NPR Faces the Mirror - Will It Recognize What We Already Know?
Listening to the Diane Rhem show on Wednesday, I began to realize the significance of the forced “coming out” of two NPR executives. What many may not know, however, is how important this revelation is to those who love our country and its freedoms. First though, lest NPR’s public relations committee obfuscate the issues at hand, let’s establish what really occurred in the O’Keefe interview:
Conservative journalist and watchdog, James O’Keefe secretly videotaped a meeting between Ron Schiller, the President of the NPR Foundation, and two members of O’Keefe’s fake Muslim activist group, MEAC. The MEAC organization had been set up to espouse very radical Muslim ideas such as the institution of Sharia Law. Believing himself in communication with MEAC, Ron Schiller belittled Tea Party activists, Christians, Conservatives, and other groups known to hold alternative positions to NPR’s predominantly liberal viewpoints.
These comments made by Schiller, left to themselves, would have been damaging enough, however, Schiller went on to add that the firing of Juan Williams was a corporate decision made by top associates of NPR. If your unfamiliar with the story, Juan Williams had been fired from NPR because of his public comment that he would feel apprehensive if a man wearing “Muslim garb” walked onto his airplane. I bring up the story of Juan Williams because it is crucial to what’s at stake in the coming congressional decision about whether or not to publicly fund NPR. Specifically, should our tax dollars support organizations known to have political bias?
One question many of us should ask is “what ideology does NPR really align itself with?” In this age of politically correct absurdity it’s apparently OK (and even preferred by some) to embrace organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood, with ties to Hamas, over scary organizations like the Tea Party. From NPR’s viewpoint, the best decision was to align itself with a promised five million dollar donation.Continued on the next page