Whining from NPR's former CEO

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Cry a radioactive ocean over NPR's plight. According to NPR's recently resigned/fired CEO Vivian Schiller

NPR has been through a "very difficult" time in the past several months. That's in part because of "the change in majority in the House," she said."It's a very difficult time with an incredible amount of scrutiny in what we do," she said.

"Scrutiny." "Incredible scrutiny" no less. Apparently Schiller thinks a tax guzzling entity funded in part by you and me should be free of scrutiny as long as it spouts the politically correct narrative; that accountability is reserved for those who cling to their guns and religion and work and save. As she noted, NPR got away with that under a Democratic majority House; now that the Republicans dominate NPR will be...scrutinized and held accountable. And that is so "very difficult."

Asked about hidden video cameras , which helped bring her down, Schiller spoke against them, saying

I think it's an abomination. I mean, this kind of tactic -- for somebody to attach the word, some are calling this a form of journalism, this is not journalism. You don't ensnare people; you don't entrap people with hidden cameras; you don't pretend to be somebody who you're not. This is, I don't know what this is, but it's got nothing to do with anything that resembles the journalism that I know. And it's very troubling, it's very troubling and I think, I worry in particular about the impact it will have I think because of this latest ACORN and Planned Parenthood had come before this, I think with this NPR sting, I don't know what else to call it, uh, I think that now everybody that I have talked to in the media is on the lookout thinking, "Who's next? Are we next?" And I worry about how that will have an impact on people's behavior because they are in fear that every conversation, everything they do might be, you know, not what it appears to be. It's terrifying.

Yes, it must be terrifying that liberals no longer control the narrative, no longer define what is news but that other segments of society are participants also with their own views. While the former were busy mocking the adherents of the Tea Party and calling it news a 22 year old with a few cameras managed to uncover real news about ACORN, Planned Parenthood and even NPR that NPR's real journalists couldn't--or more likely--wouldn't. No wonder for her "It's terrifying."

 

 


Cry a radioactive ocean over NPR's plight. According to NPR's recently resigned/fired CEO Vivian Schiller

NPR has been through a "very difficult" time in the past several months. That's in part because of "the change in majority in the House," she said.

"It's a very difficult time with an incredible amount of scrutiny in what we do," she said.

"Scrutiny." "Incredible scrutiny" no less. Apparently Schiller thinks a tax guzzling entity funded in part by you and me should be free of scrutiny as long as it spouts the politically correct narrative; that accountability is reserved for those who cling to their guns and religion and work and save. As she noted, NPR got away with that under a Democratic majority House; now that the Republicans dominate NPR will be...scrutinized and held accountable. And that is so "very difficult."

Asked about hidden video cameras , which helped bring her down, Schiller spoke against them, saying

I think it's an abomination. I mean, this kind of tactic -- for somebody to attach the word, some are calling this a form of journalism, this is not journalism. You don't ensnare people; you don't entrap people with hidden cameras; you don't pretend to be somebody who you're not. This is, I don't know what this is, but it's got nothing to do with anything that resembles the journalism that I know. And it's very troubling, it's very troubling and I think, I worry in particular about the impact it will have I think because of this latest ACORN and Planned Parenthood had come before this, I think with this NPR sting, I don't know what else to call it, uh, I think that now everybody that I have talked to in the media is on the lookout thinking, "Who's next? Are we next?" And I worry about how that will have an impact on people's behavior because they are in fear that every conversation, everything they do might be, you know, not what it appears to be. It's terrifying.

Yes, it must be terrifying that liberals no longer control the narrative, no longer define what is news but that other segments of society are participants also with their own views. While the former were busy mocking the adherents of the Tea Party and calling it news a 22 year old with a few cameras managed to uncover real news about ACORN, Planned Parenthood and even NPR that NPR's real journalists couldn't--or more likely--wouldn't. No wonder for her "It's terrifying."