On March 9, 2011, a day after a sting operation caught NPR executives making anti-
Zionist Semitic remarks and demonizing conservatives and TEA Partiers as stupid racists, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller and Senior VP Ron Schiller “resigned.”
No doubt what actually happened was that NPR asked the two executives to leave, fearing Congress would defund the
government taxpayer-funded National “Public” Radio after conservative activist James O’Keefe’s brilliant sting exposed the true bigoted face of the “Progressive” left.
Last October 2010, NPR stooped to political correctness when it summarily fired correspondent Juan Williams for making allegedly anti-Muslim remarks. In the context of discussing Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani American who was sentenced to life in prison for trying to detonate a bomb in Times Square and who declared in a New York courtroom that “America’s war with Muslims is just beginning,” Williams said these unforgivable words:
“I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on a plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and…they’re identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”
But NPR wasn’t always so sensitive to its employees’ impolitic and downright hateful remarks.
In 1995, NPR’s legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg wished conservative Senator Jesse Helms and his grandchildren would get AIDS, which is a virtual death sentence. Totenberg told the host of PBS’s Inside Washington that if there was “retributive justice” in the world, Helms would “get AIDS from a transfusion, or one of his grandchildren will get it.”
More than 15 years later, the 67-year-old preternaturally smooth-skinned wrinkle-free Totenberg remains on
NPR’s taxpayers’ payroll and is still NPR’s legal affairs correspondent.
Can NPR spell “Double Standard” and “Inconsistency”?