In this video from Project Veritas, Ron Schiller, NPR Foundation’s senior VP for development, laments the lack of “educated elites,” says the Republican Party has been hijacked by Tea Partiers who are a “weird Evangelical kind of move [sic],” and talks about “Islamophobia,” xenophobia, and the need for more Muslim voices in the media.
What kind of voices? He does not raise an eyebrow when the reporters say they are with the Muslim Brotherhood (they say they are looking to contribute $5 million to public media), he does not protest when one discusses the importance of giving the views of Hamas and Hizballah alongside that of Israel, and he is sympathetic when the reporters discuss “Zionist” bias in the media.
And Schiller says that, in the interest of independence, “it is very clear that we would be better off in the long run without federal funding,” and that NPR only gets a small portion of its funding from the government anyway.
Watch, watch again, and tell a friend. Schiller’s wish may yet come true.