NPR: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Hattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air.  The above video features the latest sting operation of James O’Keefe.  The President of  the NPR foundation meets with alleged members of an Islamic group dedictated to spreading Sharia, and the merriment begins!

The Daily Caller’s report focuses on the liberal hysteria aspect of the meeting:

In a new video released Tuesday morning by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, Schiller and Betsy Liley, NPR’s director of institutional giving, are seen meeting with two men who, unbeknownst to the NPR executives, are posing as members of a Muslim Brotherhood front group. The men, who identified themselves as Ibrahim Kasaam and Amir Malik from the fictitious Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) Trust, met with Schiller and Liley at Café Milano, a well-known Georgetown restaurant, and explained their desire to give to $5 million to NPR because, “the Zionist coverage is quite substantial elsewhere.”

On the tapes, Schiller wastes little time before attacking conservatives. The Republican Party, Schiller says, has been “hijacked by this group.” The man posing as Malik finishes the sentence by adding, “the radical, racist, Islamaphobic, Tea Party people.” Schiller agrees and intensifies the criticism, saying that the Tea Party people aren’t “just Islamaphobic, but really xenophobic, I mean basically they are, they believe in sort of white, middle-America gun-toting. I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.”

Schiller goes on to describe liberals as more intelligent and informed than conservatives. “In my personal opinion, liberals today might be more educated, fair and balanced than conservatives,” he said.

Mr. Schiller is of course entitled to his beliefs, no matter how inane they are.  However, it is completely beyond me, especially in a time of budgetary meltdown, why the taxpayers should pay to give him and his ideological think-a-likes any financial support to spread their world view.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.


  1. My favorite line came from a commenter at Hot Air who noted that while Schiller claims liberals are oh so smarter than us po’, ing’nint rubes, he somehow couldn’t figure out how to use Google to research MEAC and alert himself that this was a scam.

  2. The only Google results for MEAC prior to the filming of the video were of other people falling for it.

    Anyway, the video only reveals what everyone already knew. Kinda disappointed actually. No pimps?

  3. But cutting NPR would be anti-life because NPR supports Barrack Obama and Obama is the most pro-life president ever.

  4. Like others, I wasn’t surprised by these revelations. And when you get away from the news stuff, there are a number of excellent programs which are supported by NPR.

    Having said that… as much as I enjoy those programs, everything needs to be on the table right now. I wouldn’t have agreed with those who’ve called for defunding public broadcasting years ago, but today… there just isn’t the money.

  5. Is that genius one of the NPR guys that we the people pay about $1 million per year?

    @ 9:45AM: “But they “LIED” to those poor NPR folks !!!”

    Therefore, you must (if you want them to think you are a “good” Catholic) end your opposition to NPR; embrace liberal socialism, abortion, gay privileges, immigration, return AZ and CA to Mexico, oppose the war on terror, help dismantle the evil, unjust private sector, hate America, . . . ; and write to your congressman telling him to give NPR $1 trillion of other people’s tax money; and for the rest of your life vote for Obama and all dems . . .

    I much prefer PBR.


  6. I don’t know, some days CA seems more trouble than its worth. Maybe some deal that gives us a bit of Yucatan beach front property?

  7. Dirty pool, I suppose, but now that it is out there the trustees of NPR cannot pretend what has been said has not been said. Which means issuing a pink slip.

  8. Which means issuing a pink slip.

    Just in the past few days Schiller announced that he was leaving NPR for another gig, so at least NPR can make its bland statement about the comments being “inappropriate” without having to do the dirty work of firing him.

  9. Or they can do the dirty work without any real cost to anyone, and appear principled in the process.

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