Two operatives working for James O’Keefe, the underground reporter who helped bring down ACORN, posed as members of a Muslim Brotherhood front group and sat down to lunch with two high executives of NPR and got them to say remarkable things.
The two NPR executives were Ron Schiller, President of the NPR Foundation and Vice President for Development of NPR, and Betsey Lilly, NPR’s director of institutional giving. The two O’Keefe operatives identified themselves as Ibrahim Kasaam and Amir Malik of a fictional Muslim Brotherhood front group called Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC).
Ostensibly, the lunch was about the desire of MEAC to give $5 million to NPR. The real subject of the lunch was about how Republicans are evil, the Tea Party is hateful, the American people are ignorant, the newspapers are controlled by Zionists, and how NPR would be better off without federal funding.
“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-American gun-toting. I mean, it’s scary. They’re seriously racist, racist people.'”
That an NPR executive is not only a liberal but seriously hates, hates, hates conservatives should not be a surprise to anyone, despite NPR denials. To hear such sentiments on video is, however, somewhat disquieting.
Even more disquieting is an implied suggestion about Jewish or Zionist control of the newspapers.
“When the man pretending to be Kasaam suggests to Schiller that ‘Jews do kind of control the media or, I mean, certainly the Zionists and the people who have the interests in swaying media coverage toward a favorable direction of Israel,’ Schiller does not rebut him or stop eating. He just nods his head slightly.”
The conversation proceeds on the subject of how NPR is fairer to the Arab viewpoint than mainstream American media.
Mind, the two men clearly identified themselves as being affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood, the Middle East’s oldest terrorist group which inspired the creation of Hamas and Al Qaeda. This approach was somewhat more subtle than the times James O’Keefe himself approached ACORN clerks dressed up like some callow white boy’s image of a pimp, but then Schiller is a much more educated man and should have known better than to be seen talking to a couple of men who were pretending to be a couple of terrorist fellow travelers.
O’Keefe may now have another scalp on his belt. The defunding of NPR and PBS is being considered in Congress. Ron Schiller, not to least of which he seems to secretly agree with that change in policy, seems to have given congressional Republicans more than enough ammunition to proceed.
Source: NPR executives caught on tape bashing conservatives and Tea Party, touting liberals, Matthew Boyle, The Daily Caller, March 8th, 2011