employment a full NINE (9) DAYS AFTER the date of the sting taking place. YIKES! What's going on here? Is this NPR house of cards crumbling around them? I'm wondering if the slumping in the ratings of MSNBC pseudo-ingenue Rachel Madcow has her looking over her shoulder worried about the replacement potential of one Betsy Liley, currently of NPR?

    And then there's the old story, to be reconsidered, of the Two Left Hands and Ron Schiller's new employer. The dung trail never seems to end.
    In August 2004, according to this article in the liberal New Yorker, “a clandestine summit meeting took place at the Aspen Institute, in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. The participants, all Democrats, were sworn to secrecy” and included five billionaires who “shared a common goal: to use their fortunes to engineer the defeat of President George W. Bush in the 2004 election.” The wealthiest of these “hard-core partisans” was George Soros, who had been a “leading crusader for campaign-finance reform.”
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    Re: "The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives...

    Again, I'm not a big fan of deception investigation. That said, as I've said previously, I have less issues when presenting oneself as a completely ficticious thing rather than masquerading as a specific other person and profitting upon their reputation.

    I think most of the Muslim comments are relatively to be expected and come from his job position and can realistically be assumed to be just as likely smoke being blown up their asses as legitimate views. However, the Tea Party comments are a bit over the line, though they still fit in the same category.

    Stupid guy says stupid things and is on his way out of a company who condemned his stupid things. Not a huge deal to me honestly.

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    Re: "The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives...

    ACORN, NPR, PBS, Fannie, Freddie.......

    How did liberals ever manage to get these massively liberal and corrupt institutions things paid for with taxpayer money?

    Apparently, the "stimulus" is nothing new after all.

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    Re: "The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives...

    What's wrong with PBS?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: "The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives...

    Shouldn't this be in blogs? I mean, it's not really breaking news since it's not produced by npr but by a blogger using npr's blogging website....
    We the People of the United States,... provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare....
    Where did it ever say, promote for the common defence, and provide the general Welfare..... Please don't mix up the two....

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    Re: "The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What's wrong with PBS?
    It's as liberal as NPR and it's publicly funded.

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    Re: "The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives...

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    Re: "The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Again, I'm not a big fan of deception investigation. That said, as I've said previously, I have less issues when presenting oneself as a completely ficticious thing rather than masquerading as a specific other person and profitting upon their reputation.

    I think most of the Muslim comments are relatively to be expected and come from his job position and can realistically be assumed to be just as likely smoke being blown up their asses as legitimate views. However, the Tea Party comments are a bit over the line, though they still fit in the same category.

    Stupid guy says stupid things and is on his way out of a company who condemned his stupid things. Not a huge deal to me honestly.
    Our government uses the same tactics.

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    Re: "The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives...

    Can these be combined into one thread? This would be number 4.
    Ted Cruz is the dumbest person alive.

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    Re: "The Tea Party is fanatically involved in people's personal lives...

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Again, I'm not a big fan of deception investigation. That said, as I've said previously, I have less issues when presenting oneself as a completely ficticious thing rather than masquerading as a specific other person and profitting upon their reputation.

    I think most of the Muslim comments are relatively to be expected and come from his job position and can realistically be assumed to be just as likely smoke being blown up their asses as legitimate views. However, the Tea Party comments are a bit over the line, though they still fit in the same category.

    Stupid guy says stupid things and is on his way out of a company who condemned his stupid things. Not a huge deal to me honestly.
    Then, as you appear to be over-simplifying things you may have missed the point, which is why I dragged it out with the word/phrase links I posted in the latter part of the OP. There is a discernible "pattern of behavior" demonstrated here. When any one of these partisan left NPR people has to fall on the sword for some indiscretion another left-masquerading entity like The Aspen Institute opens their door for them. Soros is the tie that binds this crap together. You may have not read the link sources.

    Something else that puzzles me. You don't seem bothered at all by the reality that a left-leaning "public" corporation receives federal("public") funding under false premises? When I post on a topic I try not to lay out the obvious, not wanting to limit the reader's peception so they will make their own conclusions, but there was more here than the single issue you addressed.

    All Things Considered I'd say that removing their tax-exempt status and federal funding should be a top agenda item. If what they do is so important it can vie for commercial support on the open "private corporation" marketplace of ideas.
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