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March 9, 2011

NPR vs. the money power

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Ron Schiller, stung

      This is my take on the NPR sting, unveiled today March 8, 2011, with more to come. Both Pacifica and NPR present themselves as “community” radio and “listener-supported.” They make their pitch pitting their virtuous, unbiased selves against “commercial” or “corporate media.” So it is “the money power” (Jews) who are the real enemy. It should surprise no one that they share conventional populist sentiments. I wrote my own memoir (I was program director of Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles) here: https://clarespark.com/2010/10/21/links-to-pacifica-memoirs/. I left out most of the dirt, but what I included was bad enough.  I never thought I would see this day. Hooray Mr. O’Keefe.

See also https://clarespark.com/2009/10/26/answer-to-a-comment-from-a-pacifica-producer/. Also https://clarespark.com/2010/09/11/is-wall-street-slaughtering-the-middle-class/. Plus everything I have written here on populism.

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3 Comments »

  1. I see no evidence that Schiller was in disagreement with this anonymous Republican. We don’t know if he even exists, or if Schiller was attributing to another eminently respectable person his own thoughts: indeed he registers his agreement in the last sentence you quote. In any case, MSM coverage of the tea party echoes this highly negative opinion of the Tea Party, as does NPR in general. Also, if you have a link to Glenn Beck’s supposed endorsement of NPR and opposition to O’Keefe’s “stunt” I would like to see it. I went to the website and found nothing recent.

    Comment by clarespark — March 14, 2011 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

  2. In a simpler time, when the New York Times would pan a new movie by saying, for example, “this movie is an astonishing, unbelievable piece of junk,” the studio releasing the picture might crop the quote so that, in the print ad, you’d read “‘Astonishing, unbelievable.’ New York Times.”

    It looks as if, once again, Project “Veritas” has pulled the same sort of stunt.

    According to a story on Glenn Beck’s website, it’s pretty obvious that the actual Schiller quote was pulled out of context to make it appear that Mr. Schiller as voicing his own opinion when he was simply quoting a well-connected Republican explaining why he (the source) had voted for Barack Obama:

    SCHILLER: … think the current Republican party is not really the Republican Party. It’s been hijacked by this group that…

    “MUSLIM”: The radical, racist, Islamophobic, Tea Party people?

    SCHILLER: Exactly. And not just Islamophobic, but really xenophobic. Basically, they believe in white, middle America, gun-toting — I mean, it’s pretty scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.

    Beck’s website grabs the entire exchange, before the edit, from the video that was made available by Project Veritas on Tuesday, before Schiller resigned as an NPR fundraiser. Pay close attention to the part that was cut.

    SCHILLER: I won’t break a confidence, but a person who was an ambassador — so, a very highly placed Republican — another person, who was one of the top donors to the Republican party, they both told me they voted for Obama, which they never believed they could ever do in their lives. That they could ever vote for a Democrat, ever. And they did, because they think the current Republican party is not really the Republican Party. It’s been hijacked by this group that…

    “MUSLIM”: The radical, racist, Islamophobic, Tea Party people?

    SCHILLER: Exactly. And not just Islamophobic, but really xenophobic. Basically, they believe in white, middle America, gun-toting — I mean, it’s pretty scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.

    Comment by Donald Dreyfus — March 14, 2011 @ 12:32 am | Reply


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