UnNews:Prankster hits NPR, heads roll
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10 March 2011
James O'Keefe of Project Veritas got two swarthy-looking staffers a lunch date with NPR's top fundraiser, Ron Schiller. Schiller was fooled as the two posed as oil-rich "towel-heads," even though the towels came from the Ann Arbor, Michigan municipal golf course, and confessed that NPR craves Arab money to conduct anti-Zionism broadcasting.
That would have been well and good, but Schiller went on to call members of the Tea Party movement "not just Islamophobic but xenophobic." The Tea Party movement famously has neither leaders nor mailing lists, but if there were any, they would still be trying to figure out what either word means. However, the Tea Party holds enormous sway in the Republican House of Reprehensibles, which also famously has no leaders.
The pranksters also recorded Schiller as saying NPR "would be better off in the long run without government funding." Asked for his reaction, Speaker John Boehner just rubbed his hands together and giggled.
NPR, technically the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, is the branch of government responsible both for liberal bias and for plush children's toys in the shape of well-loved educational characters.
O'Keefe is the same malcontent who shamelessly pranked guileless employees of discredited black-empowerment group ACORN into suggesting useful techniques for preserving a child prostitution ring. And, on February 24, O'Keefe masqueraded as a 5-year-old child, who masqueraded as the mysterious libertarian Koch brothers, and pranked Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who shockingly remained cordial and pleasant as "Koch" proposed conspiracies.
The publicity garnered from that incident, however, now forces O'Keefe to use proxies in his masquerades.
NPR on Wednesday announced that Chief Executive Officer Vivian Schiller had suddenly become the second Schiller in as many days to Schill out, in hopes that resignation, probably with a claim of "wanting to spend more time with my family," would help NPR's drive for the renewed federal funding that Ron Schiller eagerly disclaimed. Schiller is not related to Schiller, and in case you're wondering, neither Schiller nor Schiller are Jewish, as there are no Jews in the U.S. media, particularly in the U.S. anti-Israel media.
- Ben Nuckols "NPR CEO resigns after VP criticizes tea party". Associated Press, March 9, 2011