Check out this stunning video, shot undercover by two associates of James O’Keefe. The two posed as representatives of an organization founded by the Muslim Brotherhood that is trying “to spread acceptance of Sharia across the world.” That, plus their expressed interest in making a $5 million donation to NPR, got them a meeting at a Georgetown restaurant with Ron Schiller, the outgoing head of NPR’s nonprofit foundation, and Betsy Liley, NPR’s director of institutional giving.
The exchanges are revealing, to say the least. The would-be Muslim contributors express their appreciation for NPR’s “non-Zionist” news coverage. The NPR representatives gratuitously insult conservatives and, for that matter, most Americans. Schiller volunteers about tea party members:
[They 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.
At one point, Schiller says that he is “very proud of” NPR’s firing of Juan Williams. It was necessary, he says, because NPR “[stands] for … non-racist, non-bigoted, straightforward telling of the news.” Sure, I get that. You can read about it here. Here is the video:
UPDATE: Hugh Hewitt interviewed both James O’Keefe and Andrew Breitbart on his radio show tonight. Click on the links to read the transcripts of Hugh’s interviews. O’Keefe says he has more material on NPR that will come out some time during the next week.
In the meantime, NPR has said it is “appalled” by Schiller’s comments. No doubt the truth is they are appalled that Schiller’s true opinions became public. Do you think it likely that Schiller said anything to two complete strangers that he hasn’t said many times–or worse–in the NPR office?
FURTHER UPDATE: For some reason, Schiller’s anti-Semitism has not gotten enough attention. Roger Simon calls it “The Protocols of the Elders of NPR:”
Is the explanation for this, as some have suggested, that they were just trying to raise funds at any cost?
That journalistic trope goes pretty thin. I will suggest another explanation: They are stupid. Lost in a delusional world of political correctness, the elders of NPR have forfeited the ability to think critically. They simply can’t see the facts anymore — or don’t care to. It’s too threatening to their limited weltanschauung. Hence, you get idiotic projections such as Schiller’s statement of how dumb Republicans are and how what America needs is more educated elites.
That they all sat there through the worst kind of anti-Semitic bilge that would make even George Soros and Pat Buchanan blush is as predictable as it is sickening.
What is needed now is not just the defunding of NPR, but also its marginalization. And one of the best ways to marginalize is through well-deserved ridicule. The authors of this video at Project Veritas are thus greatly to be praised. … NPR and its clones are the true reactionaries of our time. They are no more liberal than Boss Tweed. Taking off their masks is a public service.