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STING BRINGS DOWN NPR HEAD

March 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NPR CEO Vivian Schiller resigned today (Wednesdy), one day after a secretly recorded video of the president of NPR came to light in which he attacked Tea Party conservatives as “gun-toting … scary … racist people.” The hidden-camera footage was taken by conservative activist James O’Keefe, whose similar sting of the political-action group ACORN effectively […]

SHAKEUP AT NPR IN WAKE OF ANALYST’S FIRING

January 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

National Public Radio admitted on Thursday that it had mishandled the termination of analyst Juan Williams and said that the executive who fired him has resigned. Williams was axed after appearing on a Fox News program during which he remarked that when he sees someone in “Muslim garb” on an airplane, “I get worried. I […]

BACKLASH HITS NPR FOLLOWING WILLIAMS FIRING

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after NPR fired liberal commentator Juan Williams after he admitted during a Fox News interview that he worries when he sees people in “Muslim garb” board an airplane, Fox News extended Williams’s contract for a reported $2 million a year. Williams also found defenders across the entire political spectrum. “He’s an honest man,” […]