Is NPR the next Acorn? The public radio powerhouse is apparently the latest target of conservative rabble-rousers such as James O’Keefe, the undercover right-winger whose Acorn sting spelled major trouble for that institution, and Wednesday, NPR’s CEO Vivian Schiller took the fall. —KA
The chief executive of America’s National Public Radio (NPR) network has quit her post after a video sting by rightwing activists posing as campaigners for a fictitious Muslim group.
Vivian Schiller resigned as NPR chief executive a day after the release of a video of a lunch at a fashionable Georgetown restaurant in which fundraisers for the network and the imposters discussed racist tendencies in the Tea Party, as well as the anti-intellectual streak in Republicans, Jewish media “conspiracy”, and a potential $5m donation to public broadcasting.