NPR executive bashes conservatives and TEA Party members on video

Jim’s asked me to post on this story since it’s being discussed on the air today. Below the fold is the video and links to relevant stories on the topic.

Here’s the video…



From The Daily Caller

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.

Related this morning … Gateway Pundit and Hot Air here and here.

The other day, CEO Vivian Schiller pronounced she found no particular bias at NPR and challenged critics to point them out.


Many writers took up the challenge, including Newsbusters.


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  1. Plainvillian on March 8, 2011 at 6:39 am

    Let's see, we've got Ron Schiller – President of the NPR Foundation and Vivian Schiller – NPR President and CEO.  I'm sure they did a nationwide search for all leadership positions and the names are just a coincidence.  Even the appearance of nepotism is anathema to leftist thought, right?  Just askin'.

  2. Steve M on March 8, 2011 at 6:40 am

    @Plainvillian. There is no family relation between the two.

  3. Dimsdale on March 8, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Maybe they should change their names to "Shill", as they are clearly shills for the liberal/progressive/socialist lefties.


    I love the "colleges are liberal because they are intellectual" view and the "only liberals fund education" bit.  Typically liberal, and purposely ignorant of the gross damage that the liberals have done to American education for the past five or so decades.


    If their funding is not dependent on the government, why are they fighting to keep it?

    • PatRiot on March 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      They fight to keep it because they prefer to use other people's money.

      And they will impose rules on others but none for themselves.

      And anyone who criticizes them is hateful, uneducated and in the wrong, while their criticism is free speech.

  4. GdavidH on March 8, 2011 at 7:36 am

    NPR….ANOTHER liberally biased media outlet that claims it has no bias. I'm shocked

  5. David R on March 8, 2011 at 8:21 am

    As an NPR supporter and listener, I am always angered when I hear conservative bashing on PBS entertainment shows. It strikes me as elitist. Re. news coverage, they are still the class of broadcast news because ot their ordinarily even handed and in depth coverage. While NPR gets only a tiny share of its funds from the Feds, if these go away, its listeners will step up to fully support it.

    • Steve M on March 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

      And where in this post did I bash on PBS entertainment shows? Why are you changing the subject of the post? Glad to hear supporters will fully support NPR – perfectly fine with that happening.

    • David R on March 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

      Steve: I was commenting on how Conservatives get bashed on some of PBS's entertainment shows, such as Wait, Wait, Don't tell me and Prarrie Home Companion. I definitely see a Liberal bias on the entertainment side. By the same token, I don't see a deliberate Liberal bias on the news side. Visiters to this blog seem to have an anti-PBS bias, which I think is unfortunate given the quality of their news programming. That said: Ron Schiller should shut up.

    • GdavidH on March 8, 2011 at 10:56 am

      The only ones out there who think NPR actually needs the funding are the lefty congress-critters who are trying to bash republicans as Elmo haters.

  6. RoBrDona on March 8, 2011 at 10:49 am

    In the New Era of opinion-based news coverage, where there are no longer reporters or news readers but "personalities", it is long past time to defund NPR. They are oppressively progressive/liberal in every facet of their organization. Very evident in the way they treat every foreign religion v Christianity just for an example.

  7. crystal4 on March 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Agree DavidR-the news is very non-partisan if you are a listener you can see the pains they take not to take a side.. The entertainment shows are not.


  8. PatRiot on March 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I am amazed at Mr. Schiller's depiction of the T.E.A. Party.  Who fed him that info? 

    And if I remember, NPR did a poor job of covering the T.E.A. Party rally in DC.  And that is when I started to question the fairness.  I can take shots thrown on "Wait, wait…".

    But when Diane Rheems lets a guest make outrageous claims and fails to stop and ask for proof or explanation, well that's a problem. 

  9. Dimsdale on March 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Didn't the Juan Williams story demonstrate the bias of NPR?  Not to mention the weak explanations from, you guessed it, Vivian Schiller?

  10. Shared Sacrifice on March 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Imagine all of the caterwauling if conservative radio were publicly funded!  Whether it's college, public school, NPR or PBS,  you pay a premium while quacks pontificate about challenging your beliefs… Yet they are so intolerant of conservative thought when they can simply turn off their radios and there's no financial burden on themselves.

  11. djt on March 9, 2011 at 2:56 am

    This video will likely be the death knell for their federal funding, and deservedly so. Their news is enjoyable, and mostly quite fair, Schiller's views are not evident in their news delivery. Nevertheless, given the mistakes they made with Juan Williams and now this, NPR is low hanging fruit to be cut with ease.

  12. PatRiot on March 9, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Here is the bio on thie elite bas…   I better not.

    Kudos to the guys who had the guts to go under cover.  Now the truth is coming out.  Keep at it.

    Everyday the facts and truth come out, the closer we are to identifying those who would destroy America and pit Americans against each other. 

    Hold on to the high standard principles in the Constitution and put a high value on truth.

    "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."  Thomas Jefferson

  13. NH-Jim on March 9, 2011 at 9:41 am

    A case of <a title=""Fairness" at NPR" href="; rel="nofollow">"Open Mindedness"

    Should we have expected anything better?

  14. TomL on March 9, 2011 at 11:33 am

    He's meeting with alledged members of the muslim brotherhood and they want to give him 5 million dollars. Wasn't he even the least bit curious as to where the money came from.

  15. Dimsdale on March 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Well, the socialist Schiller sect has been disbanded.


    We will probably see them reappear as some sort of Fairness Doctrine czars in the administration…

  16. crystal4 on March 10, 2011 at 7:13 am

    This guy is terrible as Tea Partiers NEVER bash anyone!


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