Wonder What NPR Execs Think of the Tea Party?

by the Left Coast Rebel

Wonder no more:

Details on the video from The Daily Caller:

A man who appears to be a National Public Radio senior executive, Ron Schiller, has been captured on camera savaging conservatives and the Tea Party movement.

“The current Republican Party, particularly the Tea Party, is fanatically involved in people’s personal lives and very fundamental Christian – I wouldn’t even call it Christian. It’s this weird evangelical kind of move,” declared Schiller, who runs NPR’s foundation.

In a new video released Tuesday morning by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe, Schiller and Bethsy 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 CafĂ© Milano, a well-known Georgetown restaurant, and explained their desire to give up 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."

So...how predictable is this? Has this man had any contact with mainstream Tea Party members? The last time I checked in with my local San Diego Tea Party activists, (one is a catholic, one is a vegan libertarian, one is a christian libertarian, one is an atheist Randian...) Christian fundamentalism, social issues and/or "Islamophobia" had nothing to do with their activism...isn't it incredible how out of touch elitist leftists like this Ron Schiller NPR exec are? Do you think he will be fired for this revelation?

I wouldn't hold my breath...

Via Memeorandum.


  1. Oh, we know what they think.

    KPBS, the San Diego NPR affiliate, called the Tea Party a hate group.

  2. Just for the record, Mr. Schiller announced last week he is leaving his NPR post as Senior VP for Development and is signing on with the Aspen Institute. (Welcome to Colorado, Mr. Schiller!)
    It should also be noted that Mr. Schiller is no relation to Vivian Schiller, CEO of NPR who fired Juan Williams.

  3. what is the default position of elite liberals to groups they cannot understand?

    must be racist.

    next step: invoke hitler/nazi comparison. update with seemingly relevant ousted middle east dictator.

    next step: contact moveon.org, get cameras.

  4. Our tax dollars at work... I say defund these idiots! He is clueless!

  5. The effete dilettantes at NPR are a bunch of bigoted haters. Their ignorance is disgusting.

  6. Aw jeez....last time I went to a Tea Party rally, the crowd was largely older- altho it got underway during normal work/school hours and younger people started showing up later on.

    As for 'racist', there was a number of hispanic and aisan people there as part of the senior crowd- they didn't exactly look as though they were worried about being in mortal danger


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