Ron Schiller is out of another job--even before he begins

Former NPR chief fund raising executive Ron Schiller, whose now notorious--to some--derogatory comments about tea partiers, the uneducated whites, Republicans, Zionists, Jews and others were revealed in a sting recording, is scheduled to join the Aspen Institute as head of its Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence Program on April 1 according to an announcement released last week. "Ron Schiller embraces and lives the values that we share as a community," said Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, "I am very pleased that he has agreed to join us to help us build a strong and vibrant arts program, the kind of program that we believe is central to the Institute's origins and to its mission."In accepting this position, Schiller said, "I am thrilled to join the Aspen Institute community. The Instituteâ€"with its history, its leadership, and its association with a community known around the world for its commitment to and leadership in...(Read Full Post)