Friday, March 11, 2011


Enraged conservatives are crying foul after NPR fundraising executive Ron Schiller was caught on tape making disparaging remarks about the Tea Party and saying "we would be better off in the long-run without federal funding." That'll be put to the test soon.

Even before prankster/activist/convicted felon James O'Keefe released the hidden camera video, public TV and radio programming was facing perhaps the greatest threat in its history, as Republicans talked about killing off the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Although CPB supplies only 2% of NPR's budget, many local public broadcasters are far more reliant on federal subsidy, and their reaction (more than the right wing's) caused NPR's board to oust president & multiple PR disaster Vivian Schiller as well.
Kill All the Schillers
Audio Embed: BBC, PRI & WBUR's Here & Now 3/9/11,
Host: Robin Young.